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Doctor insights on: Bilateral Polycystic Ovarian Disease Is It Harmful

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Polycystic ovarian disease--is that bad?

Polycystic ovarian disease--is that bad?

Yes: Pcos seems to be lifelong. It is a disorder characterized by menstrual irregularities, reversed ratio of fshto lh, elevated ovarian testosterone production, anovulation, Insulin resistance, higher risk of early uterine cancer, hirsutism and infertility. Weight is typically above normal & involves Insulin resistance & circulating testosterone levels. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian disease like?

What is polycystic ovarian disease like?

Yes: Pcos seems to be lifelong. It is a disorder characterized by menstrual irregularities, reversed ratio of fshto lh, elevated ovarian testosterone production, anovulation, Insulin resistance, higher risk of early uterine cancer, hirsutism and infertility. Weight is typically above normal & involves Insulin resistance & circulating testosterone levels. ...Read more

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How can polycystic ovarian disease be cured?

How can polycystic ovarian disease be cured?

Cured? No: Can it be cured permanently, so the body functions exactly as normal without medicines? No. Can most abnormalities and symptoms be worked with for a satisfactory heathy quality of life? Yes, mostly. ...Read more

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How can you treat polycystic ovarian disease?

How can you treat polycystic ovarian disease?

DIET, EXERCISE: Weight loss when needed and a drug called metformin, in an attempt to lower Insulin levels. ...Read more

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What are the tests for polycystic ovarian disease?

Bloodwork + sonogram: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Also need to "rule out" other causes of irregular cycles, acne, hair growth: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See OB or fertility md. ...Read more

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What do you know about polycystic 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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What is a good diet for polycystic ovarian disease?

What is a good diet for polycystic ovarian disease?

Steady: Normal meals. Try not to miss meals or your Insulin levels may be altered. Balanced fruit and vegetables etc. Not too high in carbs and must get enough protein. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovarian disease (pcod)?

What to do about polycystic ovarian disease (pcod)?

PCOS: If you have been diagnosed with this you must follow up with your doctor. If your doctor is not a gynecologist ask for a referral to one.

You can also go online and look up PCOS on Wikipedia. ...Read more

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If you have polycystic ovarian disease can you have kids?

If you have polycystic ovarian disease can you have kids?

Yes: Worldwide, if you have to have an infertility problem, pcos seems to be the most successful if treated. 80% pregnancy rate with treatment of infertility due to pcos. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms common to polycystic ovarian disease?

There are several...: They can vary, but the most common symptoms include irregular or absent menstrual cycles, manifestations of male hormone excess (like acne, unwanted facial and body hair), weight gain or difficulty with weight loss, and ovarian pain. ...Read more

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How can I control the symptoms associated with polycystic ovarian disease?

How can I control the symptoms associated with polycystic ovarian disease?

PCOS: Treatment often focuses on main concerns. Weight loss and exercise always help. Regulation of cycles with birth control, progesterone on a monthly basis, metformin in the case of insulin resistance, or ovulation inducing medications if pregnancy is desired. Hair growth can be addressed with electrolysis, spironolactone, or vaniqua. Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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What causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause?

What causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause?

Obesity: The majority of cases of pcos occur in overweight women. Weight loss is very effective for restoration of the normal menstral cycle. However, many women are unable to lose weight and require other treatments such as ocp's or surgery. ...Read more

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How come I have polycystic ovarian disease, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have polycystic ovarian disease, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not genetic: Pcos is not a genetic disorder. It can occur in any woman, but is most often seen in overweight women. But, certainly not all overweight women develop pcos. ...Read more

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What are the cause of high rang of LH and the cause of polycystic ovarian disease?

LH can vary: Depending upon when it was drawn. There is a surge of lh prior to ovulation. Low levels of estrogen can cause higher lh as well. No one knows the cause of polycystic ovarian disease, but it results from Insulin resistance and has a significant genetic component, plus it gets much worse with weight gain. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of polycystic ovarian disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of polycystic ovarian disease?

Many possible signs: 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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If you had to boil it down, what is polycystic ovarian disease?

If you had to boil it down, what is polycystic ovarian disease?

