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Can polycystic ovaries develop into polycystic ovary syndrome?

Can polycystic ovaries develop into polycystic ovary syndrome?

Sort of: Polycystic ovaries is a finding on ultrasound where there are lots of small follicles on the ovaries. Pcos is where you have some combination (depending on which criteria your doctor uses) of pco looking ovaries, ovulation problems and symptoms of producing too much male hormone. Many but not all women with pcos have pco looking ovaries and many women with pco ovaries have the syndrome. ...Read more

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Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

No.: Ovaries having cysts is part of the syndrome. There are some medical conditions that can mimic some of the symptoms of PCOS, such as metabolic syndrome. A complete history and workup would aid in identifying this. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is diagnosed when a patient presents with cysts on ovaries, evidence of excess androgens (excessive hair growth or acne) and irregular menstrual cycles. Women with pcos usually have elevated testosterone levels and abnormal Insulin levels both of which drive the clinical findings. It can be effectively controlled with a low-glycemic diet, weight loss, exercise, meds. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hormone imbalance: Pcos is an imbalance in hormones that can cause irregular periods, acne, excess hair, and infertility. Blood tests can determine if your pcos is from an imbalance in pituitary hormones (lh & fsh), adrenal hormones (dheas), or Insulin resistance. Some doctors recommend a pelvic ultrasound to assess the ovaries to look for cysts. ...Read more

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Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Irregular cycles ...: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

High testosterone: Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone. The elevated estrogen causes follicle growth and the high testesterone casues the abnormal hair growth a low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Insulin resistance: May cause over-secretion of insulin, called Insulin resistance; may cause vascular, early cardiac signs, and hyperandronization (hirsutism, acne and hair ,loss), thereby also causing increased appetite for carbohydrates and obesity. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovary syndrome related to polycystic kidney disease?

Is polycystic ovary syndrome related to polycystic kidney disease?

Totally unrelated: Apart from the word connection these are totally unrelated conditions. Having 1 does not lead to the other. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a complex disorder affecting the ovaries which may cause irregular cycles, fertility or metabolic problems. Polycystic kidney disease is genetic disorder and comes in two versions, both causing kidney problems, which may end in kidney failure / dialysis. ...Read more

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What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

Hormonal imbalance: Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone. The high estrogen leads to excess growth of follicles and the elevated testosterone leads to abnormal hair growth a low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovary disease a syndrome?

Is polycystic ovary disease a syndrome?

Yes: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don;t have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

PCOS: Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries treatment?

Polycystic ovaries treatment?

BCP or Fert Drugs: Pcos is an ovarian dysfunction. If you are not trying to pregnant the treatment of choice is the birth control pill. If you are trying to get pregnant we use fertility drugs, but it varies as to how a patient responds to these medications. The "fertility drug" is actually stimulating the ovary to ovulate.The first drug we use is clomid, (clomiphene) but it has to be used in higher dosages than normal ...Read more

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Characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome ?

Characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome ?

In general: In general, characteristics include irregular or absent menstruation, unwanted male hormone excess like acne or hair growth, weight gain, and little cysts on the ovaries seen on ultrasound scan. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What exactly is polycystic ovary syndrome?

What exactly is polycystic ovary syndrome?

A hormone disorder: Pcos is a syndrome or disorder in which women have 2 of 3 of the following: irregular cycles, multi-cystic ovaries, or excess androgens ("male" hormone levels). Pcos has no specific cause but it is associated with obesity, some heredity, and Insulin resistance (also seen in type 2 diabetes). Treatment can help with ovulation, fertility and cosmetics. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could polycystic ovaries syndrome be 'cured'?

Could polycystic ovaries syndrome be 'cured'?

Yes: PCOS could be cured in some women with life-style changes. Exercise and weight loss that brings weight towards ideal body weight can result in a cure. ...Read more

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Whats olycystic ovarian disease?

Whats olycystic ovarian disease?

Insulin and ovaries: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more

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Do I have polycystic ovary syndrome, because of polycystic kidneys?

Do I have polycystic ovary syndrome, because of polycystic kidneys?

