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What drugs will you be prescribed for excessive menstration insuline resistant failure to ovulate and high levels of androgens?

What drugs will you be prescribed for excessive menstration insuline resistant failure to ovulate and high levels of androgens?

PCOS Diagnosis: The diagnosis of pcos requires 2 of 3 findings: irregular cycles > 35 days, elevated male hormones, acne or excess hair growth or polycystic appearing ovaries on us. Insulin resistance is not a diagnostic criteria. Metformin, low glycemic diet and weight training exercise are great. Actos (pioglitazone) may be better for thin women. Bcpills may be a problem if cholesterol and triglycerides are high. ...Read more

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Androgen (Definition)

Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very ...Read more


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Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more

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What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?

What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?

Although the levels : Of hormones are normal, i suspect the bioavailability or functionality of these hormones are still off - with higher testosterone and lower estrogen bioavailability. This may explain the underdeveloped breasts. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview?Page=1. ...Read more

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Having high testosterone levels prevent ovulation and or pregnancy? If so... What test should I have done to check my levels?

Having high testosterone levels prevent ovulation and or pregnancy? If so... What test should I have done to check my levels?

High testosterone: I suggest having blood test for total, free testosterone and shbh (sex hormone binding globulin). If elevated treatment will depend upon the source of the testosterone production ie. Ovary or adrenal. ...Read more

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Lh8.4,fsh1.7,PRL31.7,testosterone 41,ultrasound Normal (2dys before menstru come). bleed or brown discharge after ovulation till normal period. PCOS?

Lh8.4,fsh1.7,PRL31.7,testosterone 41,ultrasound
Normal (2dys before menstru come). bleed or brown discharge after ovulation till normal period. PCOS?

Unlikely: If you are ovulating it is very unlikely that you have PCOS. I would suggest to do ovulation test ( over the counter kit) or a blood test for serum progesterone on the 3rd week of the cycle if more that 8 it is very unlikely to be PCOS. ...Read more

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What's androgen excess in women?

What's androgen excess in women?

Multiple sx: Women with excess male hormones can have excess facial and body hair, acne, irregular periods (and lack of ovulation). There are several different causes of excess androgens in women, so an evaluation needs to be done to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How can one reduce high androgen levels in their bodies if you are a woman?

For most: Women it's because of obesity and Insulin resistance. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help. Metformin is often useful and there are antiandrogen medications available. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more