A 36-year-old member asked:
does pcos cause you to be moodier than most?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Not usually: Patients often experience mood changes around the time of the period. Pcos patients often skip periods. By itself, pcos should have little effect on mood.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
What are different ways to treat pcos?
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Diet, exercise, weight loss when needed and meds like metformin and actos (pioglitazone).
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Do you have advice for a good remedie for pcos?
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Urogynecology 25 years experience
Weight loss: Pcos is a condition where excess hormones - progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and or their analogs/precursors are made by fatty tissues. The only cure is a reduction in weight, although there are a small percentage of underwt women with this. You can treat some symptoms with birth control hormones, and possible metformin, but not "fix it" without decreasing the amount of body fat.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
How common is pcos is it hard to treat? How can I find out for sure if I have it. I can't go to a doctor cause I can't afford it. What do I do
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: Usually with pcs you will see irregular o no periods, excessive hair growth, acne, unable to get pregnant. It is a problem related to an imbalance between the male and female hormones, and is diagnosed by symptoms as well as by blood measurement of hormones. It can also be associated with obesity.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
I have pcos- is there any medications that do not require prescriptions that would help?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Possibly: Pco's is a medical condition that has a wide clinical variation or appearance. This means different patients, with the same diagnosis of pco's, will exhibit different medical problems. For example, one patient may have acne and another may not have that problem at all. Thus, would need to know the specific symptoms you are trying to resolve to help determine the answer to this question.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Alternative treatments for pcos good?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
Focus On Cause: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also recommend balancing your excessive estrogen with additional progesterone. You can explore decreasing your estrogen by reading: the anti-estrogen diet.
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