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Causes of Polycystic ovary syndrome

List of causes of Polycystic ovary syndrome

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Polycystic ovary syndrome) that could possibly cause Polycystic ovary syndrome includes:

Polycystic ovary syndrome Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Polycystic ovary syndrome: Women only (related to ovaries)....more »

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Polycystic ovary syndrome, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Polycystic ovary syndrome:

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Polycystic ovary syndrome: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Polycystic ovary syndrome as a symptom:

Conditions listing Polycystic ovary syndrome as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Polycystic ovary syndrome. Our database lists the following as having Polycystic ovary syndrome as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Polycystic ovary syndrome:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Polycystic ovary syndrome as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


What causes Polycystic ovary syndrome?

Causes: Polycystic ovary syndrome: PCOS is caused by problems with the ovaries from cysts in the ovaries. The ovaries are inhibited from normal female hormone control, resulting in an imbalance with too many male-like hormones. The hormone imbalance causes the symptoms such as male-like hair growth and mild diabetes.
Article excerpts about the causes of Polycystic ovary syndrome:

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC (Excerpt)

Eggs grow, develop, and mature in the ovaries and then are released during ovulation, part of the monthly menstrual cycle that occurs during the childbearing years. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form on the ovaries when the follicles (sacs) on the ovary that contain the egg mature, but do not release the egg into the fallopian tube where it would be fertilized. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC (Excerpt)

No one knows the exact cause of PCOS, but studies are looking at whether it is caused by genetics. Also, because many women with PCOS also have diabetes, studies are examining the relationship between PCOS and the body’s ability to produce insulin. There is a lot of evidence that high levels of insulin contribute to increased production of androgen, which worsens the symptoms of PCOS. Lastly, the medication valproate, used to treat seizures may cause or worsen the symptoms of PCOS. Switching medications seems to help the condition. (Source: excerpt from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): NWHIC)

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