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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (say "pah-lee-SIS-tik OH-vuh-ree SIN-drohm") is a hormone imbalance in women that can affect ovulation. It can cause problems with a woman's periods and make it harder to get pregnant.

Last Revised: October 9, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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