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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

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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Bloating of stomach, gas problem, abdominal obesity?

Bloating of stomach, gas problem, abdominal obesity?

Abdominal bloating: The symptom complex reported could be from malabsorption and diet related or may be from irritable bowel. If there is any bloody stool need to be ruled out for inflammation or infection the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Experiencing bloating: PMS or pregnancy?

Experiencing bloating: PMS or pregnancy?

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

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Entrometriosis cause bloating?

Entrometriosis cause bloating?

It's possible: Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. This tissue can adhere to the bowel and cause a partial obstruction and bloating. ...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 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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Does pcos cause irregular bowel movements?

Does pcos cause irregular bowel movements?

Not usually: Pcos does not usually affect bowel function to any great extent. Ibs and other bowel disorders are a more likely cause. If it is a problem, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

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 more

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Irregular periods abdominal pain headaches Brown discharge fatigue loss of appetite...pregnant?

Irregular periods abdominal pain headaches Brown discharge fatigue loss of appetite...pregnant?

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

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Nausea fatigue weight gain missed period back pain increased bowel movements increased gas am I pregnant ?

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

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Weight gain esp round stomach irregular periods one sided pain bowel changes nausea indigestion 25. Terrified of ovarian cancer. Other possibilities?

Weight gain esp round stomach irregular periods one sided pain bowel changes nausea indigestion 25. Terrified of ovarian cancer. Other possibilities?

Yes: These complaints could arise from a multitude of processes. Ovarian cancer would be an exremly unlikley event in a woman under 30. Other possibilites include: poly cycsti ovarian disease, celiac sprue, gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain, bloating, irritability, irregular periods, weight gain in abdomen despite diet and exercise? Help!

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

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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?

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

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Metformin missed period no period symptoms back pain weight gain diarrhea trying to conceive help ?

Metformin missed period no period symptoms back pain weight gain diarrhea trying to conceive help ?

See obgyn and: metformin helps ovulation and if diabetic helps sugar and concieving, it can have side effects of diarrhea so adjust slowly , see you obgyn to concieve , fertile period is mydcycle day 15 after period ...Read more

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Hi estrogen level & low levels of 4 hormones i'm 42 w/ intermit pelv pain, bloating, missed cycles, heavy bleeding. Ovarian concerns?

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