Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) isn’t always easy to diagnose because the condition can produce a variety of symptoms.

However, it is possible that some women may not even experience any symptoms at all. In this case, the condition may only be diagnosed if the woman is being assessed for infertility.

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Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome

Possible symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome include:

  • Noticeable facial hair
  • The absence of periods or irregular periods
  • Acne and very oily skin
  • Being overweight

If you experience any of these symptoms, discuss them with your doctor as PCOS may place you at a greater risk of developing diabetes.

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