Excess hair growth in women may indicate PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of hirsutism in young women, and 70-80% of women with hirsutism suffer from PCOS. – Hirsutism involves the growth of coarse hair in females in a male-like pattern. It is a distressing condition that affects 5-15% of women. It can be particularly upsetting for young women undergoing the emotional and psychosocial upheaval of adulthood.