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My friend inform me that as PCOS get older, chance of pregnancy may get higher. But I would like to know the real fact behind it.
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replied October 21st, 2010
Hi,

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a relatively common hormonal disorder and it causes a number of different symptoms in women of reproductive age. Common to all women with PCOS is an irregularity in the menstrual cycle and the presence of excess male hormones (androgens). Menstrual cycles may be normal at first and then gradually become irregular, or the onset of menses may be delayed. The menstrual irregularities of PCOS are accompanied by a lack of ovulation, so affected women may experience infertility.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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