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Can You Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome After A Hysterectomy
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
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
Testing: Testing some hormones is part of making a diagnosis of pcos. ...Read more
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
PCOS: Do you have irregular cycles? If not, you do not have it. If you do see a doctor: you need blood testing and ultrasound to complete the diagnosis one way or another. ...Read more
I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and my cycle didn't come for 3 months. The values are 3 times higher than normal?
Re-evaluation: Your indicate in your history that you have PCOS and premature ovarian failure. Followup with your physician for re-evaluation. ...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
Primary care: I always recommend seeing your primary care first to validate your concerns. If he/she truly feel that there is a problem, he/she can treat you or send you to the appropriate specialist. S: obgyn, women's health, endocrinologists... ...Read more
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
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 (clomiphene) based on her wishes in getting pregnant or not. ...Read more
Not always: If a 2.8 cm cyst is smooth and stable on repeat ultrasound exams and not causing any pain it does not always need to be removed. However, if causing pain or has suspicious findings or growing on ultrasound, then it should be removed. ...Read more
Decrease insulin res: 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
Birth control pills: You should see an ob-gyn and see if you're a candidate for birth control pills. They may be able to shrink down your cysts, getting your ovaries to function well enough to get pregnant and carry a baby to term. ...Read more
Yes: Women with pcos generally are anovulatory and do not ovulate. However, there is always the possibility that you can have an occasional ovulatory cycle. Problem is, you never know when it could happen, and timing intercourse is difficult. If you do not want to get pregnant, you should think about some method of birth control. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm having pain where my ovaries are (i have polycystic ovarian syndrome and I also have an iud) but the area is hard now. What could this be?
Pelvic infection: When your lower abdomen is hard and tender, it could be due to an infectiion. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
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. Will taking the dietary supplement rip fuel cause any problems?
Diet supplements: PCOS is unrelated to your use of a diet supplements. Use these products with caution. They can causes nervousness, jitteriness, mood swings and other unpleasant side effects. They also have no proven evidence that they actually do anything productive. Save your money. A good work out at the gym and a healthy diet will improve things more ...Read more
Can I get pregnant if there is no ejaculation or pre ejaculation? I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome
Yes: Those little guys can sneak out even without ejaculation and it only takes one. Granted, odds lower and with your pcos you don't ovulate regularly which reduces chances of pregnancy, but all it takes is one egg and one sperm. If you don't want pregnancy, don't play roulette that these things in combo somehow constitute birth control. ...Read more
I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. My period use to be very irregular but now it comes every month, sometimes 3-4 times. Should I be concerned?
See your doctor: 3 to 4 periods a month is not normal. You should talk to your doctor again. ...Read more
Would a transvaginal pelvic scan be enough to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, or endeomitritis?
It would help: In additon to a history and physical exam, it would help. ...Read more
I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Should I start taking estrogen? I get hair in weird places, like on my chin and neck
No: With pcos the estrogen level is chronically elevated and additional estrogen will not help. Ocp's (which do contain estrogen) however would likely help by suppression of the ovaries. The hair changes you notice are probaly due to increased testosterone levels seen with pcos and would probably improve with ocp's as well. ...Read more
I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and excessive hair growth and im unable to loose weight does that mean ill never have children?
I have severe pain in both lower quadrants (close to ovaries) I have Polycystic ovarian syndrome & liver is inflamed. Pain is worse when coughing?
GYN exam: This is a serious presentation and I would advise IMMEDIATE GYN EVALUATION or ER today. ...Read more
Is it normal to not get a period on birth control pills? I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Each month I have it but this once I didn't.
I have been taking a medicine known as Menogia for my irregular periods. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Recently I had sex with my boyfriend and?
The Question is?: I am sorry but you failed to ask us a question. ...Read more
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