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I have PCOS high free testos. and hypoglycemic w. elevated insulin, I want doc to get Flutamide but doc says unsafe. What to do?
Doc's right: Flutamide has low priority in antiandrogen management. In addition to its antiandrogenic side effects, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are relatively frequent side effects. Although hepatotoxicity is uncommon, it can be fatal; serum aminotransferases should be closely monitored during therapy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I had pcos but it was treated 2y ago & I had regular periods since then now for 45 days I took flutamide & missed my periods what could be the reason?
Hi, i suffer from hirsutism because pcos and I use the pill.Flutamide associated with contraceptive pill is really effective?Are there better drugs?
I had pcos it was treated 2y ago since then I had regular periods I took flutamide for 45days & missed periods not preg having pain in nipples reason?
If you "had": pcos, you still have it, as it's not curable, just treatable. We would need a lot more information than you've given. Best to discuss w/your doctor. Flutamide is an antiandrogen to decrease male hormone levels. It does not treat the basic metabolic problem of pcos which is insulin resistance. ...Read more
Yes and no: Depo-provera will reduce the multiple ovarian cyst formation and inhibit some of the symptoms of PCOS. The downside is that once the Depo-provera is stopped then the same ovulation difficulties will reappear and spontaneous ovulation/fertility is still a problem Moreover, Depo-provera can cause irregular bleeding/spotting. ...Read more
Not the same...: PCOS is a metabolic syndrome that is caused by insulin resistance. It results in many symptoms such as extra hair growth, irregular periods, dark skin under arms and around neck, etc. Post-pill amenorrhea is a few months where there is no period after you have been on the pill. Best wishes! ...Read more
I took flutamide for hirutism for 45days & missed my periods will discontinue using it make my periods regular again?
Flutamide: is an androgen (male hormone) inhibitor. It can sometimes cause irregular menses, but more likely the problem is what you were given the flutamide for, probably obesity and PCOS, DIscuss metformin with your doctor, it can treat the basic metabolic problem of insulin resistance, ...Read more
What's the solution/treatment to PCOS? And does PCOS mean I can't have children? How to find out the severity of PCOS?
Is there any permanent cure for hirutism? How can you get rid of it? Can flutamide help to eliminate it completely without disturbing periods?
Hirsutism: Hirsutism can be taken care of but it is neither quick nor inexpensive. I would start by discussing this with your doctor. The treatment should not interfere with your periods. ...Read more
I was diagnosed a year ago of pcos and now i undergo tvs and resultng that I have intramural myoma? Is it related?Is it psible that i can bear a child
Unrelated: The pcos and the fibroid are unrelated. The pcos implies the brain and the ovaries are onto communicating well. It can take specialized medications to get you to ovulate but usually pregnancy is able to be achieved. The fibroid can cause problems with early pregnancy if the pregnancy were to implant over the fibroid. It might be wise to have the fibroid removed before attempting pregnancy. ...Read more
Better/worse: I suppose you could get many opinions on this. Spironolactone has been around forever, very inexpensive and safe; Flutamide is newer, somewhat more effective, and expensive. For women wanting or at-risk to get pregnant neither is good, but spironolactone may be safer if you conceicve unexpectedly. ...Read more
Sits on T receptor: Flutamide sits on testosterone receptor but w/o stimulating any testosterone-like function. Because testosterone can't get to receptor, there's no testosterone function. In reality Flutamide doesn't so much reduce testosterone level as much as it reduces testosterone function. Flutamide has since been replaced by Bicalutamide & Nilutamide w/better side effect profiles. ...Read more
OCP efficacay: The best information I have says it does not. ...Read more