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Doctor insights on: Multicystic Ovarian Syndrome

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Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

No.: Ovaries having cysts is part of the syndrome. There are some medical conditions that can mimic some of the symptoms of PCOS, such as metabolic syndrome. A complete history and workup would aid in identifying this. ...Read more

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Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

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

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hormone imbalance: Pcos is an imbalance in hormones that can cause irregular periods, acne, excess hair, and infertility. Blood tests can determine if your pcos is from an imbalance in pituitary hormones (lh & fsh), adrenal hormones (dheas), or Insulin resistance. Some doctors recommend a pelvic ultrasound to assess the ovaries to look for cysts. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovaries develop into polycystic ovary syndrome?

Can polycystic ovaries develop into polycystic ovary syndrome?

Sort of: Polycystic ovaries is a finding on ultrasound where there are lots of small follicles on the ovaries. Pcos is where you have some combination (depending on which criteria your doctor uses) of pco looking ovaries, ovulation problems and symptoms of producing too much male hormone. Many but not all women with pcos have pco looking ovaries and many women with pco ovaries have the syndrome. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Insulin resistance: May cause over-secretion of insulin, called Insulin resistance; may cause vascular, early cardiac signs, and hyperandronization (hirsutism, acne and hair ,loss), thereby also causing increased appetite for carbohydrates and obesity. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovary syndrome treatable?

Is polycystic ovary syndrome treatable?

Somewhat: Hi. Standard treatments for PCOS include BCPs with a low-androgenic progestin, metformin, and spironolactone in various combinations. PCOS increases type 2 diabetes risk, and metformin helps with that too. When fertility is desired, in addition to stopping BCPs, an agent such as clomiphene may be needed as well. As the underlying cause(s) is/are incompletely understood, we still have a way to go. ...Read more

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Characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome ?

Characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome ?

In general: In general, characteristics include irregular or absent menstruation, unwanted male hormone excess like acne or hair growth, weight gain, and little cysts on the ovaries seen on ultrasound scan. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Dx of exclusion: Pcos is a DX of exclusion where a female has hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in the absence of another endocrine disorder like androgen secreting tumor, cushing's syndrome, cah, etc. Most females are Insulin resistant as well. Depending on which criteria you look at, ovarian cysts don't necessarily have to be part of the diagnosis. Pcos is a very old term and somewhat outdated. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

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

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Can complex ovarian cysts cause polycystic ovarian disease?

Can complex ovarian cysts cause polycystic ovarian disease?

No: The term complex ovarian cyst indicates that an imaging study, usually ultrasound, shows a cyst with internal echoes, septation, or irregular or thickened cyst walls. They should be aggressively investigated as some of these cysts may be cancerous. Polycystic ovaries are usually enlarged and contain multiple small cysts just under the surface of the ovary. They mainly produce hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovary syndrome related to polycystic kidney disease?

Is polycystic ovary syndrome related to polycystic kidney disease?

Totally unrelated: Apart from the word connection these are totally unrelated conditions. Having 1 does not lead to the other. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is a complex disorder affecting the ovaries which may cause irregular cycles, fertility or metabolic problems. Polycystic kidney disease is genetic disorder and comes in two versions, both causing kidney problems, which may end in kidney failure / dialysis. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovary disease a syndrome?

Is polycystic ovary disease a syndrome?

Yes: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don;t have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. ...Read more

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Whats olycystic ovarian disease?

Whats olycystic ovarian disease?

Insulin and ovaries: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

PCOS: Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos. ...Read more

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Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

PCOS & Fertilty: Pcos is a disorder with infrequent ovulation as a hallmark. Because ovulation occurs at times, some women will get pregnant without help. If you need help with medication then medication is very successful. The success rate is lower than you might think and at ivf we often find poor egg quality as the likely cause. If you are overweight, then get as close to nl as possible. See a fertility doc. ...Read more

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What are signs of endometriosis or poly cystic ovary syndrome?

What are signs of endometriosis or poly cystic ovary syndrome?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis sx's may include: Pain w or after sexual intercourse*Marked period pain w nausea & loose stools or constipation*Lower back/ pelvic pain*Bleeding between periods* Fertility problems* etc. History, Pelvic exam, Ultrasound & laparoscopy are used for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Whats polycystic ovarian disease (pcos)?

Insulin and ovaries: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more

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Could polycystic ovaries syndrome be 'cured'?

Could polycystic ovaries syndrome be 'cured'?

Yes: PCOS could be cured in some women with life-style changes. Exercise and weight loss that brings weight towards ideal body weight can result in a cure. ...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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Polycystic ovaries treatment?

Polycystic ovaries treatment?

BCP or Fert Drugs: Pcos is an ovarian dysfunction. If you are not trying to pregnant the treatment of choice is the birth control pill. If you are trying to get pregnant we use fertility drugs, but it varies as to how a patient responds to these medications. The "fertility drug" is actually stimulating the ovary to ovulate.The first drug we use is clomid, (clomiphene) but it has to be used in higher dosages than normal ...Read more

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Poly cystic ovarian syndrome: can I still have a kid?

Poly cystic ovarian syndrome: can I still have a kid?

