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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects approximately 5% of all women. It occurs amongst all races and nationalities, is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, and is a leading cause of infertility.

The principal features are weight problems, lack of regular ovulation and/or menstruation, and excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones. The symptoms and severity of the syndrome vary greatly among women. While the causes are unknown, insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity are all strongly correlated with PCOS.
girl: "I've been diagnosed for Polycystic ovary syndrome..."
guy: "ROFL, that's like the worst disease ever! You're going to be a fat, acne-prone, balding, bearded, infertile, depressed, wo-MAN!!!"
girl: "nonono that can't be right, maybe he misdiagnosed?"
guy: "Well you know, that's one awfully manly chin you've got there now that I think of it"
girl: " :O "
*(girl has gone offline)*
by UnlikablePrick April 22, 2009
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