No: Although the names are somewhat similar, polycystic ovary syndrome and polycystic kidney disease are completely different. Polycystic ovary syndrome is not related to and is not a cause of polycystic kidneys, and polycystic kidney disease is not related to and is not a cause of polycystic ovary syndrome. ...Read more

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Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

PCOS & Fertilty: Pcos is a disorder with infrequent ovulation as a hallmark. Because ovulation occurs at times, some women will get pregnant without help. If you need help with medication then medication is very successful. The success rate is lower than you might think and at ivf we often find poor egg quality as the likely cause. If you are overweight, then get as close to nl as possible. See a fertility doc. ...Read more

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Causes of polycystic ovaries?

Ovaries: Pcos is something you have from birth. It may take years to show up. It is a problem with hormones and Insulin secretion. No one knows exactly why it happens. ...Read more

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What are polycystic ovaries? Are there ways to cure it?

What are polycystic ovaries? Are there ways to cure it?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a collection of symptoms initially noted to occur when multiple little cysts giving the ultrasound appearance of a string of pearls was present.It is now understood to be an endocrine problem involving both insulin and ovarian hormones.There are many treatments available today but no 1 definitive cure.Things as simple as weight loss and as radical as surgery can help ...Read more

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What is the possible treatment for polycystic ovarian disease. I also have gout and antiphospholipid syndrome?

What is the possible treatment for polycystic ovarian disease.  I also have gout and antiphospholipid syndrome?

Insulin management: Metformin or other drugs that increase your body's sensitivity to insulin are frequently used.Oral contraceptives can also be used to regulate periods but are contraindicated in your case due to the increased risk of clots and your antiphospholipid syndrome. At one time, "ovarian drilling" where surgically many of the cysts are burned with an electrocautery or ovarian wedge resection was common. ...Read more

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Found endometriosis during surgery to remove cyst and polycystic ovary,taken injection to control it but affect my QOL. Is it ok to live with it ?

Found endometriosis during surgery to remove cyst and polycystic ovary,taken injection to control it but affect my QOL. Is it ok to live with it ?

Yes: Endometriosis can cause pain and infertility. It is not life threatening. So if the treatment is worse than the disease as far as quality of life is concerned, it is certainly fine to forgo the treatment. Other possible treatments such as birth control pills and DepoProvera are also options that may not work as well but might have less negative impact on QOL. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have Polycystic ovary , a cyst measuring 17 mm. Does it require surgery or it can be shrinked by medecine? I had fever of 104 degree and my USG shows small amount of fluid in POD. Please suggest.

I have Polycystic ovary , a cyst measuring 17 mm. Does it require surgery or it can be shrinked by medecine? I had fever of 104 degree and my USG shows small amount of fluid in POD. Please suggest.

Fever: If your temperature is 104 degrees you have a serious infection which needs to be diagnosed and treated. One 17 mm cyst could be nothing more than a normal functional cyst growing an egg and certainly doesn't require surgery and probably not even medicine. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome isn't an ultrasound alone diagnosis and this ultrasound doesn't sound like PCOS. Hope this helps, ...Read more

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Lt ovary removed due to large ovarian cyst & Rt ovary is polycystic in appearance if tests confirmed I had pcos what are my chances of having kids?

Lt ovary removed due to large ovarian cyst & Rt ovary is polycystic in appearance if tests confirmed I had pcos what are my chances of having kids?

With treatment : They are only slightly decreased if you get proper treatment. All in all it is just somewhat harder but very possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have cysts on my ovaries but according to my doctors not the syndrome and after many tests they don't know why I have cysts on my ovaries, but I'm n?

I have cysts on my ovaries but according to my doctors not the syndrome and after many tests they don't know why I have cysts on my ovaries, but I'm n?

