Which physical findings are characteristic of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in patients with insulin resistance?

Updated: Aug 07, 2019
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Patients with PCOS may have masculine habitus, such as coarse or greasy skin and acne, frontal alopecia, breast atrophy, hypertrophy of the clitoris, and obesity; varying degrees of hirsutism or virilization may be present. These manifestations are due to hyperandrogenism.


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