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Are polycystic ovaries and polycystic kidneys linked?

Are polycystic ovaries and polycystic kidneys linked?

No: No, are faras i know they are not linked, they are separate condition, in polycystic kidney disease we do not look for cysts in ovaries and the opposite condition and the genetics and inharitance is different. ...Read more

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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the 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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Foul smell when menstruating...diagnosed with uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and. Ovarian cysts?

Foul smell when menstruating...diagnosed with uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and. Ovarian cysts?

Infection: Fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts should not cause a foul odor during menstration. It may be that you have bacterial vaginosis. A foul odor is the most frequent symptom of BV which is the most common vaginal infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovaries develop into polycystic ovary syndrome?

Can polycystic ovaries develop into polycystic ovary syndrome?

Sort of: Polycystic ovaries is a finding on ultrasound where there are lots of small follicles on the ovaries. Pcos is where you have some combination (depending on which criteria your doctor uses) of pco looking ovaries, ovulation problems and symptoms of producing too much male hormone. Many but not all women with pcos have pco looking ovaries and many women with pco ovaries have the syndrome. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries treatment?

Polycystic ovaries treatment?

BCP or Fert Drugs: Pcos is an ovarian dysfunction. If you are not trying to pregnant the treatment of choice is the birth control pill. If you are trying to get pregnant we use fertility drugs, but it varies as to how a patient responds to these medications. The "fertility drug" is actually stimulating the ovary to ovulate.The first drug we use is clomid, (clomiphene) but it has to be used in higher dosages than normal ...Read more

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Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

No.: Ovaries having cysts is part of the syndrome. There are some medical conditions that can mimic some of the symptoms of PCOS, such as metabolic syndrome. A complete history and workup would aid in identifying this. ...Read more

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Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

No: Fertilaid has not been show scientifically to cure - or even help - with any female reproductive condition, in spite of the banners on their websites. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

PCOS: Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos. ...Read more

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Can complex ovarian cysts cause polycystic ovarian disease?

Can complex ovarian cysts cause polycystic ovarian disease?

No: The term complex ovarian cyst indicates that an imaging study, usually ultrasound, shows a cyst with internal echoes, septation, or irregular or thickened cyst walls. They should be aggressively investigated as some of these cysts may be cancerous. Polycystic ovaries are usually enlarged and contain multiple small cysts just under the surface of the ovary. They mainly produce hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

PCOS & Fertilty: Pcos is a disorder with infrequent ovulation as a hallmark. Because ovulation occurs at times, some women will get pregnant without help. If you need help with medication then medication is very successful. The success rate is lower than you might think and at ivf we often find poor egg quality as the likely cause. If you are overweight, then get as close to nl as possible. See a fertility doc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of polycystic ovaries pcos?

What are symptoms of polycystic ovaries pcos?

Irregular cycles ...: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...Read more

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Bilateral polycystic ovaries any problem for pregnancy?

Will most likely: Be a problem getting pregnant as you probably do not ovulate, once you are pregnant should not be a problem, please discuss with your obgyn. ...Read more

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Causes of polycystic ovaries?

Causes of polycystic ovaries?

Ovaries: Pcos is something you have from birth. It may take years to show up. It is a problem with hormones and Insulin secretion. No one knows exactly why it happens. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian Cysts: Not all ovarian cysts undergo complications like twisting or leakage and rupture. In fact most cysts are found incidentally as part of a routing gyn examination. One has to be careful and avoid and strenuous activities if the cyst is of moderate size as they are more prone to physical complications. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries are curable?

No: But controllable with medication and diet. See a reproductive endocrinologist or obgyn to discuss how to control your pcos long term. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis of the ovaries cause infertility?

Does endometriosis of the ovaries cause infertility?

Endometriomas: Yes. Cysts of endometriosis in the ovaries are called endometriomas, which may cause pain, infertility, both or neither. If you are having difficult getting pregnant and/or you have very painful periods then laparoscopic surgery to remove the cyst(s) and any other endometriosis in your pelvis is usually helpful. ...Read more

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What are polycystic ovaries?

What are polycystic ovaries?

Big/ High follicle #: Polycystic ovaries (pco) is a finding on ultrasound scan of one or both ovaries being bigger than normal and/or having a high number of small egg-containing 'antral follicles'. Pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome needs 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular cycles 2. Clinical or blood test signs of too much male hormones - acne, hair growth and 3. Pco. Up to 20% of women have pco, about 8-10% have pcos. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between polycystic ovaries and ovarian cysts?

Totally different: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Most resolve in 6-8 weeks on their own and the discomfort can be controlled with ibuprofen. Pcos is totally different. These are multiple tiny cysts throughout the ovary. The main problem being weight gain, lack of periods and abnormal hair growth. The ovarian cysts are a side effect of the hormonal imbalance with pcos. ...Read more

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Bilateral polycystic ovaries can ad cured?

Sort of: If you're asking if pco can be cured, the answer is often no. The symptoms and the consequences of it can however be controlled most of the time. It all depends on the women's individual evaluation. The cause and contributing factors for pco differ for each women. For those who are Insulin resistant, a program of weight loss, diet changes and possibly medication can make a hugh difference. ...Read more

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Do polycystic ovaries (not pcos) cause pain?

Usually not: Polycystic ovaries usually don't cause pain.

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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

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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

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Could polycystic ovaries syndrome be 'cured'?

Could polycystic ovaries syndrome be 'cured'?

Yes: PCOS could be cured in some women with life-style changes. Exercise and weight loss that brings weight towards ideal body weight can result in a cure. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovaries. What should I know?

I have polycystic ovaries. What should I know?

Control weight.: The most important thing you can do is to keep your weight at ideal range. Pco is linked to a woman's weight most of the time. For women, start with 100lbs for 5 feet and add 5 pounds for every inch about five feet to give you a rough guide about your ideal weight. Eat mostly a plant-based diet of unprocessed foods. Weight watchers is good. Exercise everyday. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries like?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries like?

Irregular cycles ...: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...Read more

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Do I have polycystic ovaries? What are the signs?

Do I have polycystic ovaries? What are the signs?

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

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What are polycystic ovaries? Are there ways to cure it?

What are polycystic ovaries? Are there ways to cure it?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a collection of symptoms initially noted to occur when multiple little cysts giving the ultrasound appearance of a string of pearls was present.It is now understood to be an endocrine problem involving both insulin and ovarian hormones.There are many treatments available today but no 1 definitive cure.Things as simple as weight loss and as radical as surgery can help ...Read more

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What are the effects and causes of bilateral polycystic ovaries?

PCO: Causes are genetic. The effects commonly see are excessive hair growth (breasts, tummy and chin), excessive weight, infrequent periods and infertility. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries are curable?

No: But controllable with medication and diet. See a reproductive endocrinologist or obgyn to discuss how to control your pcos long term. ...Read more

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Do polycystic ovaries (not pcos) cause pain?

Usually not: Polycystic ovaries usually don't cause pain.

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Can polycystic ovaries affect your due date?

Can polycystic ovaries  affect your due date?

No: Polycystic ovarian syndrome does not change your due date. Be very aware of when conception probably occurred though. Delayed ovulation may be more common in this syndrome than not. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

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