The Symptoms of PCOS
During the normal maturation process of a woman’s ovum, an egg develops within a cyst inside the ovary. The rupture of the follicle and release of the mature egg or ovum is called ovulation. The ovaries also produce the hormones estrogen, progesterone and androgens. The multiple small cysts seen in a polycystic ovary are the result of eggs that only partially develop within the ovary. It is thought that a slight elevation of male hormones, characteristic of women with PCOS, may inhibit the eggs’ development. An egg’s failure to mature leads to a lack of ovulation in women with PCOS.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
References on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
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