Hairy, infertile: Enlarged ovaries secondary to hyperinsulinemia. Insulin resistance, hirsuitism, frequent hyperlipidemia, infertility, increased risk for t2dm, ascvd. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy? Any bad effects?

Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy? Any bad effects?

Gestational DM: Pcos women tend to be Insulin resistant so have a higher propensity toward gestational diabetes in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovarian disease curable?

Can be controlled: To have the diagnoses of pcos you need to have androgen excess (increased hair growth, elevated testosterone or acne) irregular menstrual cycles and/or pcos appearing ovaries by ultrasound (you just need 2 of these 3 criteria to be diagnosed). The symptoms can be controlled with weight loss, cutting carbs, and medical therapy (ocps, metformin etc), but its not curable. ...Read more

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What's polycystic ovarian disease (pcos)?

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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Is there a cure for polycystic ovarian disease?

Is there a cure for polycystic ovarian disease?

Yes, lower insulin: Since pcod represents the expression of the type ii diabetes gene, the primary treatment is to lower dramatically high Insulin levels due to Insulin resistance. Insulin causes the ovary to increase male hormone production that inhibits follicle development. The treatment is best accomplished through a very low carbohydrate, high fat diet. Dramatic wt loss and increased fertility occurs. ...Read more

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Does polycystic ovarian disease develop in teens?

Does polycystic ovarian disease develop in teens?

Yes: Pcos seems to be lifelong. It is a disorder characterized by menstrual irregularities, reversed ratio of fshto lh, elevated ovarian testosterone production, anovulation, Insulin resistance, higher risk of early uterine cancer, hirsutism and infertility. Weight is typically above normal & involves Insulin resistance & circulating testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Question about polycystic ovarian disease? Same as pcos?

Question about polycystic ovarian disease? Same as pcos?

Yes: Pcos is not a disease but a syndrome - a collection of things that occur together. I often see the older term 'pcod' used by patients from india or medical records from there. Even pcos is a bad name - they are not cysts but small antral follicles, but we are all used to the term pcos, and polyfollicular ovary syndrome doesn't mean anything to most mds or patients. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovarian disease cause a woman to be overweight?

Can polycystic ovarian disease cause a woman to be overweight?

Yes: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pco) causes the body to respond less well to insulin, so that higher Insulin levels are needed to keep glucose (sugar) under control. These higher Insulin levels can make people feel hungrier than usual so they eat more, and make it easier to gain weight. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for polycystic ovarian disease?

Are there any treatments for polycystic ovarian disease?

Yes. TTC or not?: Treatment is different if trying to conceive or not. If not ttc may need birth control pills, Insulin sensitizing medications, or anti-androgens to treat symptoms and prevent health issues. If ttc you need fertility testing first, and may need fertility treatment such as Insulin sensitizing medications (metformin) and ovulation induction treatments. See ob/gyn or fertility specialist (rei) if ttc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for polycystic ovarian disease pco?

What is the treatment for polycystic ovarian disease pco?

Depends, TTC or not?: If not trying to conceive birth control pills are often used, sometimes with antiandrogens like spironolactone as well to decrease acne/hair growth more than bc pills alone. If trying to conceive we use Insulin sensitizers like metformin, plus ovulation-inducing tablets - most commonly Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole - sometimes low-dose shots or ivf if needed. Surgery for pcos is no longer a good option. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease treatment if ttc?

Polycystic ovarian disease treatment if ttc?

Multi fold: Improving ovulation with medication. Also reducing male hormone levels either with Insulin sensitizing agent and potentially with corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Yes!: Many women with pcos do conceive on their own, especially if they are healthy and maintain a proper diet and exercise program. If they need help, our treatments are phenomenally successful! ...Read more

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What can I use for polycystic ovarian disease if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for polycystic ovarian disease if I don't have a doctor?

Weight loss: Diet, exercise and weight loss can be helpful until you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Hemorrhagic cyst: A hemorrhagic cyst is a typically benign cyst of the ovary the forms after the follicle (the cyst that contains the egg cell) fills up with blood. These usually resolve within a few months. ...Read more