Normal: Normal ovarian function requires cysts.Eggs develop in cysts known as follicles which rupture and release the ripe or mature egg at ovulation.This is known as a follicle cyst.Several eggs start developing,one becomes the dominate follicle and the others just go away.After ovulation the spot where the egg grew develops a corpus luteum,another type of cyst, that produces progesterone .Hope this help ...Read more

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Hello doc, My wife's gynae has just told her that she is havong PCOS syndrome. .her ovary is enlarged.. Pls guide is there a treatment for this? Thanx

Yes: If this is PCOS, there are medicines that can be used to treat it. Even things as simple as diet, exercise, and weight loss can help. However, one enlarged ovary doesn't necessarily mean PCOS. Many things can cause one ovary to enlarge. PCOS is an endocrine disorder and involves much more than enlarged ovaries. In many cases of PCOS the ovaries are normal size. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are both your ovaries the same size?

Are both your ovaries the same size?

No: It would be very rare for both of your ovaries to be exactly the same size just as both of you hands and both of your feet are not the same size but are generally close. ...Read more

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What does this mean? mixed echogenicity in right ovary, areas of increased echogenicity also some cystic changes but no abnormal vasclarity

Not cancer: The mixed echogenicity means a variety of densities of tissue and the cystic changes can be nothing more than normal follicles. The vascularity is important because cancer grows very rapidly compared to normal tissue an alot of abnormal blood vessels develope to provide the nutrition and oxygen necessary for that rapid growth. It can help differentiate between cancer and no cancer. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What is the.nowmal.size.of ovary?

It depends: The ovary is not round but ellicptical and decreases with age. Before menopause it is approximately 1.5x1.5x3 cm. ...Read more

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Any natural way to get rid of an enlarged ovary due to follicular?

Any natural way to get rid of an enlarged ovary due to follicular?

Time: A follicular cyst is one in which an egg develops. When the egg is mature, the cyst will rupture and release the egg and that cyst will be gone. No intervention should be necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My right ovary contains a large cyst at 4.6 x 3.3x3.6 CM in size . Can it be treated without surgery?

My right ovary  contains a large cyst at 4.6 x 3.3x3.6 CM in size . Can it be treated without surgery?

Depends: It depends on what kind of cyst it is. A simple cyst can just be observed and will often go away on its own. Sometimes they are treated with birth control pills or progesterone. A complex cyst is more likely to require surgery. ...Read more

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Hi I have pcod in left ovary, can I get Pregnant?

Hi I have pcod in left ovary, can I get Pregnant?

PCOD: PCOD doesn't usually occur in only one ovary unless you have only one ovary. It is a systemic disease. While it does decrease fertility and increase the miscarriage rate, patients with PCOD have normal, healthy babies every day. This may require some help but also occurs spontaneously. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Very light period, lasts only s few hours, does that mean my ovaries are still working since there was blood?

Very light period, lasts only s few hours, does that mean my ovaries are still working since there was blood?

If: If you are having regular periods regardless of how heavy the are your ovaries are still working. If you are only having some occasional irregular bleeding that does not mean your ovaries are or aren't working. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a sharp pain where my ovary was. I had a unilateral oophorectomy 12 days ago via laparotomy. Is this normal?

I am experiencing a sharp pain where my ovary was. I had a unilateral oophorectomy 12 days ago via laparotomy. Is this normal?

Post-op pain: Some post operative pain is to be expected but you should be getting better every day. If this is not the case, you need to let your surgeon know. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy (excluding ovaries) 17 days ago. I started an elimination diet 5 days ago. Have had a pulse over 100 BPM many times . Should I wo?

I had a hysterectomy (excluding ovaries) 17 days ago. I started an elimination diet 5 days ago. Have had a pulse over 100 BPM many times . Should I wo?

No: Many things can raise your pulse including normal post-operative pain and exertion after the deconditioning of bed rest and general anesthesia of major surgery.In the absence of other conditions I do not think you need to be overly worried.Take your time getting back to your full activities,limit your lifting,rest when tired,stay hydrated,and use your pain meds if needed.You should be 100% soon ...Read more

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How long will it take for my ovaries to start releasing eggs again after BC?

How long will it take for my ovaries to start releasing eggs again after BC?

Varies: Your fertility can return as soon as the month after you stop your pills and some women are more fertile just after stopping birth control pills. In other women it can still be normal to take up to one year to start having pills again. This is called post-pill amenorrhea. Unfortunately there is no way to predict which will be the case with an individual woman. Wish I could be more help. ...Read more