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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovarian syndrome go away?

After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovarian syndrome go away?

No: Pcos does not "go away" unless the ovaries are removed at the same time. However, after a hysterectomy, the periods will not be an issue and pcos symptoms may not ba a factor any longer. ...Read more

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome or any other treatments?

PCOS treatment: The best pill to take is based on your symptoms and other factors. Since patients with pcos may have a variety of symptoms, it is best to talk to your doctor about each of the symptoms you are concerned about so that you can get the correct prescription. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. My cycle continued 12 days after not coming for 3 months. It is heavy with clots and smells what is wrong please?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. My cycle continued 12 days after not coming for 3 months.  It is heavy with clots and smells  what is wrong please?

Infection vs preg: it's possible that you have you pregnant or have an infection or might just be a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis you should have your OBGYN check as soon as possible ...Read more

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Dr. Samir Shakfeh
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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. And am inquiring as to what the best way to deal with this condition ?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. And am inquiring as to what the best way to deal with this condition ?

Weight loss: Pcos is the result of the increase in the amount of fat associated with hirsutism lack of cycle, the pt. Is at increased risk for diabetes and uterine cancer the best treatment is weight loss, however itill then the pt. Can be placed on birth control pills or Clomid based on her wishes in getting pregnant or not. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What symptoms are there?

How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What symptoms are there?

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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How to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

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

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
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What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

See your doctor.: Medications, weight loss, exercise and diet can improve your condition. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Sometimes difficult.: Determining if you have PCOS can be a sometimes confusing and sometimes difficult process. The reason is that PCOS is a syndrome that means each person will have a different set of symptoms. These symptoms can include excess weight, fatigue, infertility, hormone imbalance, sleep apnea, excess facial or body hair, and a variety of skin problems. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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