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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. In most women with PCOS, small fluid-filled sacs (cysts) grow on the ovaries. PCOS can cause problems with menstrual periods and make it hard to get and stay pregnant. If this condition is not treated, it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.
There is no cure for this condition, but treatment can help to manage symptoms and prevent more health problems from developing. Treatment varies depending on your symptoms and if you want to have a baby or if you need birth control.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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