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What are the signs and symptoms of pcos?

What are the signs and symptoms of pcos?

Many possible signs: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...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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Can you tell me how to rid of pcos symptoms?

Can you tell me how to rid of  pcos symptoms?

PCOD treatment: Although there isn't a way to get rid of pcos, you may be able to manage the severity of the symptoms and their effects on your life by managing your diet, exercising, and monitoring your nutrition. However, it isn't a disease you can cure. Also, managing the effects may minimize your need for intervention and aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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Curious and confused about pcos. What are common symptoms?

Cycles and hormones: The symptoms of pcos are a problem with your ovulation (typically irregular or missing periods) and symptoms of too much male hormone (facial hair, acne, hair loss, etc). Your doctor will also want to rule other disorder that look like pcos. ...Read more

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How long after symptoms of pcos appear do the cysts start to develop?

How long after symptoms of pcos appear do the cysts start to develop?

Difficult to say.: The diagnosis of pcos is often made when a patient has irregular periods, signs of increased androgens (acne, hair growth on face, chin, abdomen), and many cysts on the ovaries. These cysts are usually there at the time of diagnosis. Keep in mind that the ultrasound helps in diagnosis of pcos, and we don't usually follow the cysts unless there is pain, etc. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age one can have pcos? What are the earliest symptoms?

What is the youngest age one can have pcos? What are the earliest symptoms?

PCOS at any age: Pcos is a common heterogeneous disorder characterized by hyperandrogenism (excess male characteristics such as acne and abnormal hair growth) and chronic anovulation (few or absent periods).In young women, precocious pubarche (early appearance of pubic hair) and hyperinsulinemia (elevated serum insulin) are early manifestations of pcos. I have seen many teens with this condition in my practice. ...Read more

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Any insights on when do women with pcos begin to actually see pcos symptoms?

Any insights on when do women with pcos begin to actually see pcos symptoms?

Teens & 20s: Hi. Most women with PCOS begin to see symptoms in their teens or early 20s. If you're 50 and the symptoms are just starting, it's not PCOS. If it's just starting, it could be hirsutism associated with the post-menopausal state, or it could be other coincidental conditions, like Cushing's syndrome or adrenal or ovarian tumors. In rare cases, you could be exposed to your partner's testosterone thera ...Read more

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I hv pcos.I'm on spiro and bcp since past 9mnths.Very little diference is seen in my symptoms.How much more time would it take to control my symptoms?

9 months: If your symptoms are not responding with your meds you need to see your doctor as soon as you can. He/she may make changes but should also refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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One dr suggested pcos, another endometriosis and a gyno said she can't see anything wrong when she examined me. I have symptoms of both. What can I do?

One dr suggested pcos, another endometriosis and a gyno said she can't see anything wrong when she examined me. I have symptoms of both. What can I do?

Tough one: First of all, i would not go back to the one that said they 'can't see anything wrong' with you; if you have symptoms, then your symptoms deserve to be taken seriously and hopefully explored to find something to relieve your symptoms. You may try to do a little more research on gyn drs in your area (on health tap, maybe!) or on other sites like patientschoice.Org to find one who is more likely to. ...Read more

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Which are symptoms of pcos and metformin?

Which are symptoms of pcos and metformin?

Details Symptoms: PCOS- potential Insulin Resistance and about 25-35% become diabetics. Tendency to Cardiac complications, and high lipids. Metformin side effects: a) early,- nausea bloating vomiting, and loose Bowels. b) Learn to avoid CT scans with iodine contrast- at any timr c) stop 3 days prior to CT scan,or surgery ...Read more