Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) (cont.)
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The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not fully understood, but genetics may be a factor.
PCOS problems are caused by hormone changes. One hormone change triggers another, which changes another.
Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) tend to start gradually. Hormone changes that lead to PCOS often start in the early teens, after the first menstrual period. Symptoms may be especially noticeable after a weight gain.
Symptoms may include:
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