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Polycystic ovary syndrome – an overview

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K. Muhunthan

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that has a number of reproductive and general health implications in adults. It is also currently considered the commonest endocrine condition to affect women with an estimated prevalence of 10–15%. Anyhow this prevalence rate depends on the population studied and the diagnostic criteria used.

There is significant heterogeneity of presentation, such that signs and symptoms manifest across a spectrum and their severity may vary.

PCOS appears to be underdiagnosed and, as a result, patients may not be managed appropriately. Management of PCOS may require the collaboration of a variety of healthcare professionals.

How to Cite: Muhunthan K. Polycystic ovary syndrome – an overview. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2018;30(1):18–23. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v30i1.7
Published on 01 Jul 2018.
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