Why PCOS Matters to Your Fertility

5 things you need to know about PCOS and how it affects your fertility.

Article courtesy of Well Rounded NY

You’ve skipped a period or two and have been breaking out like a teenager. It’s easy to dismiss it as stress or lack of sleep,  but these symptoms may indicate that you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, otherwise known as PCOS. Though the exact causes remain unknown, PCOS is a common disorder associated with hormonal imbalances and insulin resistance, which doctors think is caused by genetics. This condition affects 5-10% of reproductive aged women, but millions of women remain undiagnosed.

Here are 5 things you should know about PCOS.

1. To diagnose PCOS, doctors are looking for three specific signs. The symptoms of PCOS can vary dramatically from person to person, which can make it tough to diagnose. That said, three symptoms seem to be consistent across the board...

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