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What type of treatment is better for pcod in women. Which treatment will cure pco completely. Polycystic ovar?

What type of treatment is better for pcod in women. Which treatment will cure pco completely. Polycystic ovar?

Many treatments: There is no cure for PCOS. It is something you are born with and a lot of it is genetic. It can be treated in many different ways. Every women is a little different. It depends of how much pre-diabetes or diabetes you have, what your periods are like, and any other problems. Maintaining normal weight is essential ...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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I have pcos and am on sprintec and metformin. Is sprintec a proper birth control to treat pcos and its symptoms like acne?

I have pcos and am on sprintec and metformin. Is sprintec a proper birth control to treat pcos and its symptoms like acne?

Sprintec is one : Of many useful tools for pcos. It contains a low androgen progestin norgestimate which is useful for women with pcos and androgen sensitivity. Sprintec and tri-sprintec are the generics for ortho cyclen and ortho tri-cyclen. Sounds like a reasonable plan. Give it a try! ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with pcos and prescribed low dose birth control for tx c major breast pain, mood changes acne- . Can metformin be a better option for me?

Recently diagnosis with pcos and prescribed low dose birth control for tx c major breast pain, mood changes acne- . Can metformin be a better option for me?

How long?: How long has it been since you started the low dose birth control? If it's less than 3-4 months, give it some more time for body to adjust. One of the risk factors with pcos is increased circulating estrogen which can cause increased risk for endometrial cancer. If you skipped periods before, your doctor is trying to protect your uterine lining and prevent cancer. Another idea would be Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for high testosterone. I'm trying to conceive and I have pcos caused by high testosterone. Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin failed.

Here are some ...: With thus far in your care for PCOS, it would not most logical and beneficial to bring this Q to the treating doctor so timely modification of care could be given. At this time, further online inquiry tends to cause more unnecessary confusion and anxiety. So, contact your treating doc who should be in line of today's knowledge and options of care. Worst, seeking second opinion is still easier &... ...Read more

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Are the fertility treatment options the same for lean and overweight women with pcos?

Are the fertility treatment options the same for lean and overweight women with pcos?

Yes: There is no difference, except that weight loss obviously won't be as effective in a lean individual. ...Read more

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Diagnosis and treatment of acne rosacea?

Diagnosis and treatment of acne rosacea?

Various: See a dermatologist. Best treatment to be determined by exam. Response to treatment and tolerance of treatment are then evaluated, with adjustment if needed. Begin with precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are my treatment options for pcos?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pcos/basics/treatment/con-20028841

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What is the best treatment for women diagnosed with hirsutism?

What is the best treatment for women diagnosed with hirsutism?

Talk to doctor : First it would be important to determine why you have hirsutism as there are a number of different causes with the most common being PCOS. First treatment would be oral contraceptives but it would depend on your risk factors, if you smoke, your age and medical history. There are other medication and dermatologist procedures that be considered. Best to talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and cure medicine for pcos?

What are the symptoms and cure medicine for pcos?

Can't get rid of: For women with pcos who are overweight, some weight loss will help with the complaints and symptoms. But this does not make it go away. Half of women with pcos are not overweight, and this is not an option for them. See a good obg or a rei for further help. ...Read more

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What is the best fertility treatment for people with polycystic ovary syndrome?

What is the best fertility treatment for people with polycystic ovary syndrome?

PCOS: Fortunately, we have great treatments for pcos. Some pcos patients may begin to ovulate if they loose weight, but others are not overweight. Metformin, a diabetic medication, often resets ovulation. Clomid (clomiphene) or letrezole are fertility pills that often work quite well for pcos. If you are facing infertility, i wrote a book about my own infertility - tick tock. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms ifinsulin resistance and its treatment?

What are the symptoms ifinsulin resistance and its treatment?

(Pre) diabetes: Insulin resistance is usually diagnosed in someone who is overweight or obese or has a large waist circumference (>40" in men & >35" in women). There are no symptoms of ir but it means that you need more Insulin to keep your sugars in control compared to "normal" non-Insulin resistant person. Treatment is healthy diet & regular exercise in order to lose weight. Metformin is drug of choice. ...Read more

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Is there a certain diet plan and exercise plan i need to be on with pcos and insulin resistance?

Is there a certain diet plan and exercise plan i need to be on with pcos and insulin resistance?

Go low carb/glycemic: The mediterranean diet, dash diet, and low glycemic diets can all be helpful with weight loss, improving your cholesterol levels, and improving Insulin resistance and really you don't want a diet because that's short term - you want to change your eating habits permanently so look for one of these plans that you can stick with. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for polycystic ovaries if ttc?

What is the best treatment for polycystic ovaries if ttc?

Pills: Usually, it's the use of pills such as Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole. You must be properly monitored on these meds, though, and should consider seeing a board certified re. ...Read more

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How healthy and effective is luprolex (lupron) for the treatment of adenomyosis?

How healthy and effective is luprolex (lupron) for the treatment of adenomyosis?

Lupron (leuprolide): Lupron (leuprolide) may be of some help to adenomyosis but often it is of no benefit. Adenomyosis can be very troubling and needs proper attention. I would recommend that you soon discuss this with your gynecologist who will tell you the do's and don'ts and help you through the problem. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pain management for Stage IV Endometriosis, fibromyalgia and PCOS?

What do you recommend for pain management for Stage IV Endometriosis, fibromyalgia and PCOS?

There are choices: These are three different diagnoses. For fibromyalgia therapies include antidepressive, muslce relaxants, anticonvulsants. Your gyencologist can help with the endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. You need to discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more

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Whats the best diet for Crohn's and pcos?

Whats the best diet for Crohn's and pcos?

Answer for Crohn's: Diet for crohn's largely depends on what part of the gut is affected, how active the disease may be, & has the gut been surgically altered (e.g. "short gut"). When actively inflamed, many patients experience problems with lactose, gut stimulants (like caffeine), & a lot of dietary fats or fiber. Consideration should be given to appropriate vitamin & mineral supplements, esp. If ileum is involved. ...Read more

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Are metformin 500 mg and spironolactone helpful for pcos and adrenal hyperplasia?

Are metformin 500 mg and spironolactone helpful for pcos and adrenal hyperplasia?

Likely not both: Two different problems, two answers. Spironolactone can be helpful for treating (symptomatically only) unwanted body hair growth with either disease. Metformin is often helpful for women with pcos but has no well established role for treating cah. ...Read more

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What are some strategies for managing weight when diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome pocs?

What are some strategies for managing weight when diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome pocs?

Diet, Exercise, Meds: Many women with pcos gain weight or find it hard to lose. Moderately low carb diets (south beach, weight watchers), complex carbs instead of simple: brown rice, whole wheat bread/pasta, less sugars, more protein, can help, as well as portion control. Exercise - do weights and cardio at least 3 x a week: weights increase muscle mass, burns more calories. Some lose weight on metformin treatment. ...Read more

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