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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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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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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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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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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

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With pcos are u born with the condittion i ahve pcos and want to know.

No: Pcos is not congenital or hereditary. It is a condition that develops and presents after menarche. ...Read more

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How much weight do i have to lose to see an improvement in PCOS and naturally regulate my cycles? 240lbs right now

10 %: A goal of 10 % weightloss has shown health improvement. No telling if it will change the PCOS and regulate your cycles. PCOS has been shown to have a genetic component. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle if you are not trying to get pregnant. A 24 pound weight loss would be a goal. ...Read more

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I'm 18 an I have lived on diets my whole life an out of no where I gained 10 pounds a week I have taken the steps for pcos but im still gaining help?

I'm 18 an I have lived on diets my whole life an out of no where I gained 10 pounds a week I have taken the steps for pcos but im still gaining help?

Evaluation: There are lots of reasons for this. But if you think you have pcos you really need to be evaluated it is important to know if you have pre-diabetes. And with pcos, there is no substitute for exercise, not even dieting. Exercise is most important for weight control. ...Read more

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Can the mini pill treat PCOS just like the regular bcp?

Minipill: What is called the "minipill" is generally progesterone only, without estrogen added. This will sometimes inhibit ovulation and menstrual periods become irregular. Without estrogen, the PCOS will not be "corrected". Weight control and ovarian stimulation if pregnancy is desired can correct the irregular menstrual function. See your OB provider for more detailed advice in your particular case. ...Read more

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Is there an association between pcos and neurofibromatosis?

Is there an association between pcos and neurofibromatosis?

No: Pcos is far more common than neurofibromatosis. While a woman may have both disorders, having one of them doesn't increase the risk or likelihood of having the other. ...Read more

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How can I control my hormones from pcos after I have given birth?

Just like before: With more focus on avoiding further weight gain as it can exacerbate pcos by increasing your Insulin resistance. Having the ability to conceive and give birth is an indication that you are succeeding in controlling your pcos. ...Read more

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I have type 1 diabetes and pcos. Is there a link between them and what is it?

I have type 1 diabetes and pcos.  Is there a link between them and what is it?

No: There is a link between type 2 dm and pcos --insulin resistance, but no link between type 1 and pcos. ...Read more