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Depends: The doctor will take a complete medical history and likely perform an appropriate exam. Testing for pcos can include and ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries and may well include drawing blood for evaluation of several hormones involved with regulating the ovaries and metabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Testing a good idea: Hello, I am sure that the Dr. has noted some signs that lead he/she to recommend PCOS testing. Ultrasound of the ovaries along with hormonal testing is a good idea and will give the Dr. the answers to his/her clinical impression. To start treatment now will positively impact your health now and later if you do in fact have this syndrome (PCOS) ...Read more
PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance in sex hormones. People with pcos often have high androgen (male hormone), irregular or missed periods or cysts in the ovaries. Genetic plays a role in this disorder although the exact cause is unknown. Treatment options are weight loss, birth control pills, metformin (diabetes pill), fertility meds, antiandrogen pills. ...Read more
I've had abnormal periods every since I can remember, a doctor suggested I had pcos without actually testing, but I've had an ultrasound since then and nothing, why do I have trouble conceiving? I would go to the doctor but I don't have the means, or ins
The two: have some connection (since ovulation is variable in your case planning conception is difficult), HOWEVER once other physical reasons for infertility are removed there are ways of detecting ovulation (measure body Temp) and also ways of "regulating" your menses!! Since you cannot obtain fertililty advice due to financial reasons perhaps this is not the time to have a child??? Just sayin... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gf has pcos and has tested pos for trichomonisis vaginitis. We have had sex only with each other for 9 months. This is her first time testing positive. If neither has cheated how could she test pos?
Infection preexisted: Both partners may have had relationships before, when they got infected. As neither was checked for trichomoniasis, neither is to be blamed, but both should be treated. This finding does not mean that one of the partners in this relationship has cheated. The infection most likely pre-existed in one or both of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor is testing me for pcos.. how do i know i have it? Im pretty regular i know they told me i had some cysts on my ovaries.. should I worry?
40yrs.Old, pcos, 1st IVF cycle w/genetic testing. Four day 5 embryos - all chromosomally abnormal. Worth another try? 39 eggs were retrieved, 19 fert.
Talk to the prenatal: Genetic counselor at the fertility clinic. Age-related odds are greater than 50% that each of your embryos has aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes, many of which either won't implant or wion't be carried to term. Age-related risk of having a child with autistic spectrum disorder is also high. Discuss options with your tac doctor to make an informed decision. It's a personal choice. ...Read more
1 miscarriage + 1 chemical pregnancy. Seeing an re for pcos. On clomid (clomiphene). Could i qualify for rpl testing is this something i can request at this time
Talk to specialist: Yes, you can. A woman who's had two or more miscarriages should be offered testing to look for a cause by a rei specialist. Possible causes include autoimmune conditions like antiphospholipid antibodies, blood clotting disorders, low egg supply (low ovarian reserve), problems in the uterus like fibroids or a uterine septum, hormonal problems, male or female genetic problems. Get checked out. ...Read more
Have pcos(irregular menses), missed menses on bc pill..Lots of pregnancy symptoms.Lmp 3-24-14 during bc.(-) test last 2 1/2 weeks. Too early testing?
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Normal? Testing because I have pcos and have missed cycle for 5 months
Lab says normal range /Google says elevated
Normal: Each laboratory has its own normal range ...Read more
Outer hairs on left eyebrow are falling out. Clear thyroid blood testing (not sure if full panel), PCOS sufferer, just started Yaz birth control to treat PCOS. Should I get more thyroid tests? Could PCOS cause this? Will Yaz help grow my hair back?
Maybe, maybe not: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will block some of the androgen effects of the PCOS but may not grow the eyebrow hair again. Make sure that the thyroid testing included a TSH, T3, T4, and Free Thyroid Index.(FTI) to definitely rule out thyroid disorders as a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PCOS testing: Not sure if the family pact program covers specific testing for pcos, but evaluation may include any or all of the following: - history and physical exam - endocrine labs (thyroid, prolactin, testosterone, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, dheas, fsh, lh) - assessment of glucose metabolism - transvaginal ultrasound of the pelvis/ovaries reasonable to see 1'md for evaluation and see if evaluation covered. ...Read more
Blood and ultrasound: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular/no periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. We check for other causes of irregular/no cycles including low egg supply, thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See an OB or a rei specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually Gynecologist: who does vaginal ultrasound exams themselves (currently best way to Dx) yet be careful to also seek an unusual one who has studied nutritional evidence that the Low-Fat-Diet drives PCOS while Low-Carb-Hi-Fat foods tend to reverse PCOS, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Ds, Cancer, Obesity, etc. Eg. Study: http://goo.gl/ubDC9h & http://goo.gl/FSjqDn for one example, plus do your own research on Healthtap. ...Read more
Want to be tested for pcos. However, when i had major problems when i had an ultrasound it came back homologous ovary-what does that mean?
Need full report: The meaning may be more clear from the full report - homologous means "similar to, or parallel to". So, for example, the ovary is homologous in function to the testicle. Likely the radiologist was comparing the one ovary to the other one - but would need to see the full language of the report. ...Read more
What doctor diagnosis PCOS? How is it tested for it? I did have Pap smear done, not sure if that's the same thing?
Many doctors.: Many kinds of doctors can diagnose PCOS. The diagnosis is made on the basis of a thorough history combined with lab work and possibly an ultrasound. Consider starting with your GYN. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Im currently being tested for PCOS and endometriosis. I was put on an oestrogen pill. I'm still getting light bleeding and cramps. Is this normal?
Light periods.: If you have PCOS, the pill will help regulate your cycle. They also tend to make your periods lighter and less painful. ...Read more