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4 letters we don't want to hear: PCOS

(Yes, this is a pomegranate, somewhat similar to but easier to look at than, a polycystic ovary).

10% of all women of child-bearing age have it, along with 75% of women with irregular periods, and it is the most common cause of female-associated problems with infertility. So if you have been diagnosed with it, you have lots of company.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, usually begins around the time of first menstruation, but it can also start much later in a woman’s life. And there is often a long delay before it is even suspected or diagnosed. The most important thing about PCOS to remember, however, is that it is a condition involving the entire endocrine system: despite the name, PCOS not just about the ovaries.

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