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Can you please talk about of the main issues and complications involving pcos and diabex?

Can you please talk about of the main issues and complications involving pcos and diabex?

Several: Diabetes and pcos affect your blood vessels. So overall life expectancy is altered. When blood vessels get imaged more the consequences can lead to blindness, heart attacks, strokes, amputations. Etc. So controlling diabates especially with pcos is very important. It is easier to prevent problems than treat them. ...Read more

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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 I am on menterform how long do they take to work and how long should I wait to speak to my doctor again?

I have pcos and I am on menterform how long do they take to work and how long should I wait to speak to my doctor again?

3 months: Metformin can help women with PCOS in several ways. It can help regulate periods, help with weight loss and it can lower sugars if they are elevated. It takes several months to work so make an appointment for follow up in about 3 months after you start the medication. ...Read more

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I have pcos and trying for a baby ... Please advise it has been 3years?

I have pcos and trying for a baby ... Please advise it has been 3years?

See your doctor.: There are medications that can induce ovulation, that is the most expedient way to overcome pcos and improve the chance for conception. If you are overweight, weight loss can improve your chances of conceiving — that can of course can take much longer. If ovulation induction doesn't work, you can cosider ivf by an infertility specialist. To start the process, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Will I never have babies because I have PCOS??

Will I never have babies because I have PCOS??

Pcos : Patients with pcos don't ovulate regularly so the chance of pregnancy is lowered. However, you can still get pregnant so plan accordingly. With treatment, the chance improves. ...Read more

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Does pueraria mirifica worsen pcos?

Does pueraria mirifica worsen pcos?

No better, why?: No, it won't help you at all, just wastes your money. A few women with pcos become pregnant, but generally only after significant weight loss. Therapy such as metformin has a much higher chance of normal periods (in approx. 60% of cases) and a safe successful pregnancy, if desired. Don't get medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

Hormonal imbalance: Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone. The high estrogen leads to excess growth of follicles and the elevated testosterone leads to abnormal hair growth
a low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also, iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. ...Read more

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Can you get gall stones because of PCOS?

Can you get gall stones because of PCOS?

Not directly: PCOS does not directly cause gallstones but someone with PCOS could coincidentally also have gallstones. Both are fairly common medical issues. Risk factors for both include being female and struggling with weight. ...Read more

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Which are symptoms of pcos and metformin?

Which are symptoms of pcos and metformin?

Avovulation and: Irregular menses caused by insulin resistance with abdominal weight. Metformin decreases insulin resistance! ...Read more

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Is depo good for overweight women with pcos?

Yes and no: Depo-provera will reduce the multiple ovarian cyst formation and inhibit some symptoms of PCOS. The downside is that once the Depo-provera is stopped then the same ovulation difficulties will reappear and spontaneous ovulation/fertility is still a problem Moreover, Depo-provera can cause irregular bleeding/spotting. ...Read more

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Best way to fall pregnant when you have pcos?

Best way to fall pregnant when you have pcos?

Ovulation: The issue with pcos is many people do not ovulate. If you do not ovulate then you will need ovulation medication to get pregnant. If you do not ovulate then there is no issue. A quick way to know is to assess your periods. If you are having regular, cyclic periods every 21-35 days then ovulation is likely. Weight loss is key with pcos and ovulation if overweight. ...Read more

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Do ovulatory cyst go away on their own if you have pcos ?

Do ovulatory cyst go away on their own if you have pcos
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PCOS: The cysts formed in PCOS are incomplete ovulations, as they frequently do not rupture "on their own", but remain and enlarge the affected ovaries. Large ovarian "follicle cysts" can rupture. See your gyn provider, as the "treatment" for PCOS, (unless pregnancy is desired) is usually oral bcp's or the equivalent to suppress ovarian cyst formation, and to prevent changes in the endometrium. ...Read more

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Will pcos have any effect on child growth after conceiving?

Will pcos have any effect on child growth after conceiving?

None: Not at all until unless you are taking medications which are not good for pregnancy ...Read more

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What is the difference between pcos or post pill amenorrhea?

What is the difference between pcos or post pill amenorrhea?

Not the same...: PCOS is a metabolic syndrome that is caused by insulin resistance. It results in many symptoms such as extra hair growth, irregular periods, dark skin under arms and around neck, etc. Post-pill amenorrhea is a few months where there is no period after you have been on the pill. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have pcos and hydrosalpinx what should i do to avoid surgery?

