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What Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

Final Thoughts

Although there is no cure for PCOS, there are a number of ways to treat and manage the symptoms. Getting your symptoms under control as soon as possible can help you reduce your risk for long-term complications, such as heart disease and diabetes.
Whether you want to become pregnant or not, it's important to understand that PCOS does not just relate to the reproductive system -- it affects numerous systems in the body. Learning ways to control and prevent symptoms can help reduce your risk for more serious complications down the road. However, if you do want to become pregnant, having PCOS does not mean you won't be able to get pregnant. It can just take time, patience, and the right combination of treatments to achieve your goal.
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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