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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome? How do women get it?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome? How do women get it?

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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Do people ever get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Do people ever get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Strictly, no: But symptoms can be improved. A healthy diet and weight loss for women who are overweight may help some; a doctor can help also with prescription medications and more personal advice. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome totally?

Can you get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome totally?

Genetic + lifestyle : Polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos is a condition that shows irregular periods, excessive androgens (male hormones) and metabolic disorders (type 2 or gestational diabetes, abnormal BP and lipids, Insulin resistance syndrome, etc). There is a genetic component that cannot be changed. However pcos patients can make lifestyle change (weight loss, regular exercise) that will control effects of pcos. ...Read more

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Can i still get pregnant even if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Can i still get pregnant even if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Yes: Women with pcos may take longer to become pregnant, but most will still be able to conceive. With fertility drugs it can happen much sooner. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome? Can I get pregnant?

I was just diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome? Can I get pregnant?

Maybe: It could be more difficult but you still can get pregnant. Many people have some difficulty and others don't so i wouldn't use it as a contraceptive method. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant after being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

You can get pregnant: Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome tend to have irregular periods and often find it more difficult to get pregnant but they do get pregnant. If you would like to increase your chances of getting pregnant, maintaining a healthy weight is very important. I would also recommend seeing an OB doctor for additional recommendations. ...Read more

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I believe I have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) I am going to get tested for it, but my question for you is, can PCOS ever be cured?

I believe I have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) I am going to get tested for it, but my question for you is, can PCOS ever be cured?

Maybe : PCOS is definately treatable, so you need to discuss treatment with your GYN. As far as curing it, weight loss can correct the hormone imbalance for most women. If you are one of the unsusual thin PCOS patients, then weight loss won't help, and treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Will i still be able to get pregnant if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Yes: Women with pcos generally are anovulatory and do not ovulate. However, there is always the possibility that you can have an occasional ovulatory cycle. Problem is, you never know when it could happen, and timing intercourse is difficult. If you do not want to get pregnant, you should think about some method of birth control. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I treat polycystic ovarian syndrome besides taking medication? Is it possible to get rid of it by losing a good amount of weight?

How do I treat polycystic ovarian syndrome besides taking medication? Is it possible to get rid of it by losing a good amount of weight?

No cure exists: But, there are ways some women do manage this condition and you've got a good instinct in thinking about significant weight loss. But find a healthy combination of diet and exercise to get the greatest benefits for your health. Here's a good bit of info: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/polycystic-ovary-syndrome.Html. ...Read more

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Why is pcos commonly reffered to as polycystic ovarian disease? My dr. Told my it's a syndrome and that i can get rid of it. Is it true?

Choice of words: "syndrome" is a group of symptoms and signs with a common underlying pathophysiology. "disease" suggests a common cause to all cases. Entities such as adult-onset diabetes and pcos blend into each other, as both have to do with genetics, lifestyle, and environment. Call it either -- little difference, let's treat it. Aerobic fitness is often a great help for pcos. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant if there is no ejaculation or pre ejaculation? I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome

Can i get pregnant if there is no ejaculation or pre ejaculation? I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome

Yes: Those little guys can sneak out even without ejaculation and it only takes one. Granted, odds lower and with your pcos you don't ovulate regularly which reduces chances of pregnancy, but all it takes is one egg and one sperm. If you don't want pregnancy, don't play roulette that these things in combo somehow constitute birth control. ...Read more

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I have a severe case of polycystic ovarian syndrome and im on bc pills, will i be able to get pregnant and have children?

Yes: Women with pcos, even severe, can conceive but they usually need the help of a fertility specialist or ob/gyn in order to induce ovulation and to exclude other reasons for infertility. After a certain age the biggest limitation for pregnancy becomes the age of the female as opposed to the lack of ovulation. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Should i start taking estrogen? I get hair in weird places, like on my chin and neck

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Should i start taking estrogen? I get hair in weird places, like on my chin and neck

No: With pcos the estrogen level is chronically elevated and additional estrogen will not help. Ocp's (which do contain estrogen) however would likely help by suppression of the ovaries. The hair changes you notice are probaly due to increased testosterone levels seen with pcos and would probably improve with ocp's as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and underactive thyroid, can I still get pregnant?

What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and underactive thyroid, can I still get pregnant?

PCOS: You can still get pregnant with pcos and hypothyroidism. You may need to take medications to control your thyroid disease and other medications to get you to ovulate. After that time you should be able to conceive. ...Read more

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I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days , i have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do i get pregnancy?

I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days , i have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do i get pregnancy?

Not sure: 33 mm is normal for ovaries if you have PCO you need to have 4 regular periods a year to keep healthy. spotting may mean nothing, but do a preg test and if negative make sure your doc helps you have a period every few months ...Read more

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