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I have been diagnosed with pcos and my doctor give me metformin but I still have periods all the time and I want kids soon so what are my options?
Several: Pcos is condition involving several hormonal abnormalities. These include high testosterone, low estrogen, or high Insulin levels and sometimes a combination. So sometimes several meds are used. Metformin fights the high insulin. So does a low carb diet. A few months of the pill or Progesterone (provera, prometrium) 10 d per month can cause a regular period. And Clomid (clomiphene) can stimulate ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know if my rhinitis is the cause of my chronic acne as I'm negative for PCOS. What kind of doctor should I see?
When should woman start having thyroid checked? Im 19. When i was about 17 doc said I had antibodies but didn't think too much of it. Also i have pcos
ASAP: Your description suggests you are likely to have Hashmoto thyroiditis and your thyroid gland has functioned fairly well so far. You certainly needs to have regular check ups by endocrinologist. ...Read more
I am 19 years 9 month old.I have irregular period.one doctor told be that I have PCOS.what I do to avoid complication related to my future prangnency
If truly PCOS...: PCOS is characterized with symptoms of annovulation (irregular periods) and hyperandrogenism (biochemically or clinically, ie hirsutism). Patients can also have cysts on their ovaries, but is not needed for the diagnosis. PCOS is a diagnosis of exclusion so your Dr. Should make sure there is not something else causing your symptoms. If PCOS, weight loss is typically the most helpful thing. ...Read more
I am 20 y/o, weigh 129 kg & have PCOS, is it possible to surgically remove the cyst at my age or is my doctor saving my life by not allowing me to do so & making me lose weight & get rid of the cyst the natural way, even though its hard as it is?
Lose weight: Hi there! PCOS is essentially a metabolic syndrome. The underlying problem is insulin resistance which in turn causes high insulin level circulating in the body. High insulin level causes all sorts of symptoms including the cysts on your ovaries. PCOS cannot be cured but can be controlled. Losing weight is your best option as it treats the ROOT of the problem which is insulin resistance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 23. My husband and i are trying to conceive. I had an ectopic pregnancy in 06 and had my right tube removed. The doctors also told me I have pcos. I ended up getting pregnant in 08 and gave birth to my daughter in 09 she is a healthy 3 year old. I go
The : The important thing about when to start an ovulation predictor kit is to make sure you start it before you expect to ovulate. The number of days from when you ovulate to when your period starts is very fixed. It is not longer than 14 days. The number of days from when you start your period to when you ovulate can be variable. The best way to figure out when to start is to take your shortest cycle length and subtract 16 days. For example, if your cycle varies between 32 and 36 days, you should subtract 16 from 32 to get 16. You would start testing on cycle day 16 with the first day being the day of an actual flow (not spotting). If your cycles are always 36 days then you would start on cycle day 20. Hope this helps! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to find leads for endometriosis? I already have pcos, doctors send me back with just 'there is nothing more' do exercise
I missed my periods for 3 months. On scan its found I have pcos. Doctor advised oosure tablet. What are the uses of this tab? What are its side effect
Several things: Scans can't diagnose pcos; it's a clinical diagnosis. Oosure is a vitamin supplement, which won't hurt you but won't help either. Get a second opinion, use diet and exercise to lose weight, consider metformin if you really do have pcps. Did you have any problem getting pregnant your prior to pregnancies? Have you had irregular periods before? Recent weight gain? ...Read more
On 2nd cycle Clomid (clomiphene) for lean pcos. Doctor is adding dexamethasone for this cycle. What does this help with?
Will I have a higher chance of conceiving?
Absent period 4 months. Negative urine &a blood pregnancy tests. Neg pcos. Doctors won't investigate. Could it be cancer? Does cancer stop periods?
Irregular period,got tests done , PCOS hormone slightly elevated no symptoms except absent period. Do I still have PCOS? doctor referred me to a speca
Sounds like it: PCOS is not really a disease but rather a description of certain symptoms and findings. Typical symptoms are irregular periods, weight gain, abnormal hair growth and lack of ovulation. Signs can be abnormal lab work, cystic appearance of ovaries on a sonogram and others. Your doctor treating you or the specialist can hep determine if you meet these criteria. ...Read more
Diagnosed with Pcos. Doctor prescribed birth control and metformin to help out with the cycles. Never had a period until got on BC. What happens after?
after dignosed with PCOS the doctor gave me Glucophage (metformin) 1 gram ,the diareah didn't stop every day .. what shall Ido?
Hi, I have pcos , my doctor asked me to take medicine on fifth day of my periods, I forgot it can I take on sixth day of my periods?
I am having early stages of pcos and doctor prescribed calspect tablets, this month i haven't got my periods..Help me is it dangerous?
Contraceptive pill: If you are still planing to have a baby your doctor should not put you on a contraceptive pill. If you are still having intercourse but do not wish to have a child, a contraceptive pill is the appropriate one. ...Read more
Doc I have visited my ob and it was find out that I have pcos, the doctor prescribed metformin as medication. Is it effective doc?
I have pcos. My doctor told me that with pcos there is an almost certain chance i will get ovarian cancer. Is this true? What can I do?
Not true: There is no such prediction that i kniow off. I know that the risk is no where close to 100%. I would not worry about it. Yet make life style changes because there are risks, other than cancer, which are more common in folks with pcos. So you should eat healthy(low fat, high protein diet) and get your weight down close to normal by doing daily walking/exercise as much as possible. This will help y. ...Read more
Married pcos , overweight, doctors prescribe medroxy progesterone but not metformin? Y me not given metformin i don't understand this when it can help
No 1 best treatment : Pcos has quite a few different treatments available. Usually this means that there is no one treatment that is right for everyone. I can't say why your doctor chose one particular treatment over another; you'd need to ask him(her). ...Read more
I have pcos, the doctors said i jave to be treated contraceptives(all my life) + metformin (3months) is this a good treatment protocol?
PCOS is Complex: The management of pcos is complex. Note that i did not say treatment but management. There are various presentations to this rather complex disease and depending on what the patient / doctors are shooting for, management can differ. Contraceptive pills help regulate the cycles and also improve hair growth. Metformin is helpful in improving Insulin sensitivity. Significant weight loss is helpful. ...Read more