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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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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 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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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

Ovary (Definition)

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