Causes of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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There is a great lack of knowledge about the origin of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Although symptoms present during adolescence, coinciding with the start of ovarian cycles and the associated hormonal changes, their origin can be traced back to foetal life or the initial stages of life. 

Currently, it is believed that both genetic and environmental factors are involved in its origin (including prenatal factors). This would mean that different interactions between these factors lead to the various clinical presentations of PCOS. 

Substantiated information by:

Gemma Casals i Soler

Published: 28 May 2021
Updated: 28 May 2021

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