Polycystic ovary syndrome 'doubles' women's hospital admissions

January 28, 2015 8:08 AM

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Polycystic ovary syndrome 'doubles' women's hospital admissions

"Our study indicates women who have PCOS have twice as many hospital admissions as women without the condition. Additional health care resources should be directed to address the risks facing this population."

The study paper describes typical features of polycystic ovary syndrome, including menstrual irregularity, hyperandrogenism (high levels of male hormone, causing hirsutism and acne) and polycystic ovarian morphology (multiple cysts in the ovaries) - with "significant reproductive implications for wo...

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