Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder in woman of reproductive age.  The condition is caused by an imbalance of the female hormones (oestrogen and progesterone) which leads to the development of the multiple, small ovarian cysts from which the disease gets its name.  Higher than normal levels of testosterone also contribute.  It is thought that higher than normal levels of insulin contribute to the sex hormone imbalance.

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