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How Does Ovacare Medicine Help In Pcos
Stopped Yasmin 3days ago (took it for PCOS not pregnancy prevention). Still spotting & bleeding. How to stop it?? What medicine? Need help how to only
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
See your doctor.: There are medications that can induce ovulation, that is the most expedient way to overcome pcos and improve the chance for conception. If you are overweight, weight loss can improve your chances of conceiving - that can of course can take much longer. If ovulation induction doesn't work, you can cosider ivf by an infertility specialist. To start the process, see your gynecologist. ...Read more
Please see OB/gyne: Your ob/gyne would be the best resource for your question. ...Read more
No: Pcos is not congenital or hereditary. It is a condition that develops and presents after menarche. ...Read more
How much weight do I have to lose to see an improvement in PCOS and naturally regulate my cycles? 240lbs right now
10 %: A goal of 10 % weightloss has shown health improvement. No telling if it will change the PCOS and regulate your cycles. PCOS has been shown to have a genetic component. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle if you are not trying to get pregnant. A 24 pound weight loss would be a goal. ...Read more
I am 24 and have pcos. About 3 days ago I looked in the mirror and noticed both my areolas are enlarged. What could be causing them to do that?
Depends: Most commonly this could be related to temperature. The areolas and nipples can change size/shape based on temperature, hormones, or level of sexuality excitement ...Read more
I need to lose weight but have PCOS & it feels difficult. I try & lose but fail to keep it going. What food should I eat and what should I avoid??
In general: In general, you should limit intake of processed foods like canned foods, artificial sweeteners, candies, chips, fried foods. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruit. Lean proteins are preferred. If you are vegetarian, soy based protein and beans are best. Start counting calories to get a better idea of what your body needs. Avoid fad diets, make a habit and lifestyle change instead. ...Read more
I'm 18 an I have lived on diets my whole life an out of no where I gained 10 pounds a week I have taken the steps for pcos but im still gaining help?
Evaluation: There are lots of reasons for this. But if you think you have pcos you really need to be evaluated it is important to know if you have pre-diabetes. And with pcos, there is no substitute for exercise, not even dieting. Exercise is most important for weight control.. ...Read more
Take a look at this website for a good, brief summary:
https://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/polycystic-ovary-syndrome/ ...Read more
Yes, it is possible: Although having polycystic ovarian syndrome makes having a child more difficult, it is not impossible to become pregnant with having this disorder. A conversation with your primary care physician or an OB/GYN after your pregnancy could lead to the diagnosis of PCOS. ...Read more
Varies: The answer depends on your goals. Many with PCOS struggle with weight loss. There are many PCOS diets online. Finding one that you enjoy and fits with your lifestyle will be key to success. Consider a healthtap virtual visit with one of our doctors who specializes in nutrition to go over a detailed plan individually designed for you ...Read more
No better, why?: No, it won't help you at all, just wastes your money. A few women with pcos become pregnant, but generally only after significant weight loss. Therapy such as metformin has a much higher chance of normal periods (in approx. 60% of cases) and a safe successful pregnancy, if desired. Don't get medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone. The high estrogen leads to excess growth of follicles and the elevated testosterone leads to abnormal hair growth
a low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. ...Read more
Not directly: PCOS does not directly cause gallstones but someone with PCOS could coincidentally also have gallstones. Both are fairly common medical issues. Risk factors for both include being female and struggling with weight. ...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
Ovulation: The issue with pcos is many people do not ovulate. If you do not ovulate then you will need ovulation medication to get pregnant. If you do not ovulate then there is no issue. A quick way to know is to assess your periods. If you are having regular, cyclic periods every 21-35 days then ovulation is likely. Weight loss is key with pcos and ovulation if overweight. ...Read more
PCOS: The cysts formed in PCOS are incomplete ovulations, as they frequently do not rupture "on their own", but remain and enlarge the affected ovaries. Large ovarian "follicle cysts" can rupture. See your gyn provider, as the "treatment" for PCOS, (unless pregnancy is desired) is usually oral bcp's or the equivalent to suppress ovarian cyst formation, and to prevent changes in the endometrium. ...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
PCOS:hydroslpx: Hydrosalpinx is a blocked tube, and if on both tubes will prevent pregnancy. PCOS is treated usually with oral contraceptives, but if pregnancy is desired, you may require surgery to open the tubes. The only other option if your tubes are blocked, is to use "in vitro fertilization" if you wish to avoid surgery and you want to become pregnant. ...Read more
Conception with pics: There is a lot of variation in the amount of time that it takes to conceive with pcos. People with pcos often ovulate irregularly. Sometimes inexpensive medications such as metformin, clomid, or letrozole can help people with infertility related to pcos achieve pregnancy if natural attempts are unsuccessful. Talking to your doc will definitely get you on the right track. ...Read more
Blood and ultrasound: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular/no periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. We check for other causes of irregular/no cycles including low egg supply, thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See an OB or a rei specialist. ...Read more
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