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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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The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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What is polycystic ovary syndrome? What are the symtoms?

What is polycystic ovary syndrome? What are the symtoms?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance in sex hormones. People with pcos often have high androgen (male hormone), irregular or missed periods or cysts in the ovaries. Genetic plays a role in this disorder although the exact cause is unknown. Treatment options are weight loss, birth control pills, metformin (diabetes pill), fertility meds, antiandrogen pills. ...Read more

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I am just wondering what is polycystic ovary syndrome and is it dangerous?

I am just wondering what is polycystic ovary syndrome and is it dangerous?

PCOS: Pcos or polycystic ovary syndrome is a situation where patients may not ovulate regularly. This may also cause some other changes in hormone levels that may cause the lining of the uterus to get very thick, some male type hormones that cause abnormal hair growth or other abnormal patterns with your period. Some people report weight changes and other symptoms. You are more at risk for diabetes. ...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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What to do about polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms?

What to do about polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms?

? coincidence: B"sd Depends on the symptoms which vary for different patients. In some cases no symptoms, others have absent menses, male hormone sx's such as acne, hair growth, severe weight problems, diabetes, hypertension, mood disturbances etc. There are many different kinds of PCOS and the best treatment depends on the individual hormone situation. Just decreased my rates, for detailed attention! ...Read more

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What are treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome naturally?

What are treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome naturally?

Naturally?: There is nothing "natural" about polycystic ovary syndrome so any treatment is not natural by definition. Starting on birth control pills would usually be the first step, assuming you are not trying to conceive. ...Read more

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What are the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome?

What are the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome?

We don't know: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a collection of problems that tend to occur together: lots of little cysts on the ovary, irregular menstrual cycles and problems with extra hormones. Unfortunately, we just don't know what comes first or what causes what. ...Read more

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What work best to treat polycystic ovary syndrome?

What work best to treat polycystic ovary syndrome?

Depends: Diet, exercise and weight loss is essential. Metformin is probably the "best" rx to decrease the cause of pcos, which is Insulin resistance. Other medications may be indicated to lower elevated testosterone (if present) or assist w/fertility. Check w/ your doctors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovary 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 are the effects of polycystic ovary syndrome in pregnancy?

What are the effects of polycystic ovary syndrome in pregnancy?

Ovulation difficulty: This condition is becks a woman doesn't predictably ovulate. So getting pregnant may be more difficult. Sometimes fertility drugs are needed to resolve this problem during pregnancy some of these women are more likely to get gestational diabetes. All of this can be managed by good care before conception and during the pregnancy. Weight loss, good nutrition, and exercise can help too. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Not really: The ovaries are polycystic and the syndrome refers to the medical issues related to polycystic ovaries such as menstrual cycle changes, hair growth patterns, weight, infertility, insulin resistance and increased risk of uterine lining overgrowth/cancers. ...Read more

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I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days , i have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do i get pregnancy?

Not sure: 33 mm is normal for ovaries if you have PCO you need to have 4 regular periods a year to keep healthy. spotting may mean nothing, but do a preg test and if negative make sure your doc helps you have a period every few months ...Read more

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Polycystic ovary syndrome can start at what age?

Polycystic ovary syndrome can start at what age?

Teens and early 20s: Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common hormone disorder in women. Its most common features are irregular/infrequent menstrual periods and excess male-like hormone (androgen) production, which causes abnormal hair growth (primarily on the face, neck, chest, and lower abdomen). Typically, it first becomes apparent during the teens and early 20's. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovary syndrome or disease. Which is it?

Syndrome: It is more correct to call it a syndrome. It has 4 major aspects-increased male hormones, lack of ovulation, ovaries with multiple cysts, and absence of other male hormone or prolactin disorders. It probably has multiple potential causes all leading to a common pathway. ...Read more

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