poly·​cys·​tic | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈsi-stik How to pronounce polycystic (audio) \

Definition of polycystic

: having or involving more than one cyst polycystic kidneys a polycystic disease

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And so the cycle continued until one day a friend posted an article about polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) on Facebook. Emily Price, Glamour, "I Knew Something Was Wrong With My Body—My Doctors Told Me I Was ‘Just Fat’," 28 Aug. 2019 The quest for answers wore on for years, through a tangled forest of false diagnoses (gluten sensitivity, polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance). SELF, "My Whole Identity Was Health and Wellness. My Reality Was Disordered Eating.," 24 July 2019 Logging the flow strength and accompanying symptoms can also be a clue into certain health conditions that affect your cycle, such as endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Cory Stieg, refinery29.com, "The Apple Watch Can Now Track Your Period," 4 June 2019 The conversation led to other conversations about miscarriages, and abortions, and concerns like endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Kim Brooks, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Frontier of Fertility Tests—for Young Women," 1 Nov. 2018 According to research, reproductive health conditions like fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, and endometriosis are all fairly common among the Black community. Teen Vogue, "Period Taboo and Menstrual Cups in the Black Community," 15 Nov. 2018 Struggling to lose weight, Andrea went for a checkup with her primary care doctor, TriHealth’s Lee Niemeyer, MD, which led to her being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Making the most of being mom – how weight loss surgery changed Andrea’s life," 29 June 2018 No doctor has ever initiated a conversation with me about fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), or endometriosis. Minda Honey, Longreads, "The Power in Knowing: Black Women, HIV, and the Realities of Safe Sex," 19 June 2018 And some studies suggest that the keto diet could be helpful for managing polycystic ovarian syndrome, certain neurological diseases, and even acne. refinery29.com, "The Ketogenic Diet Was Never Supposed To Be A Trend — But Here We Are," 3 May 2018

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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poly·​cys·​tic | \ -ˈsis-tik How to pronounce polycystic (audio) \

Medical Definition of polycystic

: having or involving more than one cyst polycystic kidneys polycystic disease

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