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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

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


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I have pcos and trying for a baby. ..Please advise it has been 3years?

I have pcos and trying for a baby. ..Please advise it has been 3years?

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

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Can you have pcos with no symptoms?

Can you have pcos with no symptoms?

PCOS CAN be: asymptomatic, but it is more often associated with symptoms such as irregular periods or amenorrhea (no periods), weight gain or obesity, excessive hair or abnormal hair growth, acne and oily skin. Infertility is also associated. Hope this helps. .. stay well:) ...Read more

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Having trouble losing weight with pcos?

Having trouble losing weight with pcos?

Weight loss: Its is common. Discuss with Gp and start on metformin. This will help loosing weight. Will need to see dietician and a trainer to help loose weight. If things don't work get hormone profile done and see a specialist ...Read more

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Will I never have babies because I have PCOS??

Will I never have babies because I have PCOS??

Pcos: Patients with pcos don't ovulate regularly so the chance of pregnancy is lowered. However, you can still get pregnant so plan accordingly. With treatment, the chance improves. ...Read more

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What diet is best for PCOS? Keto, Paleo, or Low Glycemic

What diet is best for PCOS? Keto, Paleo, or Low Glycemic

Consistent diet: Most diets can be beneficial. The key is to find one that works for you and that you can stick with. Weight loss is the most important step for PCOS. Consider a Healthtap virtual visit with one of our doctor who specialize in nutrition for a detailed one on one session ...Read more

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What are the steps to concieving a child if you have pcos?

What are the steps to concieving a child if you have pcos?

Please see OB/gyne: Your ob/gyne would be the best resource for your question. ...Read more

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I have pcos. Does that mean I never ovulate? So I can't have children?

I have pcos. Does that mean I never ovulate? So I can't have children?

No: You would likely ovulate less frequently, but could still conceive. Most women with pcos will conceive quicker with treatment medications such as Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole. ...Read more

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With pcos are u born with the condittion I ahve pcos and want to know.

With pcos are u born with the condittion I ahve pcos and want to know.

No: Pcos is not congenital or hereditary. It is a condition that develops and presents after menarche. ...Read more

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How much weight do I have to lose to see an improvement in PCOS and naturally regulate my cycles? 240lbs right now

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

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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?

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

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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??

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

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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?

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

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Which are symptoms of pcos and metformin?

Which are symptoms of pcos and metformin?

Avovulation and: Irregular menses caused by insulin resistance with abdominal weight. Metformin decreases insulin resistance! ...Read more

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I would like help understanding my pcos and what else I can try?

I would like help understanding my pcos and what else I can try?

Try this: Take a look at this website for a good, brief summary:
https://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/polycystic-ovary-syndrome/ ...Read more

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Is it possible to be diagnosed with PCOS even if it is long after having a child?

Is it possible to be diagnosed with PCOS even if it is long after having a child?

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

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Hello, I was wondering what food is recommended for me in order to help with my PCOS? PCOS

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

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Does pueraria mirifica worsen pcos?

Does pueraria mirifica worsen pcos?

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

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What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

Hormonal imbalance: 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

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Can you get gall stones because of PCOS?

Can you get gall stones because of PCOS?

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

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Is depo good for overweight women with pcos?

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

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Best way to fall pregnant when you have pcos?

Best way to fall pregnant when you have pcos?

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

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Do ovulatory cyst go away on their own if you have pcos?

Do ovulatory cyst go away on their own if you have pcos?

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

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Will pcos have any effect on child growth after conceiving?

Will pcos have any effect on child growth after conceiving?

None: Not at all until unless you are taking medications which are not good for pregnancy ...Read more

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What is the difference between pcos or post pill amenorrhea?

What is the difference between pcos or post pill amenorrhea?

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

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I have pcos and hydrosalpinx what should I do to avoid surgery?

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

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How long will it take for women at age 31 with pcos to conceive?

How long will it take for women at age 31 with pcos to conceive?

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

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Pcos and hypercalcemia, how to tell which is causing my symptoms?

You can’t know which: Of the two diseases is causing your symptoms until you get your hypercalcemia (presumably from hyperparathyroidism) fixed and it becomes a process of elimination. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for pcos? Can I be done by having a blood test?

How do I get tested for pcos? Can I be done by having a blood test?

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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I have PCOS, obese and I'm 24 years old, does having PCOS make me unable to have children?

I have PCOS, obese and I'm 24 years old, does having PCOS make me unable to have children?

Yes, it can: Infertility is one of the major symptoms of the disease, however that doesn't make you sterile, with treatment of the condition you can get pregnant, best wishes ...Read more