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Archived Comments for: Polycystic ovary syndrome: a complex condition with psychological, reproductive and metabolic manifestations that impacts on health across the lifespan

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  1. Something worth checking?

    Nina Holman, Holistic Healing NZ

    12 July 2010

    At last someone is looking at the multi-dimensional reasons for this "disease".

    Is it worth considering looking at whether the participants of the study have had a history of Glandular Fever (Infectious Mononucleosis) prior to being diagnosed with PCOS?? This then leads to the Hormone Imbalance. I have found in practice that there is a very high percentage link between the two.

    I will be interested in follow the results of your findings.

    Nina Holman,
    New Zealand.

    Competing interests

    No competing interests. I am an Acupuncturist and we tend to look at the "whole picture" of a person's 'disease'. I have a particular interest in Women's Hormonal Health. My comments above reflect my findings from my own practice.

  2. Is hirsutism a reproductive problem?

    Oliver Frank, University of Adelaide

    16 July 2010

    The authors state that PCOS "has significant and diverse clinical implications including reproductive (infertility, hyperandrogenism, hirsutism)".

    How does being hairy in itself affect reproduction, apart from possible questions of attracting a mate (keeping in mind that there may be men who find hairy women attractive)?

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