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Does Clomid (clomiphene) regulate periods?I have pcos.

Does Clomid (clomiphene) regulate periods?I have pcos.

No: Clomid (clomiphene) is not used to regulate the period but to stimulate ovulation so a women can get pregnant. Birth vontt pills are used to regulate the period. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Whats polycystic ovarian disease (pcos)?

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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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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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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Is pcos and bilateral pcos same?

Yes: Pcos would refer to both ovaries. Bilateral also refers to both ovaries. ...Read more

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Do polycystic ovaries (not pcos) cause pain?

Do polycystic ovaries (not pcos) cause pain?

Usually not: Polycystic ovaries usually don't cause pain.

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Can pcos problem women get conceive?

Can pcos problem women get conceive?

Yes with help: Infertility rate with polycystic ovaries is very high.Women usually have difficulty getting pregnant and usually require treatment to improve chances for pregnancy.Some women with polycystic ovary syndrome will ovulate occasionally others do not ever ovulate.Good news is that chance of getting pregnant with polycystic ovarian syndrome using fertility treatments is very good. See endocrine gynecol ...Read more

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Clomide,hcg,fsh+lh,induce ovulation,thus can they help in regulating pcos woman hormones,& in decreasing pcos symptoms:Hairloss,Hirsutism,Amenorrhea?

Unclear question: It is not at all clear what your question is. The birth control pill is usually first treatment to manage PCOS symptoms. Clomid (clomiphene) would only be used when trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Pcos woman taking ocp and spironolactone ,can ocp and spironolactone affect insulin resistance?

Pcos woman taking ocp and spironolactone ,can ocp and spironolactone affect insulin resistance?

You need metformin: to decrease insulin resistance. I hope this helps. If you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

Do birth control pills worsen insulin resistance in pcos women?

They can: Birth control pills may worsen the Insulin resistance. However, there are numerous beneficial effects on bcps in women with pcos (who are not trying to conceive), and they are still recommended. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Yes!: Many women with pcos do conceive on their own, especially if they are healthy and maintain a proper diet and exercise program. If they need help, our treatments are phenomenally successful! ...Read more

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Medication for polycystic ovaries?

Medication for polycystic ovaries?

BCP or Metformin: For non-insulin resistant patients the treatment varies, depending on whether a patient is trying for pregnancy or not. Birth control pills for those who are not trying to get pregnant. Metformin only for those patients with impaired glucose tolerance. These are patients that have been found to have an elevated Insulin level or diabetes from Insulin resistance ...Read more

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Why doctor prescribes metformin for pcos? does pcos cause diabetes?

Why doctor prescribes metformin for pcos? does pcos cause diabetes?

There is a link: Young ladies with PCOS have higher insulin levels and may develop diabetes. Metformin helps to reduce the risk of diabetes. Metformin and exercise can help to lower weight and sugar levels. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries are curable?

No: But controllable with medication and diet. See a reproductive endocrinologist or obgyn to discuss how to control your pcos long term. ...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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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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Pcos, glocophage1500mg, wgt49kg, periods regular, clomid100mg&now150mg, recnt periods date10nov, 7dec, 2jan, no brest pain til now4 periods, chance to conceiv?

Pcos, glocophage1500mg, wgt49kg, periods regular, clomid100mg&now150mg, recnt periods date10nov, 7dec, 2jan, no brest pain til now4 periods, chance to conceiv?

Yes but I'm not sure: If your asking whether, you have conceived or if there is a chance you can conceive. There is a chance you have conceived and there is a good chance you will. The goal dose of glucophage is 1500 mg. One thing to consider is the anectodal improvent by using Mucinex (guaifenesin) to loosen the cervical mucus; Clomid can make thick limiting sperm entry, wont hurt, check ovulation predictor kits? ...Read more

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What is pcos?

What is pcos?

Ovary not responsive: In polycystic ovary syndrome.The ovary become unresponsive(to a lesser or greater extent) to the hormonal stimulation of the pituitary gland of the brain which normally urges the ovary to ovulate.This results in lack of ovulation-so all the little eggs which did not pop out form "little cysts"-giving the name 'polycystic'.An autoimmune mechanism is implicated as cause. ...Read more

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