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Most women with acne have polycystic ovaries.

PMID: 2532926  

Out of 98 female referrals with acne vulgaris it was possible to define ovarian morphology by high resolution ultrasound imaging of the pelvis in 82 (84%). Sixty-eight (83%) were shown to have polycystic ovaries, compared with 19% in a control group without acne. The presence of polycystic ovaries in the acne patients did not correlate with acne severity, infertility, menstrual disturbance, hirsutes, or biochemical endocrinological abnormalities.

Bunker CB,  Newton JA,  Kilborn J,  Patel A,  Conway GS,  Jacobs HS,  Greaves MW,  Dowd PM

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