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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
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
Neither exactly: One can have bloating before the period, but while it can feel awful, it is not called pms.Pms is only diagnosed on emotional symptoms - irritability, tension, or unhappiness - that appear predictably before the period, reduce or disappear just before or during and remain absent until the next cycle. Pregnancy may or may not include bloating. Unpleasant gas can happen to anyone - ask your doctor. ...Read more
Frequent urination, fatigue, bloated, gas, constipation, nauseous, irregular periods, cramps outside of periods, and vomiting. Pregnant.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Many women improve by using ocp's for cycle control and ovarian suppression - this gradually decreases the elevated testosterone that cause the hirsuitism.. There are also medications that can block the elevated testosterone and minimize the progression of the hirsuitism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation loss of appetite on birth control. Are these pregnancy symptoms?
Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred). An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
Nausea fatigue weight gain missed period back pain increased bowel movements increased gas am I pregnant ?
Could be, ?test with: pregnancy test & seek out assistance worthy of you trust. Like most everything in life, many potential difficulties with pregnancy can be handled if anticipated, tracked & managed while small. However avoiding looking for problems until obvious (common) is extremely foolish, often fatal, human behavior; the reason most of the medical industry is both primarily about advanced disease & very ?ed $. ...Read more
Weight gain esp round stomach irregular periods one sided pain bowel changes nausea indigestion 25. Terrified of ovarian cancer. Other possibilities?
Abdominal pain, bloating, irritability, irregular periods, weight gain in abdomen despite diet and exercise? Help!
See your doc: Sounds like you have a lot of symptoms that could be explained related to GI tract, female organ issues or both... See your doc for a detailed history/ physical and some testing... ...Read more
4 weeks late period,hard tummy,hard stool,cramping,sharp pains by ovaries and lower abdominal,neg.pregnancy test nausea,,have irregular periods . ?
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
Metformin missed period no period symptoms back pain weight gain diarrhea trying to conceive help ?
Hi estrogen level & low levels of 4 hormones i'm 42 w/ intermit pelv pain, bloating, missed cycles, heavy bleeding. Ovarian concerns?
Unable to tell.: Can't tell without knowing what hormones have been measured and why. Seems like someone has already begun an evaluation. Stick with them and ask the same questions. ...Read more