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08/03/2015 by RMA of NY

A blog by Rashmi Kudesia, MD, RMA of New York, August 3, 2015

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormone disorder that has been misunderstood, underdiagnosed and undertreated for many years. It is estimated that approximately one out of ten women in the United States may suffer from the condition, but even when diagnosed, many women do not receive the full breadth of appropriate counseling, testing and treatment. If their symptoms become intrusive or they experience a delay to conception, they may get only targeted treatment without a full explanation of what PCOS means. But, the good news is that as awareness of PCOS has becomes more widespread, appropriate care is being provided at an earlier age and its most challenging aspects are beginning to be addressed.