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Is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) serious?

Because of the hormone imbalances that occur in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), it can increase your risk of a range of serious health problems, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. Women with PCOS can have an increased risk of developing endometrial and breast cancer.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Endometriosis


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