From Women’s Health
Getting any kind of medical diagnosis can be freaky and raise a lot of questions. And being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is no exception. One aspect of PCOS in particular that tends to cause some confusion is the facial hair growth that can happen as a result of the condition.
In case you’re not familiar with it, PCOS is a health condition caused by an imbalance of your reproductive hormones, per the U.S. Office on Women’s Health (OWH). That hormonal imbalance causes a problem in your ovaries, which typically make an egg that is released each month as part of your menstrual cycle. When you have PCOS, the egg might not develop the way it should or it might not be released each month.
PCOS can cause a range of symptoms, according to the OWH, including: