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Can pcos polycystic ovary syndrome be cured, controlled, or reduced?

Can pcos polycystic ovary syndrome be cured, controlled, or reduced?

Yes!: Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is usually managed with encouraging weight loss and exercise, metformin therapy, and occasionally with oral contraceptives. Rarely, a large cystic ovary will require surgery. The syndrome is usually quite manageable. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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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Can you tell me about being diagnosed with pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome)?

Can you tell me about being diagnosed with pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome)?

PCOS: Pcos or polycystic ovary syndrome is a situation where patients may not ovulate regularly. This may also cause some other changes in hormone levels that may cause the lining of the uterus to get very thick, some male type hormones that cause abnormal hair growth or other abnormal patterns with your period. Some people report weight changes and other symptoms. You are more at risk for diabetes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome), does it contribute to me being overweight?

What to do if I have pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome), does it contribute to me being overweight?

It may: Yes it can contribute to weight issues. However their are some women with pcos that are thin so its not the only cause of metabolic issues. Accurate diagnosis of your condition is important to proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) be caused by lifestyle & diet ?

Can polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) be caused by lifestyle & diet ?

HCAS.: Pcos is best described at hcas - hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation syndrome. It is frequently the result of obesity that produces excess androgens from the subcutaneous fat deposed all over the body; that in turn inhibits monthly ovulation starting a vicious circle of hormonal imbalance that can only be stopped with weight loss and/or metformin/ocps. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can know if I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

See a doctor: You cannot diagnose yourself, symptoms are not part of the diagnosis. If you have irregular periods (you skip periods) your doctor can check the other tests for you: ultrasound and blood work. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have polycystic ovaries but not the pcos syndrome?

Yes definitely: In fact you can have pcos without having multiple small cysts on the ovary. The main issues with pcos are absent or infrequent periods, acne or abnormal hair growth and Insulin resistance or obesity. The appearance of the ovary on ultrasound is a reflection of the hormonal imbalances going on in the body with pcos. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Not really: The ovaries are polycystic and the syndrome refers to the medical issues related to polycystic ovaries such as menstrual cycle changes, hair growth patterns, weight, infertility, insulin resistance and increased risk of uterine lining overgrowth/cancers. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and was told I may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) -- how will that effect me and is it reversible or treatable for life?

I'm 22 and was told I may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
-- how will that effect me and is it reversible or treatable for life?

PCOS: If you have PCOS it cannot be eliminated or cured. Overweight women with PCOS can improve cycles and symptoms with weight loss, but many with PCOS are not overweight. Medicines, including but not limited to birth control pills can help, for some women there is a surgical procedure that can be used. ...Read more

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How can you test for polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

No single test: To test for pcos you must first "rule out" other problems causing irregular periods like thyroid or prolactin problems. Normally a woman's FSH and lh levels are about equal. In pcos lh is 2-3 times higher than fsh. The total testosterone or free testosterone level may be elevated. An ultrasound may show many small cysts in a classic "string of pearls" sign. The tests cannot be run if on pill. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's less likely to get pregnant if I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

Please advise if it's less likely to get pregnant if I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

Sometimes: Some women with PCOS don't ovulate every month and are less likely to get pregnant. However, if you want to prevent pregnancy, don't count on PCOS to protect you. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovary syndrome(pcos). My weight is ok, so i think i need no exercise to reduce it(i think i am underweight).... How can i cure it?

I have polycystic ovary syndrome(pcos). My weight is ok, so i think i need no exercise to reduce it(i think i am underweight).... How can i cure it?

Control not cure: Thin patients with PCOS should focus on controlling the symptoms such as irregular periods, abnormal hair growth and acne. Usually birth control pills are prescribed. Cure may not be possible. Of course the diagnosis of PCOS should be confirmed and other problems excluded. ...Read more

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I'm a girl with polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos). How do I get rid of it?

No cure: Pcos is treatable but not curable. Watching your carbs, keeping your weight under control and exercising may help and is always a good idea. Your doctor may be ble control the symptoms but it is a chronic condition, likely genetic, that we cannot cure. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) and will start birth control soon. Will I lose weight?

I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) and will start birth control soon. Will I lose weight?

Probably not: Ocp's are an effective way to manage pcos. However, ocp's do not cause weight loss. Many women think that ocp's cause weight gain, but that is not supported in the very large studies done to evaluate weight changes on birth control pills. ...Read more

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I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days , i have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do i get pregnancy?

I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days , i have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do i get pregnancy?

Not sure: 33 mm is normal for ovaries if you have PCO you need to have 4 regular periods a year to keep healthy. spotting may mean nothing, but do a preg test and if negative make sure your doc helps you have a period every few months ...Read more

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