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Ovarian Retention Syndrome
Outlet constipation?: Many people have poor coordination in the pelvic floor muscles that perform dual function: tighten up to hold things in during cough, sneeze, laugh or lifting; completely relax to allow easy passage of stool. If the relaxation is incomplete or the muscles tighten up when you push then passing stool will be difficult. Pelvic exercises guided with biofeedback can often improve relaxation. ...Read more
How successful is sarcal nerve stimulation in treating fowlers syndrome?& are there any big risks before I accept sns (19yrs old & complete retention)
Premenstrual syndrome.What are the physical manifestations.Is bloating in abdomen and fluid retention in body one of it?
It can be: Please see your gyn, your gyn can get you on meds to help with your symptomes and to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Is there any alternative treatments to fowlers syndrome (complete retention) other than SNS or urinary diversion? Dont want more surgery (got spc now)
Here are some...: Do clean intermittent self-catheterilization (or CISC) is the most reasonable option after failing to response to conservative Rx with alpha-blocker & Kegel exercise, etc. and before undergoing invasive procedures as mentioned. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/ video goes faster and learns more than text chat does. ...Read more
Salt causes water retention, why is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone treated with salt tablets?
SIADH and salt?: The syndrome of inappropriate antiduretic hormone (SIADH) is not treated with salt tablets. The choice of therapy is dependent on the severity of the symptoms. Agents used to treat SIADH are either 3% or .9% saline infusions, fluid restriction, loop diuretics, vaptan and demeclocycline. The basic problem of SIADH is fluid accumulation in the body causing a low sodium. Salt tablets don't work. ...Read more
Not Much: Water retention is more a feature of estrogen than progesterone. In pcos, Progesterone is lower and estrogen is the dominant hormonal effect. Most patients think that the abdominal swelling in the pelvic area is due to "water weight." this however is due to bowel gas retention or bloating. This is due to carbohydrate effect on the bowel that is more pronounced in Insulin resistance / pcos.. ...Read more
Isn't there any treatment for urinary retention , who suffered from cauda equina syndrome but has a normal bladder with no problems? I am tired ?
Yes: Sometimes urinary retention is handled by self catheterization, and there are meds available to enhance bladder function.. The cauda equina issues clearly can affect the important bladder function nerves, and typically once healing ensues, bladder function may improve. See a urologist and develop an approach to improve your situation. ...Read more
Had neurogenic bladder due to cauda equina syndrome.Is there any chance that botox can help reduce urinary retention, urgency problem?Should i try it?
Talk to urologist: Assuming you have an atonic bladder causing problems with initiation of urine, or overflow, Botox would have no value and might even cause worsening. If you suffered urgency incontinence, might be useful. Urodynamic testing can determine the precise bladder dysfnctn and guide therapeutic intervention. ...Read more
What do you mean by emg/ncs lower extremities diagnosis: urinary retention, cauda equina syndrome, s/p lumbar disectomy. And why it is done?
Emg: It measures the signal transmition of the nerves. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Been told I have endometriosis and poly cystic ovarian syndrome, what are the chances of my partner and i having children?
PCOS: See a high risk obstetrician to help you conceive. ...Read more
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
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
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
What is the best treatment for polysystic ovarian syndrome for some one who doesn't ever want kids?
oral contraceptives: And spiranolactone.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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