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Doctor insights on: How To Reduce Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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How can I reduce pain from polycystic ovary syndrome?

How can I reduce pain from polycystic ovary syndrome?

First find cause: Pcos typically is painless medical condition. The only concern that may exit that is related to pcos may be a ovarian cyst that is large enough to cause torsion (self twisting). Assuming that your pain is pelvic in origin, you may also be ovulating (if receiving therapy) which can also cause temporary pain (called mittelschmerz). My advise is to seek medical evaluation to find cause of your pain. ...Read more

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How to get pregnant with polycystic ovary syndrome?

How to get pregnant with polycystic ovary syndrome?

See OB or Repro Endo: 8-10% of women have pcos, only some have difficulty conceiving. Some are overweight, if so moderately low carb diets, exercise with cardio + weights help. Some women have Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) and metformin helps. If you have irregular cycles many women can get pregnant with Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole. Advanced treatment like ivf is used if simple treatment doesn't succeed or low egg supply. ...Read more

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How to overcome bilateral polycystic ovaries?

How to overcome bilateral polycystic ovaries?

Metformin: The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Metformin lowers Insulin resistance which is the basic metabolic abnormality in pcos. Losing weight through diet and exercise will also help significantly. Other medication is available if testosterone is high or need to induce fertility. ...Read more

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What work best to treat polycystic ovary syndrome?

What work best to treat polycystic ovary syndrome?

Depends: Diet, exercise and weight loss is essential. Metformin is probably the "best" rx to decrease the cause of pcos, which is Insulin resistance. Other medications may be indicated to lower elevated testosterone (if present) or assist w/fertility. Check w/ your doctors. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

Varies: Many women improve by using ocp's for cycle control and ovarian suppression - this gradually decreases the elevated testosterone that cause the hirsuitism.. There are also medications that can block the elevated testosterone and minimize the progression of the hirsuitism. ...Read more

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How to treat polycystic ovarian smydrom?

How to treat polycystic ovarian smydrom?

Birth control pills.: ....And weight loss. Tests to rule out metabolic syndrome(diabetes etc.) may be needed. ...Read more

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How to treat polycystic ovary disease?

How to treat polycystic ovary disease?

Depends: TTC or not?: If not trying to conceive birth control pills are often used, sometimes with antiandrogens like spironolactone as well to decrease acne/hair growth more than bc pills alone. If trying to conceive we use Insulin sensitizers like metformin, plus ovulation-inducing tablets - most commonly Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole - sometimes low-dose shots or ivf if needed. Surgery for pcos is no longer a good option. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms?

What to do about polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms?

? coincidence: B"sd Depends on the symptoms which vary for different patients. In some cases no symptoms, others have absent menses, male hormone sx's such as acne, hair growth, severe weight problems, diabetes, hypertension, mood disturbances etc. There are many different kinds of PCOS and the best treatment depends on the individual hormone situation. Just decreased my rates, for detailed attention! ...Read more

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How can polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight gain be linked?

How can polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight gain be linked?

Increased Estrogen: Adipose tissue (fat) causes an increase in the circulation estrogen levels by converting androgen precursors into estrone. The increased estrogen level is detected by the pituitary, causing ovulation to be inhibited. That inhibition can result in an increase in the number of small cysts on the ovary - hence polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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How can you test for polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

How can you test for polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

No single test: To test for pcos you must first "rule out" other problems causing irregular periods like thyroid or prolactin problems. Normally a woman's FSH and lh levels are about equal. In pcos lh is 2-3 times higher than fsh. The total testosterone or free testosterone level may be elevated. An ultrasound may show many small cysts in a classic "string of pearls" sign. The tests cannot be run if on pill. ...Read more

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Can pcos polycystic ovary syndrome be cured, controlled, or reduced?

Yes!: Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is usually managed with encouraging weight loss and exercise, metformin therapy, and occasionally with oral contraceptives. Rarely, a large cystic ovary will require surgery. The syndrome is usually quite manageable. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome totally?

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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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Polycystic ovary syndrome, how does it affect your life besides looking fat?

Polycystic ovary syndrome, how does it affect your life besides looking fat?

Several ways: From a medical standpoint, it increases one's lifetime risk of: hypertension, cardiovascular disease, high lipids like cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. From a fertility standpoint, it can make it harder to: get pregnant, stay pregnant, and have increase odds of high blood pressure and high sugar in pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes?

Does anyone know about polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes?

They may be related: Women with polycystic ovaries related to Insulin resistance are at increased risk of developing diabetes, maybe even as much as ten times normal risk. This is one of the reasons it is so important to get treated and try to bring your Insulin levels back to normal. ...Read more

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How much does low progesterone contribute to water retention in polycystic ovary syndrome?

Not Much: Water retention is more a feature of estrogen than progesterone. In pcos, Progesterone is lower and estrogen is the dominant hormonal effect. Most patients think that the abdominal swelling in the pelvic area is due to "water weight." this however is due to bowel gas retention or bloating. This is due to carbohydrate effect on the bowel that is more pronounced in Insulin resistance / pcos.. ...Read more

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How long can polycystic ovarian syndrome last for?

How long can polycystic ovarian syndrome last for?

Long Time: Pcos is not a transient diagnosis. It can last for as longs you are in childbearing years. There are medications and lifestyle changes that may help your symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you treat polycystic ovarian disease?

DIET, EXERCISE: Weight loss when needed and a drug called metformin, in an attempt to lower Insulin levels. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight to overcome polycystic ovaries?

BMI < 25: There is no ideal weight. Every woman has an internal set point and above that the pcos is more out of control. Keeping the bmi between 22-25 is ideal for most women. Regardless of weight, and bmi, healthy diet and exercise are very important. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat anemia with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the best way to treat anemia with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Usually iron: The most common cause of anemia in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome is blood loss causing iron defficiency. Many other causes of anemia are possible, so one should have their doctor work this up with a couple of inexpensive blood tests to be sure. Iron rich foods include red meat, but also spinach, beans and other vegetables. ...Read more