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The difference between PCOS and ovarian cysts

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PCOS is a metabolic disorder that affects women who have reached sexual age. It is caused when the ovaries have an abnormally excessive number of follicles. These follicles aren't hazardous, but they can produce a hormonal imbalance, which can lead to issues including irregular or absent periods, weight gain, infertility, abundant body hair, thinning head hair, and acne or greasy skin.

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Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can be seen in or on the ovaries. They are actually common, and many women may experience them at some point during their lives. The majority of ovarian cysts develop naturally throughout the childbearing years as a result of the regular menstrual cycle. These cysts are usually innocuous and will go away on their own in a few months without the need for medical treatment.

Ovarian cysts and PCOS are related illnesses that share many of the same symptoms which make women frequently mix the two together. The most notable distinction between the two conditions is that PCOS causes a considerable hormonal imbalance, whereas ovarian cysts do not usually cause this. It's also possible for women to have many ovarian cysts and not have PCOS. It has been discovered that women with ovarian cysts have little difficulty getting pregnant, whereas women with PCOS frequently struggle.

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