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Diagnosed with cyst on left ovary, PCOS. Suggested surgery. Is PCOS genetic, does facial hair and acne can cause PCOS?

hi! my sister has been diagnosed with cyst on her left ovary which is more than 5mm. doctor has asked her to carry out the operation for cyst removal . also she is diagnosed with pcos . will things be okay after this? she is 27 and has no children. i also wanted to know if pcos is genetic? my dad s sisters too had it. i am 21 i also have a chance of having it? my periods are regular and normal.i generally don t experience any pain during my menses. but i do have a little facial hair and acne problem. please do reply.
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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Hello dear PCOS is a hormonal disease which affects menstruation and conception. Obesity, acne, excessive hair are all part of this disease. It has some element of genetic involvement but many other factors are also involved. Moreover if you have regular periods and adequate flow then nothing to worry as of today. And your sister should get her surgery done to deal with the cyst, PCOS and also it will tell the status of her fallopian tubes so as to look for the cause of infertility if any. Wish you and your sister a very good health. Take care.
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