Many do: Pcos often interferes with fertility to some degree but effected women can and do have kids. It makes it a bit harder for you to control the where or when if you are not sure you are ovulating at a specific time. If you just let nature figure it out and don't worry about it it can happen (if your not using birth control). ...Read more

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I have polycistic ovarian syndrome. How can this be treated?

I have polycistic ovarian syndrome. How can this be treated?

Lose weight: Diet, exercise and weight reduction is essential. The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Other rx may be needed to suppress elevated testosterone, if present. See your gyn or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What's the best diet for people with polysistic ovarian syndrome?

What's the best diet for people with polysistic ovarian syndrome?

Mediterranean diet: This diet is the best for your long term maintenance... Especially if your condition is associated with obesity. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and polosystic ovarian syndrome and i need help for the pain? Please help

I have endometriosis and polosystic ovarian syndrome and i need help for the pain? Please help

Difficult: In medicine rational therapy follows proper diagnosis. My review of endometriosis raises doubt about medical model theorized to explain endo. If model is incorrect, then treatment will be ineffective. Orthodox treatment of endometriosis is wanting. One only need listen to woes of countless sufferers to learn this. At quora.Com, on my pain syndrome board, i review; also @doctorbadgley on twitter. ...Read more

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I have polycyclic ovarian syndrome and i want to have a baby I have been trying with my partner for 2 years i need some advice or a way to help this?

I have polycyclic ovarian syndrome and i want to have a baby I have been trying with my partner for 2 years i need some advice or a way to help this?

A good MD: PCOS is a frustrating disease when trying to become pregnant, as I am sure you have realized. Honestly the best way to beat the odds and get pregnant are to form a good relationship with a doctor who knows the disease and has treated other women. Having some knowledge on the disease helps a lot. Here is a link and I would look for the best doctor that you can easily communicate with in your area. http://www.fertilityfactor.com/infertility_pcos.html ...Read more

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How to treat policystic ovarian syndrome ? Too much pain..what 2 do?

How to treat policystic ovarian syndrome ? Too much pain..what 2 do?

PCOS: Pcos is a common syndrome where most patients have irregular or absent periods, acne, abnormal female hair growth and weight gain. Not all have all of these symptoms. It is due to a complex imbalance if Insulin and the female hormones. Weight loss is key to prevent diabetes and other medical conditions. PCOS does not cause pain. If you are in pain then something else is wrong ...Read more

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My doc said just yesterday that i could be having polycyctis ovarian syndrome. How serious is it?

Did you not ask your: Your doctor who gave you this diagnosis is the best person to address your question. If you have not yet asked, he/she should have explained what this diagnosis means for the long hall. As far as i know it is a chronic disorder which often can be managed medically and it is not life threatening. Yet it can be a cause of infertility and it is often associated with metabolic syndrome which may need. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hormone imbalance: Pcos is an imbalance in hormones that can cause irregular periods, acne, excess hair, and infertility. Blood tests can determine if your pcos is from an imbalance in pituitary hormones (lh & fsh), adrenal hormones (dheas), or Insulin resistance. Some doctors recommend a pelvic ultrasound to assess the ovaries to look for cysts. ...Read more

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What exactly is polycystic ovarian syndrome like?

What exactly is polycystic ovarian syndrome like?

Insulin and ovaries: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Dx of exclusion: Pcos is a DX of exclusion where a female has hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in the absence of another endocrine disorder like androgen secreting tumor, cushing's syndrome, cah, etc. Most females are Insulin resistant as well. Depending on which criteria you look at, ovarian cysts don't necessarily have to be part of the diagnosis. Pcos is a very old term and somewhat outdated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have polysystic ovarian syndrome, i was put on metformin pills?

What to do if I have polysystic ovarian syndrome, i was put on metformin pills?

Weight control: Metformin is a good drug for pcos. Birth control med, Aldactone (spironolactone) can also be used. Best treatment is to keep weight as normal as possible. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a person with poly cystic ovarian syndrome still get pregnant?

Might it be that a a person with poly cystic ovarian syndrome still get pregnant?

Fertility: The fertility rate is low, so she should work with her gynecologist or a fertility specialist to develop a treatment plan to optomize chances to become pregnant. ...Read more

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How much of a weightloss will make polysistic ovarian syndrome go away. I'm 273, from 350.. I want this to go away!

How much of a weightloss will make polysistic ovarian syndrome go away. I'm 273, from 350.. I want this to go away!

Work with your dr.: When it comes to losing weight, a lot depends on your height weight medical conditions and other factors. So, your best bet is to speak with your doctor first, who knows about your polycystic ovary syndrome. Then they can instruct you what's the best approach. So you can lose your weight safely, and under medical supervision. Not every one body is the same. You may need to have yours custom tailored to your needs. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for poly cystic ovarian syndrome? If so, what are they? Are there any natural cures i can try at home?

Is there a cure for poly cystic ovarian syndrome?  If so, what are they? Are there any natural cures i can try at home?

No cure, but...: Often times the symptoms of pcos can be made better by weight loss if you are overweight. Symptoms such as abnormal bleeding and irregular periods can be better by losing excess body fat. This is because body fat makes estrogen which can make the symptoms worse. Some people with pcos are not overweight and this would not apply to them. ...Read more

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Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

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