Doctor insights on:
Pcos And Perimenopause
What exactly is pcos and how is it diagnosed? What is used to help? How do you distinguish between perimenopause and pcos?
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
Lately i've been having crazy mood swings. I have pcos and im taking pills. Im scared it may be perimenopause or something? Is this likely? Almost 18
Im perimenopausal and i take nothing for it. So why do my PMS symptoms last for what seems like three weeks prior to my next period? Could I have pcos
Towards blood results, dr.Davis and dr.Livingston consider I am not perimenopausal.No pcos, no stress, ths ok, weight gain 3kgs.Than why not ovulating?
I was diagnosed with pcos at 18. I'm now 46 and experiencing really bad perimenopausal symptoms such as mood swings and anxiety, acid reflux, crushing?
Different issues: PCOS and other symptoms may be unrelated. How much over ideal weight are you? Any meds or hormones? See if your Drs have some answers. ...Read more
Hormone balance: Basically, the ovary becomes dysfunctional past a certain age, which is why women are less fertile at 35 than they are at 25. Most hormones affect one another so that as we age, we become imbalanced. This can lead to the symptoms commonly referred to as perimenopause. They are treatable and reversible. While depression may be present, it almost never is the sole culprit of these symptoms. ...Read more
Varied: Some women are lucky enough to go thru peri-menopause w/o a hitch. Others complain of hot flashes, night sweats, irregular menses, moodiness, cognitive changes, decrease in libido, vaginal dryness and/or loss of lubrication, change in weight, change in skin, & more. Loss of bone density is well documented. ...Read more
Many: Often the first symptom of perimenopause is sleep disruption. Women wake up around 2 am and cant go back to sleep. Anxiety is often present - much like PMS but not cyclic. Irregular menses are common due to lack of ovulation. Breast tenderness is common due to estrogen dominance.Hot flashes can occur usually at night but this varies. Bloating and swelling of feet and legs is common. ...Read more
Please see OB/gyne: Your ob/gyne would be the best resource for your question. ...Read more
No: Pcos is not congenital or hereditary. It is a condition that develops and presents after menarche. ...Read more
Peri-menopausal women: what vitamins do you reccomend i take to combat some of the perimenopause symptoms?
Bioidentical hormone: The symptoms of perimenopause are mainly due to either Estradiol deficiency or Progesterone deficiency, or both. Taking vitamins doesn't help the production of these hormones. Look into bioidentical hormone replacement. Also, get a thorough evaluation to make sure there isn't another cause of your symptoms, for example, thyroid deficiency. ...Read more
How much weight do i have to lose to see an improvement in PCOS and naturally regulate my cycles? 240lbs right now
10 %: A goal of 10 % weightloss has shown health improvement. No telling if it will change the PCOS and regulate your cycles. PCOS has been shown to have a genetic component. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle if you are not trying to get pregnant. A 24 pound weight loss would be a goal. ...Read more
I am 32 years old perimenopause? Had a hysterctomy in 2007 but still have ovaries. Not sleeping waking every couple of hours.
Disrupted sleep has many causes. Stress, throid imbalance, infection.
Are you having sweats or hot flashes?
A blood test to check hormone levels can help determine if this is due to early menopause.
Women who have undergone hysterectomy, even if they keep their ovaries are at a somewhat higher risk of early menopause. ...Read more
Why is my period lasting over 2 weeks and what shouls i do? I am 47 and realize it could be perimenopause but i also have polyps
See a GYN MD now: Polyps can cause prolonged bleeding and can become cancerous. See a gyn md for removal of the polyps and information about the peri-menopausal period. Two week bleeding is never normal. ...Read more
In perimenopause, if your not having night sweats or hot flashes, does this mean estrogen is not needed? Many other symptoms exist.
HRT indications?: Hormone replacement therapy(hrt) is commonly advised for severe symptoms, especially hot flashes. Most other symptoms of estrogen deficiency can be managed with local applications of estrogen creams applied to the vaginal mucosa/ areas. Consult your gynecologist for further advice and proper management. ...Read more