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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disease that is seen in 5-10% of women of reproductive age and progresses with irregular bleeding and increased hair growth. Patients with PCOS do not ovulate regularly every month, and accordingly, menstrual bleeding can be seen in irregular cycles in a wide spectrum ranging from no bleeding to heavy bleeding. In PCOS, there is no mass occupying the ovaries, the follicles in the ovaries are arranged like a descending seed around the ovaries and therefore it is called "polycystic ovary". Some patients with PCOS have insulin resistance, which predisposes them to "diabetes". In treatment; Lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, are important. Apart from this, hormonal agents and insulin-sensitizing drugs can be used for the regulation of the menstrual cycle and hair growth. Since there is no ovulation pattern, pregnancy may be difficult, and supportive treatments may be required for pregnancy.

 

 

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