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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Diseases

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Can u be born with ovarian diseases?

Can u be born with ovarian diseases?

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

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What are the signs and symptoms of polycystic ovarian disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of polycystic ovarian disease?

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

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
daily
Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
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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?

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 more

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What are the tests for polycystic ovarian disease?

What are the tests for polycystic ovarian disease?

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 more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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What causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause?

What causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause?

Obesity: The majority of cases of pcos occur in overweight women. Weight loss is very effective for restoration of the normal menstral cycle. However, many women are unable to lose weight and require other treatments such as ocp's or surgery. ...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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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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Treatment for polycistic ovarian disease?

Treatment for polycistic ovarian disease?

Lifestyle: The mainstay of pcos treatment is aerobic exercise and weight loss. Metformin has been part of the regimen for over a decade and helps some. This is a very common situation that is of widely variable severity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for polycystic ovarian disease?

Are there any treatments for polycystic ovarian disease?

Yes. TTC or not?: Treatment is different if trying to conceive or not. If not ttc may need birth control pills, Insulin sensitizing medications, or anti-androgens to treat symptoms and prevent health issues. If ttc you need fertility testing first, and may need fertility treatment such as Insulin sensitizing medications (metformin) and ovulation induction treatments. See ob/gyn or fertility specialist (rei) if ttc. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for polycystic ovarian disease?

Is there a cure for polycystic ovarian disease?

Yes, lower insulin: Since pcod represents the expression of the type ii diabetes gene, the primary treatment is to lower dramatically high Insulin levels due to Insulin resistance. Insulin causes the ovary to increase male hormone production that inhibits follicle development. The treatment is best accomplished through a very low carbohydrate, high fat diet. Dramatic wt loss and increased fertility occurs. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of polycystic ovarian disease so you can have a baby?

How can you get rid of polycystic ovarian disease so you can have a baby?

Diet and exercise: Weight loss can help an obese pcos person conceive. Many women with the disorder can't get rid of it due to genetics, but rather can try to control it. Great treatments are available to help you conceive! See a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who can treat you! ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for polycystic ovarian disease until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for polycystic ovarian disease until I can see a doctor?

Yes: Find a glycemic index chart. Then try to eat all the foods that are the lowest on the glycemic index chart. This will help the Insulin resistance or where the Insulin isn't elevated drastically after eating simple sugars. ...Read more

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Can u be born with ovarian diseases?

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

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Bilateral polycystic ovarian diseases, can they cause uti?

Bilateral polycystic ovarian diseases, can they cause uti?

Polycystic ovarian: This syndrome is not known to predispose to secondary infection. The two things that might increase risk of UTI are enlarged ovaries placing pressure with partial obstruction on the urinary tract, and diabetes mellitus which is a complication of polycystic ovarian syndrome. These, however, are two steps removed from the primary condition and do not think they are worth worrying about. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's olycystic ovarian disease?

What's 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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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Treatment for polycistic ovarian disease?

Lifestyle: The mainstay of pcos treatment is aerobic exercise and weight loss. Metformin has been part of the regimen for over a decade and helps some. This is a very common situation that is of widely variable severity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
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Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
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Alert providers of contagion
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Is there a medical facility that offers testing for autoimmune ovarian disease, such as anti-ovarian antibodies?

Is there a medical facility that offers testing for autoimmune ovarian disease, such as anti-ovarian antibodies?

From US NIH:: Http://clinicaltrials. Gov/show/nct00001306

" there is no reliable blood test to identify patients who have premature ovarian failure. Therefore, all patients must undergo a laparoscopic ovarian biopsy to confirm the presence of an auto immune reaction in the ovaries (autoimmune oophoritis).". ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian disease like?

What is polycystic ovarian disease like?

Yes: Pcos seems to be lifelong. It is a disorder characterized by menstrual irregularities, reversed ratio of fshto lh, elevated ovarian testosterone production, anovulation, Insulin resistance, higher risk of early uterine cancer, hirsutism and infertility. Weight is typically above normal & involves Insulin resistance & circulating testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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What's 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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Polycystic ovarian disease--is that bad?

Polycystic ovarian disease--is that bad?

Yes: Pcos seems to be lifelong. It is a disorder characterized by menstrual irregularities, reversed ratio of fshto lh, elevated ovarian testosterone production, anovulation, Insulin resistance, higher risk of early uterine cancer, hirsutism and infertility. Weight is typically above normal & involves Insulin resistance & circulating testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Don't miss appointments with your doctor
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Go to lab appointments as necessary
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Keep your oxygen levels up by maintaining a healthy weight
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