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What is pcos?

What is pcos?

Polycystic Ovary: Polycystic ovary syndrome is an imbalance of hormones that can show up as problems with your period [irregular, absent, or too heavy], extra body hair, acne and obesity. Women with pcos may have higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. The good news: eating right, exercising & medications can really help! ...Read more

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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 pcos?

What is pcos?

Ovary not responsive: In polycystic ovary syndrome.The ovary become unresponsive(to a lesser or greater extent) to the hormonal stimulation of the pituitary gland of the brain which normally urges the ovary to ovulate.This results in lack of ovulation-so all the little eggs which did not pop out form "little cysts"-giving the name 'polycystic'.An autoimmune mechanism is implicated as cause. ...Read more

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Can i treat pcos?

Can i treat pcos?

Weight loss: Weight loss may help. Ocp's would help to regulate the cycle. Fertility meds to induce ovulation would improve fertility. ...Read more

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Can pcos be cured?

Can pcos be cured?

Not really: True pcos is not cured by any means, although symptoms sometimes improve (for some) with weight-loss or medication. ...Read more

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How to handle PCOS?

Diet, Exercise, Pill: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills! ...Read more

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Can pcos come and go?

Can pcos come and go?

Symptoms can change: Pcos may result from a genetic predisposition. Other factors can affect how much a woman is affected by pcos, for example gaining weight can increase symptoms or make your cycles more irregular, and losing weight can make you more regular. Many women have less problems with pcos as they get into their 40's and the ovaries become smaller with fewer eggs remaining. ...Read more

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Can pcos be reversed?

Yes, diet/exercise: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills! ...Read more

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Can pcos come and go?

Not really: It can be slightly variable over time, but unless you lose a significant amount of weight or take an rx like metformin, it'll be there for life. ...Read more

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How is pcos diagnosed?

How is pcos diagnosed?

PCOS: Pcos is characterized by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels, and/or 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts, usually seen on ultrasound. These criteria are the Rotterdam/ESHRE diagnostic criteria, the Androgen excess Society has a similar but slightly different criterion. ...Read more

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