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I have pcos in one my ovaries is metformin ok to take and will it help me lose weight if I do my part or what would u recommend?

I have pcos in one my ovaries is metformin ok to take and will it help me lose weight if  I do my part or what would u recommend?

Metformin: The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Metformin lowers Insulin resistance which is the basic metabolic abnormality in pcos. Losing weight through diet and exercise will also help. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


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How are hormones measured? What kind of doctor checks them? I have PCOS, one ovary left and have pressure on that side, plus breast pain. Advice?

How are hormones measured?  What kind of doctor checks them? I have PCOS, one ovary left and have  pressure on that side, plus breast pain. Advice?

There are thousands: of different hormones, but they are most commonly measured by blood (or urine) testing. This is combined with a good history, physical exam, x-rays (if indicated) and possibly other studies. Your primary care doc may be able to help you, or else find an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have pcos and i'm done having kids, I have numerous cysts and a lot of pain. Is surgery an option to remove ovaries?

I have pcos and i'm done having kids, I have numerous cysts and  a lot of pain. Is surgery an option to remove ovaries?

Yes , but: Surgery would be an option, however there are a number of medicines that could help your symptoms and potentially preclude the need for surgery. You should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Hi i have 6cm cyst right ovary&19 follicles left ovary(pcos).can i start clomid.i have had these for 3yrs no issues.dr wont remove?

Hi i have 6cm cyst right ovary&19 follicles left ovary(pcos).can i start clomid.i have had these for 3yrs no issues.dr wont remove?

No: It would be best to have 6cm cyst removed to increase chances of pregnancy. There is more to starting clomid than just knowing your follicle count. You would need many other tests on both partners first to ensure you are a good candidate. You should discuss further with your obgyn. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovaries. help me, I want to have kids one day?

What to do about polycystic ovaries. help me, I want to have kids one day?

See GYN: Your Gynecologist can discuss options for medical and or surgical treatment for PCOS with a goal of restoring fertility. ...Read more

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Can only one ovary be policyctic? And the other be fine. And can primolut N alone help in PCOS

Can only one ovary be policyctic? And the other be fine. And can primolut N alone help in PCOS

Yes and Yes: One ovary can be normal on ultrasound and the other ovary can be polycystic. The cysts are follicles that have grown excessively. Abnormalities in pituitary hormone release and/or overproduction of androgens by the ovary contribute to the initial development of multiple follicles with no dominant follicle developing. Primolut N is a progesterone and can be used alone in selected patients. ...Read more

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What about removing one of the 2 ovaries in a pcos woman to manage symptoms and suppress the testosterone production?

What about removing one of the 2 ovaries in a pcos woman to manage symptoms and suppress the testosterone production?

Would not work: Removing one of the ovaries would not help the underlying cause of PCOS. Ovarian drilling is a surgery that sometimes done to help with ovulation. Weight loss is key if the PCOS patient is overweight to correct the underlying hormonal imbalance ...Read more

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Have endo and now also polycystic ovaries. Left sided severe pain. Not endo related. Are 14 follicles a lot on one ovary? Could this warrant surgery?

Have endo and now also polycystic ovaries. Left sided severe pain. Not endo related. Are 14 follicles a lot on one ovary? Could this warrant surgery?

Severe pain/surgery: Severe pain is a indication to see a MD to evaluate the source of the pain ASAP. At that visit options for resolution will be discussed. The combination of endometriosis and PCOS make it more likely then not that surgery may be recommended for resolution if they are documented as the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Please how can polycystic ovaries be cured? please can you conceive when you are left with only one fallopian tube and also hav polycystiv ovaries?

Please how can polycystic ovaries be cured? please can you conceive when you are left with only one fallopian tube and also hav polycystiv ovaries?

No "cure" available: There is no "cure" for polycystic ovaries, but the condition can be managed with medication, diet, and exercise. Conception is very possible with ovulation induction agents. As long as the one Fallopian tube is patent(open) "natural" conception is possible. If the tube is closed, assisted reproductive technologies like IVF (in vitro fertilization) are needed. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovaries?

What is polycystic ovaries?

A syndrome : Pcos is a syndrome in which there is a problem with ovulation and an excess of male hormones. The ovaries typically show lots of "cysts" which are follicles that fail to develop properly which is where the name comes from. Pcos is a metabolic disease and increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease , uterine cancer and other problems. ...Read more

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What are polycystic ovaries?

What are polycystic ovaries?

Big/ High follicle #: Polycystic ovaries (pco) is a finding on ultrasound scan of one or both ovaries being bigger than normal and/or having a high number of small egg-containing 'antral follicles'. Pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome needs 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular cycles 2. Clinical or blood test signs of too much male hormones - acne, hair growth and 3. Pco. Up to 20% of women have pco, about 8-10% have pcos. ...Read more

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Causes of polycystic ovaries?

Causes of polycystic ovaries?

Ovaries: Pcos is something you have from birth. It may take years to show up. It is a problem with hormones and Insulin secretion. No one knows exactly why it happens. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries what is it?

Polycystic ovaries what is it?

Endocrine: It is a disorder where cysts in the ovaries cause certain hormones to be released and affect your weight, hair growth and other bodily functions and issues. It can be treated medically and surgically. ...Read more

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Why do polycystic ovaries form?

Why do polycystic ovaries form?

Chronic anovulation: Each of the small cysts on or in the ovaries contains an egg. When a woman ovulates one of the cysts ruptures to release the egg, then the cyst goes away. When a women does not ovulate regularly the follicular cysts stay and as more develop the ovaries become polycystic. Poly means many. ...Read more

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Medication for polycystic ovaries?

Medication for polycystic ovaries?

BCP or Metformin: For non-insulin resistant patients the treatment varies, depending on whether a patient is trying for pregnancy or not. Birth control pills for those who are not trying to get pregnant. Metformin only for those patients with impaired glucose tolerance. These are patients that have been found to have an elevated Insulin level or diabetes from Insulin resistance ...Read more

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How do you treat polycystic ovaries?

How do you treat polycystic ovaries?

BCP or Fert Drugs: Pcos is an ovarian dysfunction. If you are not trying to pregnant the treatment of choice is the birth control pill. If you are trying to get pregnant we use fertility drugs, but it varies as to how a patient responds to these medications. The "fertility drug" is actually stimulating the ovary to ovulate.The first drug we use is clomid, (clomiphene) but it has to be used in higher dosages than normal ...Read more

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Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more