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What are the side effects of pergonal (menotropins) ?

What are the side effects of pergonal (menotropins) ?

Multiple eggs: The gonadotropins are relatively free of symptomatic side effects, the most being ovarian enlargement from follicle growth. This can lead to feelings of fullness and bloating. There is also a chance of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and multiple pregnancy. ...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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What is a typical reaction for pergonal (menotropins) injections?

What is a typical reaction for pergonal (menotropins) injections?

Pergonal (menotropins): I wasn't sure pergonal (menotropins) was still available! the usual reaction is controlled ovarian hyperstimulation; its been around since early 1960s and very safe/effective. Side effects are minor: pain at injection site, bruising, infrequently itching. If used and monitotred properly adverse reactions are quite rare; ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is uncommon at under 1%. ...Read more

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Can pcos be cured?

Can pcos be cured?

Not really: True pcos is not cured by any means, although symptoms sometimes improve (for some) with weight-loss or medication. ...Read more

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How to handle PCOS?

How to handle PCOS?

Diet, Exercise, Pill: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills! ...Read more

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Can pcos come and go?

Can pcos come and go?

Symptoms can change: Pcos may result from a genetic predisposition. Other factors can affect how much a woman is affected by pcos, for example gaining weight can increase symptoms or make your cycles more irregular, and losing weight can make you more regular. Many women have less problems with pcos as they get into their 40's and the ovaries become smaller with fewer eggs remaining. ...Read more

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Can pcos be reversed?

Yes, diet/exercise: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills! ...Read more

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Can pcos come and go?

Not really: It can be slightly variable over time, but unless you lose a significant amount of weight or take an rx like metformin, it'll be there for life. ...Read more

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How is pcos diagnosed?

How is pcos diagnosed?

PCOS: Pcos is characterized by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels, and/or 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts, usually seen on ultrasound. These criteria are the Rotterdam/ESHRE diagnostic criteria, the Androgen excess Society has a similar but slightly different criterion. ...Read more

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How pcos is diagnosed ?

PCOS diagnosis: Pcos affects 5 million women in the us. Symptoms include weight gain, acne, thinning scalp hair, excess hair growth, irregular or absent periods, difficulty conceiving, and ovarian cysts, and it elevates risk for Insulin resistance. Usually there is excess of androgens, male hormones. The 2003 criteria for diagnosis are 2 of 3 of androgen excess, ovulatory dysfunction, and polycystic ovaries. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Gonadotropins (Definition)

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pergonal (Definition)

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