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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Alternate Names : Stein-Leventhal Syndrome, Polycystic Ovarian Disorder, Hyperandrogenic Chronic Anovulation

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the disease?

There is no known way to prevent polycystic ovarian syndrome. A woman may be able to lower her risk factors with good weight management. It's also important to seek effective treatment for breast cancer or high blood pressure.

What are the long-term effects of the disease?

The long-term effects of polycystic ovarian syndrome depend on the woman's condition and her response to treatment, but they may include:

  • endometrial hyperplasia, or a buildup of cells that line the uterus, which increases her risk for cancer of the uterus
  • heart disease later in life
  • infertility
  • insulin resistance, which can contribute to obesity and diabetes
  • What are the risks to others?

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome is not contagious and poses no risk to others.

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    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 08/01/01

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