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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best fertility drug for polycystic ovarian syndrome? Note: I have been taking metformim 500mg x3 daily, without success. Thank you.
I'm of average weight with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Is infertility an issue with slim women as well?
Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?
PCOS symptoms: Yes, there can be masculinization. The elevated androgens in PCOS can have a broad spectrum of manifestations, from irregular periods only, to mild hirsutism to more severe changes such as male pattern of hairline, body hair in male places (chest, abdomen), etc. The level of testosterone or DHEA does not always predict this. See your endocrinologist or Gyn. ...Read more
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
See doctor: Women with pcos often have irregular periods. There are also some hormonal imbalances, that would require a blood test. Most women with pcos live relatively normal lives, if you are concerned about a specific symptom or are trying to get pregnant you should see a doctor at that point. ...Read more
The hallmark of PCOS: Is irregular ovulation and excess activity of androgens. This usually translates into irregular or absent periods and hair growth where you don't want it, and/or acne. There are other conditions that can mimic it, and they must be ruled out with a thorough examination and laboratory tests. Treatment is hormonal and goal-based. ...Read more
Dx of exclusion: Pcos is a DX of exclusion where a female has hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in the absence of another endocrine disorder like androgen secreting tumor, cushing's syndrome, cah, etc. Most females are Insulin resistant as well. Depending on which criteria you look at, ovarian cysts don't necessarily have to be part of the diagnosis. Pcos is a very old term and somewhat outdated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hormone Balance: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No 'cure': If you have pcos and are also overweight, losing weight is a natural way to improving symptoms and health. There are many so-called natural remedies on the internet and in nutrition stores; none of them work, save your money. Doctors can help treat (but not 'cure') pcos in several ways. ...Read more
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
A Balanced diet: A balanced diet with lots of nutrients, whole grains, veggies, fruits, and protein from all multiple sources. Limit amount of refined sugar. If you a teenager and are still growing, make sure you are getting enough calories. If not, make sure your calories match your exercise. If you are not already moving, start today and do what you can initially. ...Read more
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