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I'm having pain where my ovaries are (i have polycystic ovarian syndrome and i also have an iud) but the area is hard now. What could this be?
Pelvic infection: When your lower abdomen is hard and tender, it could be due to an infectiion. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have severe pain in both lower quadrants (close to ovaries) I have Polycystic ovarian syndrome & liver is inflamed. Pain is worse when coughing?
GYN exam: This is a serious presentation and I would advise IMMEDIATE GYN EVALUATION or ER today. ...Read more
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?
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
No it does not: This is a benign condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: It depends on your goal — pregnancy vs non- pregnancy. If pregnancy, most common treatments are Letrozole or clomid (clomiphene). If not pregnancy, some women do well with diet/exercise/weight loss while some need oral contraceptive pills +/- metformin. Some take spironolactone. New option: pregnitude. ...Read more
Can polycystic ovary syndrome be treated without hormone pills? How long should I take pills, will the syndrome finally be gone, after taking drugs?
I'm19, not overweight(I'm 52kg) have regular cycle, don't have health problems but I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. Are pills necessary?
Key question: The key question to answer your question is... Are you missing cycles? If the answer is yes, then you need pills. And by pills, I assume you mean birth control pills? Another component of pcos is Insulin resistance, so maybe you were referring to pills to manage glucose? The answer to that would be yes as well. You are right, though, not all women with pcos are overweight. Good luck! ...Read more
Does hairiness caused by polycystic ovary syndrome usually go after taking hormone pills? (or some certain drugs for treatment this syndrome?)
Sometimes: Taking certain hormones can decrease the hair growth while you are on them. When the meds are stopped the hair growth comes back. There are different options of meds and many but not all women respond. ...Read more
For how long should I take diane 35 for polycystic ovary syndrome?(should I take breaks from it? Will the pill make me have problems with fertility?
Hi, i have polycystic ovary syndrome.& it's been 3 years that im taking pills to regulate my period;still not regulated, is there anything else I can do?
Can birth control pills help with my polycystic ovary syndrome? If I start birth control pills, could this improve my polycystic ovary syndrome?
Can regulate periods: Ocps are standard treatment for pcos. They can help to artifically "regulate" your periods. But they don't 'fix' the underlying hormonal imbalance. This is harder to do. The pills are impt — b/c they 'protect' the endometrium from the chronic overexposure to estrogen in pcos pts and thereby decrease the risks for pcos pts to get endometrial cancer in the future. ...Read more
PCOS: If you have PCOS it cannot be "gotten rid of" or cured. Overweight women with PCOS can improve cycles and symptoms with weight loss, but many with PCOS are not overweight. Medicines, including but not limited to birth control pills can help, for some women there is a surgical procedure that can be used. ...Read more
Hello I have polycystic ovary syndrome and my doctor recommend me to start on diane 35 pills, i really want a natural treatment, I heard of inositol?
None: There are no natural treatments that work. ...Read more
What to do if I have polycystic ovary syndrome, are birth control pills the only way to get rid of my acne?
What to do if I have polycystic ovary syndrome and I am taking birth control pills to treat it. Will laser hair removal work for me?
Yes: It's not really laser hair removal but rather laser hair reduction. Laser hair removal works quite well with pos. ...Read more
Mixed bag: Pcos is a constellation of findings which includes irregular periods, elevated testosterone or testosterone like hormones (with no other cause), resistance to Insulin (predisposition to type 2 diabetes), problems with lipids, many times unwanted face and body hair, sometimes scalp hair loss. Ovarian cysts may or may not be found. Pcos is an outdated term but no better one has been agreed upon. ...Read more
A hormone disorder: Pcos is a syndrome or disorder in which women have 2 of 3 of the following: irregular cycles, multi-cystic ovaries, or excess androgens ("male" hormone levels). Pcos has no specific cause but it is associated with obesity, some heredity, and Insulin resistance (also seen in type 2 diabetes). Treatment can help with ovulation, fertility and cosmetics. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Teens and early 20s: Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common hormone disorder in women. Its most common features are irregular/infrequent menstrual periods and excess male-like hormone (androgen) production, which causes abnormal hair growth (primarily on the face, neck, chest, and lower abdomen). Typically, it first becomes apparent during the teens and early 20s. ...Read more
Clinical cues: Hi. PCOS is typified by irregular or absent periods, hirsutism, overweight, high testosterone, insulin resistance (& sometimes type 2 diabetes), and often a high LH:FSH ratio. If you suspect you have PCOS, see your primary doctor, gynecologist, or an endocrinologist. PCOS is a diagnosis of exclusion; Cushing's and non-classical congenital hyperplasia need to at least be considered. Good luck! ...Read more
Cues: Hi. PCOS is typified by irregular or absent periods, hirsutism, overweight, high testosterone, insulin resistance (& sometimes type 2 diabetes), and often a high LH:FSH ratio. If you suspect you have PCOS, see your primary doctor, gynecologist, or an endocrinologist. PCOS is a diagnosis of exclusion; Cushing's and non-classical congenital hyperplasia need to at least be considered. Good luck! ...Read more
Irregular cycles ...: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms — we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...Read more
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 kinds of PCOS and the best treatment depends on the individual hormone situation. Just decreased my rates, for detailed attention! ...Read more
First find cause: Pcos typically is painless medical condition. The only concern that may exit that is related to pcos may be an 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 advice is to seek medical evaluation to find cause of your pain. ...Read more
Polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) is a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. Infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne and obesity can all occur in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. The exact cause is unknown. I am attaching a good link.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pcos/basics/symptoms/con-20028841. ...Read more
Tough Conception: Pcos means that the surfaces of your ovaries are a little thick. This may Prohibit them from releasing eggs (ovulating). There are a number of fixes. Most common is metformin, a medicine that will help your body respond to its own Insulin and in turn help your ovaries to ovulate. Usually mentrual cycles are disrupted with pcos and can be fixed with that medicine as well. ...Read more