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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal, structural and functional condition that significantly reduces female fertility. Understanding how it develops is crucial when trying to prevent or treat it. The complexity of the condition and its connections with Endometriosis have inspired us to explain both conditions in great detail as, between them, they cause the majority of (non-age-related) female infertility. We provide overviews of the causes and diagnosis of the condition:

About PCOS

An overview of the various causes and different ways to diagnose the condition

Causes of PCOS

There are a variety of factors that can drive the progression of PCOS

Sex hormones control the menstrual cycle, and they’re out of balance in PCOS

Inflammation is a core aspect of both PCOS and Endometriosis

Exposure to sex hormones in the womb have life-long implications for girls (and boys)

Different ethnic groups have distinct variations in the rate and expression of PCOS

Diagnosis of PCOS

Diagnosing PCOS isn’t as simple as you’d think, especially when age is a factor, and there are different forms of polycystic ovary with different fertility levels

The different ways PCOS is diagnosed, why this matters, and why it should change

There are three “forms” of polycystic ovary condition, with significantly different fertility

How PCOS affects the female body physically, hormonally and in other ways

Blood tests that women with PCOS should consider to assess any other conditions that could be contributing to PCOS or are caused by it


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