Outcomes of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Anan, Noha Mohammed (2018-04-13)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that it considered one of the most common endocrinopathies in women of reproductive age and affects 5-20% of that age group. It’s the most common cause for infertility, accounting for 20% of cases. Patients must show two of the three phenotypes to be diagnosed with PCOS (hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovaries and anovulation)


Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age and the most common cause of infertility. It is characterized by hyperandrognism, anovulation and polycystic ovaries. It is not exactly known what causes this syndrome; but several environmental and genetic factors are suspected. Obesity and insulin resistance are common among the affected women. Proper therapeutic management of the syndrome’s manifestations and a healthier lifestyle are advised to avoid metabolic, cardiovascular and psychiatric disturbances

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