Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
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Question 1 of 5
A woman with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) may have these symptoms:
... Hirsutism (excessive body and facial hair), ovarian cysts and obesity are all symptoms of PCOS. However, the defining feature of PCOS is lack of ovulation or irregular ovulation, which is usually but not always evidenced by infrequent or skipped menstrual periods.
Question 2 of 5
Which of the following is not linked to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS):
... High blood levels of androgens, Acanthosis nigricans (darkening of the skin, usually on the neck) and irregular menstrual periods all are symptoms PCOS. In obese women, estrogen levels may also be elevated.
Question 3 of 5
Upon ultrasound evaluation, a woman with PCOS:
... Not every woman with PCOS has ovarian cysts, but many do. Cysts were once thought to be the hallmark of the syndrome, but now we know that many women with PCOS don't have cysts, and many women with cysts don't have PCOS.
Question 4 of 5
A specialist in treating hormone-related disorders is a:
... If you have PCOS symptoms or have been diagnosed, you may want to see an endocrinologist or reproductive endocrinologist. They are specially trained in the complex relationships of hormones.
Question 5 of 5
What percentage of women are affected by PCOS?
... PCOS affects between five to 10 percent of all women.
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