Do the symptoms of PCOS ever suggest anything more serious?

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The symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can suggest more serious conditions, including an androgen-producing tumor, Cushing's syndrome, hyperprolactinemia, adrenal hyperplasia, or hypothyroidism. A thorough diagnosis of PCOS is important, especially if your levels of testosterone are above a certain level, or you have symptoms of "virilization" such as facial beard, clitoromegaly (enlarged clitoris), balding at the temples, deepening voice or muscle enlargement.

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Did you know that women are more likely to seek medical care than men? Sexual health needs, like pregnancy and contraception, often necessitate early visits to a doctor. But as we age, various health issues affect women more than ...

men, including depression, weight problems, and certain types of arthritis.In order to maintain your health and wellness, make sure you get an annual checkup.

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