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Pcos And Periods
Still possible: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Diet and exercise can get ovulation back on track. See a GYN though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral work for teenage girls that have pcos and have irregular periods?
Depends: Depends on what you are trying to treat. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will regulate menses but will not have an effect on excessive hair growth or acne. Most women who are not trying to get pregnant will be treated with oral contraceptive pills as it treats more of the pcos symptoms then Provera (medroxyprogesterone) alone. I would recommend seeing a reproductive endocrinologist to go over all the possible treatment options. ...Read more
I have endometriosis and adenomyosis. Periods are irregular. Is withdrawal bleeding good for my body?
In some circumstance: Not sure exactly what you mean by "withdrawal bleeding". If you mean that having a menstrual flow by withdrawing the hormones Progesterone and estrogen - yes that is the normal menstrual cycle. A woman with endometriosis however in order to decrease her pain can stay on continuous hormones and thereby not have a withdrawal bleeding and thus avoid the cyclical pain. ...Read more
Possibly: The original syndrome as described has been modified to include many forms including the presenting features. Also helpful to make the diagnosis would be family history and an lh/fsh of about 3/1 with sonographic evidence of polycyclic ovaries. Treatment for those not wanting to conceive include bcp's, depilatories and weight loss; for those wanting to conceive try Clomid (clomiphene) initially. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ihave pcos & very IR periods. Only real sx of pcos i have are IR bleeding (brown clumpy spotting)&polycystic ovaries. Can weight loss help reverse sx?
In some cases: Obese patients with PCOS can often improve with weight loss. Getting to a normal body weight can decrease the elevated Insulin levels that trigger the hormonal imbalance. Thin patients with PCOS will not improve with weight loss. Birth control is often used to provide cycle regulation in patients with PCOS. ...Read more
When ovolution occurs with letrozole(dose5mg/day)averge cycle27, 28days, periods regular but pcos, periods remaind8days this time.Periods started30decmbr?
I have pcos with irregular periods and produce more male hormones, should I try taking myo-inositol?
Can pcos cause low levels of hcg? Having regular cycles for years once I started taking metformin. Tracking ovulation with opk's.
My cycles are either 24,25or26 days.ultrasound:follicles;largest:1,1cm in2nd day cycle,no obisity,no hirsatism.ttc hormonal test:Normal.do ihave pcos?
Not often in PCOS: Multiple follicles, at least 10 on either ovary These are important findings on Ultrasound ...Read more
By loosing weight can i reverse pcos and will my periods be normal again? Had pretty normal periods before weight gain and pcos
PCOS losing weight: Sometimes weight loss can reverse PCOS. PCOS is a disease which often times leads to elevated levels of Testosterone and Testosterone like hormones causing irregular menses associated with lack of ovulation. Losing weight has been shown to reduce the elevated T levels and restore normal ovulation and menstrual regularity. People are heterogeneous and losing weight may not reverse pco for everyone. ...Read more
Do I have pcos or endometriosis?I experience acne, facial hair, blood clotting, migraines, spotting and before i was on bc my periods were irregular.
Can flutamide cause hormonal imbalance and missed periods? I took it for 45 days to treat hirutism and I have regular periods.
F is antiandrogen Rx: and mainly is used to block the action of androgens on androgen sensitive tissue cells, and is mainly used for prostate cancer. It has been shown to cause elevation of blood levels of testosterone and estradiol, and hormonal effects such as enlarged breasts can be a side effect, so it clearly has hormonal affects, and I assume, could cause missed periods. Use in women is off label. ...Read more
Clomide,hcg,fsh+lh,induce ovulation,thus can they help in regulating pcos woman hormones,& in decreasing pcos symptoms:Hairloss,Hirsutism,Amenorrhea?
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