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Could it be PCOS?

As many as 1 in 10 women ages 15 to 44 are living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormone imbalance that causes ovarian cysts, trouble getting pregnant and a raised risk for other health problems, such as diabetes. PCOS is manageable, if you know you have it.

7 signs of PCOS:

1. Irregular periods, including frequent, few or no periods.

2. Excess hair on the face, chin and body.

3. Thinning hair on the head.

4. Acne.

5. Trouble maintaining a healthy weight.

6. Dark skin patches on the neck, in the groin and under breasts.

7. Skin tags in the armpits or on the neck.

Sources: Office on Women’s Health; U.S. National Library of Medicine

Learn more about PCOS and how it can affect your health.

Reviewed 8/31/2022

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