PCOS:hydroslpx: Hydrosalpinx is a blocked tube, and if on both tubes will prevent pregnancy. PCOS is treated usually with oral contraceptives, but if pregnancy is desired, you may require surgery to open the tubes. The only other option if your tubes are blocked, is to use "in vitro fertilization" if you wish to avoid surgery and you want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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How long will it take for women at age 31 with pcos to conceive?

How long will it take for women at age 31 with pcos to conceive?

Conception with pics: There is a lot of variation in the amount of time that it takes to conceive with pcos. People with pcos often ovulate irregularly. Sometimes inexpensive medications such as metformin, clomid, or letrozole can help people with infertility related to pcos achieve pregnancy if natural attempts are unsuccessful. Talking to your doc will definitely get you on the right track. ...Read more

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Pcos and hypercalcemia, how to tell which is causing my symptoms?

You can’t know which: Of the two diseases is causing your symptoms until you get your hypercalcemia (presumably from hyperparathyroidism) fixed and it becomes a process of elimination. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for pcos? Can i be done by having a blood test?

How do I get tested for pcos?  Can i be done by having a blood test?

Blood and ultrasound: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular/no periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. We check for other causes of irregular/no cycles including low egg supply, thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See an OB or a rei specialist. ...Read more

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I have PCOS, obese and I'm 24 years old, does having PCOS make me unable to have children?

I have PCOS, obese and I'm 24 years old, does having PCOS make me unable to have children?

Yes, it can: Infertility is one of the major symptoms of the disease, however that doesn't make you sterile, with treatment of the condition you can get pregnant, best wishes ...Read more

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Pcos I had periods every 5 months but now back to normal does this mean I still have it?

Pcos I had periods every 5 months but now back to normal does this mean I still have it?

Once: Polycystic ovaries are found theydo not spontaneously revert to normal. HOWEVER, the HORMONAL effects of the syndrome will vary giving you many "normal cycles. Speak with the GYN who is following you and ask if perhaps a visit with e gland specialist (ENDOCRINOLOGIST) is indicated!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What does alt level of 33 mean in otherwise healthy woman with pcos and does what you ate that day effect results?

What does alt level of 33 mean in otherwise healthy woman with pcos and does what you ate that day effect results?

Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, An ALT level of 33 is normal.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Last year my cholesterol was perfect. This year, it's high, my glucose was 112 and I've been recent diagnosed with PCOS, How can I fix this? I'm 24.

Last year my cholesterol was perfect. This year, it's high, my glucose was 112 and I've been recent diagnosed with PCOS, How can I fix this? I'm 24.

High cholesterol: Do the DASH eating plan.

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Get back with us. Should b better in 2 weeks if you do Chapter 9. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed a year ago of pcos and now I undergo tvs and resultng that I have intramural myoma? Is it related? Is it psible that I can bear a child

Unrelated: The pcos and the fibroid are unrelated. The pcos implies the brain and the ovaries are onto communicating well. It can take specialized medications to get you to ovulate but usually pregnancy is able to be achieved. The fibroid can cause problems with early pregnancy if the pregnancy were to implant over the fibroid. It might be wise to have the fibroid removed before attempting pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you have pcos with no symptoms?

Can you have pcos with no symptoms?

PCOS CAN be: Asymptomatic, but it is more often associated with symptoms such as irregular periods or amenorrhea (no periods), weight gain or obesity, excessive hair or abnormal hair growth, acne and oily skin. Infertility is also associated. Hope this helps ... stay well:) ...Read more

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Having trouble losing weight with pcos ?

Having trouble losing weight with pcos ?

Weight loss: Its is common. Discuss with Gp and start on metformin. This will help loosing weight. Will need to see dietician and a trainer to help loose weight. If things don't work get hormone profile done and see a specialist ...Read more

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What diet is best for PCOS? Keto, Paleo, or Low Glycemic

What diet is best for PCOS? Keto, Paleo, or Low Glycemic

Consistent diet: Most diets can be beneficial. The key is to find one that works for you and that you can stick with. Weight loss is the most important step for PCOS. Consider a Healthtap virtual visit with one of our doctor who specialize in nutrition for a detailed one on one session ...Read more

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What are the steps to concieving a child if you have pcos?

What are the steps to concieving a child if you have pcos?

Please see OB/gyne: Your ob/gyne would be the best resource for your question. ...Read more

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I have pcos. Does that mean i never ovulate? So I can't have children?

I have pcos. Does that mean i never ovulate? So I can't have children?

No : You would likely ovulate less frequently, but could still conceive. Most women with pcos will conceive quicker with treatment medications such as Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole. ...Read more