Poly-cystic ovary syndrome is a surprisingly common condition, affecting up to 10% of women in the US. But despite it being so common, there's a whole lot that's still unknown about it: Experts don't know exactly what causes it, and as many as 50% of people who have it don't know that they do.
Women's ovaries normally produce some "male" hormones called androgens, but women with PCOS make too much. That can cause missed periods, thick body hair, weight gain, and acne.
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**Statistics courtesy of Prevention Magazine, photo courtesy of Shutterstock