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Do I have to have a blood test to find out if i'm pregnant? I have endometriosis and polycystic ovaries. All test are negative.

Do I have to have a blood test to find out if i'm pregnant?  I have endometriosis and polycystic ovaries.  All test are negative.

No: Urine pregnancy tests are usually accurate for pregnant patients. If there is continued question regarding the possibility of pregnancy, the blood test is the most accurate method. Neither endometriosis or pcos makes confirming pregnancy harder than usual. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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I have polycystic ovaries, endometriosis and homornal imbalance. I had heavy menses and my doc had tah in 2009, but i waited. Should i now proceed?

I have polycystic ovaries, endometriosis and homornal imbalance. I had heavy menses and my doc had  tah in 2009, but i waited. Should i now proceed?

Depends: Many of your symptoms would be treatable without surgery. If those treatments fail, or if you have other issues with the uterus and / or ovaries - then surgery may be an appropriate consideration. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Found endometriosis during surgery to remove cyst and polycystic ovary,taken injection to control it but affect my QOL. Is it ok to live with it ?

Found endometriosis during surgery to remove cyst and polycystic ovary,taken injection to control it but affect my QOL. Is it ok to live with it ?

Yes: Endometriosis can cause pain and infertility. It is not life threatening. So if the treatment is worse than the disease as far as quality of life is concerned, it is certainly fine to forgo the treatment. Other possible treatments such as birth control pills and DepoProvera are also options that may not work as well but might have less negative impact on QOL. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Medication for polycystic ovaries?

Medication for polycystic ovaries?

BCP or Metformin: For non-insulin resistant patients the treatment varies, depending on whether a patient is trying for pregnancy or not. Birth control pills for those who are not trying to get pregnant. Metformin only for those patients with impaired glucose tolerance. These are patients that have been found to have an elevated Insulin level or diabetes from Insulin resistance ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovaries is too dangerous?

Is polycystic ovaries is too dangerous?

No but frustrating: An ovulation disorder. There has been a lot of press coverage regarding "insulin resistance" as being the main cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome. This has led to many, many women being misdiagnosed and mismanaged. As a result, there has been a tendency to automatically prescribe metformin (glocophage). In reality, only 30-40% of these women have Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that a woman has. One of the features is abnormal ovulation, increased hair growth or acne, elevated male hormones, and ultrasound evidence of a string of pearls in the ovaries. Two out of the three previous criteria are necessary to make a diagnosis of pcos. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovaries. What should I do?

I have polycystic ovaries. What should I do?

Common disorder: Pcos may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Check w/your gyn>. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more