Polycystic ovary syndrome: Pathogenesis and treatment over the short and long term

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ABSTRACTAlthough polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with hyperandrogenism and infertility early in life, it is a harbinger of a lifelong condition that can lead to serious sequelae such as endometrial or ovarian cancer, diabetes mellitus, and coronary artery disease. We review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition.


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