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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Can PCOS be prevented?

While PCOS cannot be prevented or cured, it can be controlled, with varying degrees of success, with healthy lifestyle choices. Like all women, women with PCOS can benefit from appropriate diet and exercise. Many women will experience improvement in the signs and symptoms of PCOS if they are able to maintain a healthy weight.

Infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome

Excess androgen production with PCOS leads to irregular or absent ovulation, which a woman experiences as irregular, light or absent menstrual periods. Because of the problems with ovulation, women with PCOS may have difficulty becoming pregnant.

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks on January 24, 2016

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