My answer to Why do I have PCOS?

Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:

The following may be some of the conditions that may increase a woman’s normally low level of male hormones:
Adrenal gland cancer, Von Hippel–Lindau disease
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, in turn mostly caused by 21-α hydroxylase deficiency
Cushing’s disease
Growth hormone excess (acromegaly)
Insulin resistance
Obesity: As there is peripheral conversion of androgens to estrogen in these patients, this is the same mechanism as polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Porphyria cutanea tarda
Stromal hyperthecosis (SH) – in postmenopausal women.
Transsexualism (male birth sex)
Tumors in the ovaries
Use of certain medications such as tetrahydrogestrinone, phenytoin, or minoxidil.


Prenatal health must be optimum. Avoidance of endocrine disrupting substances in plastics.

Why do I have PCOS?