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Yes: The ovaries are part of a multi-organ system involved in the production of female hormones. This system operates on feed-back loops which control what hormones are produced and which organs they will affect. A congenital abnormality within the hormonal axis can lead to an ovarian disorder in a newborn. Also more causes are: genetic disorders, anatomical defects, congenital infections, & more. ...Read more
Many possible signs: 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
I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease and i was pres birth control to help, I am still loosing hair, in pain and i diet but no change.Help?
Pcos with infertily: Your complaints needed a complete gyn checkup but for initial workup you need to have basic lab work including hormone tests: lh/fsh, progesterone, 17ohcort level, etc, ca125 to rule out endometrisis, TSH to ascertain no hypothyroidism. If normail, then you can wait couple of months to see any changes in your c, c, othwise you should proceed for further medical recheck till you know your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloodwork + sonogram: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Also need to "rule out" other causes of irregular cycles, acne, hair growth: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See OB or fertility md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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