Tag - PCOS

PCOS and syndrome X

Q I’ve heard a lot recently about syndrome X, but I don’t really understand what it is. Can you please explain what the symptoms are, who is likely to develop it and how it can be treated? - AJ, Plymouth

Polycystic problems

Q My 23-year-old girlfriend suffers from irregular periods and serious pelvic pain. She is slim and blood tests show normal hormone levels. Yet, a year ago, her ultrasound was highly suggestive of polycystic ovaries. Her periods have regulated...

Adult female acne

According to a US study of more than 10,000 women, long-term use of antibiotics may be linked to a substantially increased risk of breast cancer. Women with more than 25 prescriptions, or who took antibiotics

Help for ovarian cysts

Q I’m a 30-year-old woman and, since December 2003, I have suffered from hair-follicle abscesses at the back of my head (folliculitis) and ringworm on my forehead. Recently, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

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