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Doctor insights on: Cyclical Cushing's Syndrome

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What is Cushing syndrome?

What is Cushing syndrome?

Cushing syndrome: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cushing%27s_syndrome

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What is cushing's syndrome?

What is cushing's syndrome?

Symptom / sign mix: The familiar physical changes from excess glucocorticoids from any cause, made in the body or prescribged. Red, swollen face, hypertension, glucose intolerance, truncal obesity, fat pad on back of neck, fragile skin, likelihood to get infections, mood problems, acne, more. Contrast "cushing's disease" in which these by definition result from a pituitary adenoma making acth. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovary disease a syndrome?

Is polycystic ovary disease a syndrome?

Yes: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don;t have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What is premenstrual syndrome?

What is premenstrual syndrome?

Emotional disturbanc: The specific emotional and physical symptoms attributable to premenstrual syndrome or PMS vary from woman to woman, but each individual woman's pattern of symptoms is predictable, occurs consistently during the ten days prior to menses, and vanishes either shortly before or shortly after the start of menstrual flow. In particular, emotional symptoms must be present consistently to diagnose pms. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hormone imbalance: Pcos is an imbalance in hormones that can cause irregular periods, acne, excess hair, and infertility. Blood tests can determine if your pcos is from an imbalance in pituitary hormones (lh & fsh), adrenal hormones (dheas), or Insulin resistance. Some doctors recommend a pelvic ultrasound to assess the ovaries to look for cysts. ...Read more

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Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

No: The two syndromes have some similar features, but they are different syndromes that are unrelated. Klinefelter syndrome is caused by ahaving at least one extra x chromosome in a person who has a y chromosome (normal male=46 xy, klinefelter=47xxy). Typical marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in fbn1, coding for fibrillin-1. ...Read more

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Why there's hirsutism in cushing's syndrome?

Why there's hirsutism in cushing's syndrome?

Adrenal androgens: When the adrenals are stimulated, they make cortisol, but also androgens, like DHEA-S, which causes hirsutism in women. ...Read more

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Is premenstrual syndrome an illness?

Is premenstrual syndrome an illness?

PMS/PMDD: 90% of women will experience some combination of premenstrual symptoms, called premenstrual moliminia. 20% of women will have 'distressing symptoms'. Using strict guidelines, 3-8% of women have a constellation of symptoms, some disabling, and are diagnosed with pmdd. Both PMS and pmdd are conditions for which there is treatment. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

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 more

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Is polycystic ovary syndrome treatable?

Is polycystic ovary syndrome treatable?

Somewhat: Hi. Standard treatments for PCOS include BCPs with a low-androgenic progestin, metformin, and spironolactone in various combinations. PCOS increases type 2 diabetes risk, and metformin helps with that too. When fertility is desired, in addition to stopping BCPs, an agent such as clomiphene may be needed as well. As the underlying cause(s) is/are incompletely understood, we still have a way to go. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have premenstrual syndrome followed by postmenstrual syndrome?

Is it normal to have premenstrual syndrome followed by postmenstrual syndrome?

Postmenstrual? : Do you mean after your period, or after your menopause? If you're having after menses mood problems, you may in fact have depression or another disorder. See your doctor for further elucidation of the problem. ...Read more

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What is klienfelter (xxy) syndrome?

What is klienfelter (xxy) syndrome?

XXY: The klinefelter has a pattern of the sex chromosomes as XXY ( with male features). The extra x comes from an egg that had 2 x's at conception when the male y was added.The resulting fetus with 47 chromosomes is compatible with life.The baby will grow up with male sex characteristics, but often a short penis and sterility by adolescence along with other issues. ...Read more

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What is klienfelter (xxy) syndrome?

What is klienfelter (xxy) syndrome?

XXY: The klinefelter has a pattern of the sex chromosomes as XXY ( with male features). The extra x comes from an egg that had 2 x's at conception when the male y was added.The resulting fetus with 47 chromosomes is compatible with life.The baby will grow up with male sex characteristics, but often a short penis and sterility by adolescence along with other issues. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

Mixed bag: Pcos is a constellation of findings which includes irregular periods, elevated testosterone or testosterone like hormones (with no other cause), resistance to Insulin (predisposition to type 2 diabetes), problems with lipids, many times unwanted face and body hair, sometimes scalp hair loss. Ovarian cysts may or may not be found. Pcos is an outdated term but no better one has been agreed upon. ...Read more

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What is may-turner syndrome?

What is may-turner syndrome?

Compressed iliac vei: May- thurner syndrome classically refer to a compression of the left common iliac vein by the iliac artery . This result in left leg pain, swelling and deep vein thrombosis. It has now been expanded and is now called non thrombotic iliac vein lesions (nivl), to include both the right and left iliac veins.). ...Read more

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What is cushing's syndrome and it affect?

What is cushing's syndrome and it affect?

Hormonal...: It is hormonal problem where the body experiences changes due to too much glucocorticoids which might be elevated for different reasons like for example adrenal tumors( usually benign), medications, other hormonal issues. Symptoms can be weight gain, elevated blood sugar, fatigue, muscle weakness, moon face, among others. ...Read more

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Why is cushing's disease or syndrome fatal?

Excess cortisol: Cushing's disease is excessive cortisol in the body from a pituitary tumor that leads to its secretion.Cushing's syndrome refers to the stigmata with excessive cortisol.This can be from the pituitary or administered by drs. Symptoms include hypertension, obesity, heart problems, sensitivity to infection. Cushing's disease/syndrome can be treated so it is not necessarily fatal, but it can be. ...Read more

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What exactly is polycystic ovarian syndrome like?

What exactly is polycystic ovarian syndrome like?

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