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What increases the chances of developing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

You may be at greater risk of developing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) if you have a family history of PCOS (for example, your sister or mother has it), and you are also overweight or obese. Women from some ethnic backgrounds are at increased risk, including indigenous Australians and women from the Indian subcontinent.

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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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