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A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Scan suspected poly cyst ovary, doc prescribed capsule oosure myo-inositol-1gm, 2 times a day, I am ttc? Wht does myo-inositol do?My weight 66kg, hgt:5'2
Good: Myo-inositol has research support in improving ovulation in women who have pcos. There is also research support that losing weight helps with fertility. Sometimes that's hard to do with pcos. The diagnosis of pcos requires more than just ultrasound suspicion of pcos. Skipped periods or excessive hair in a certain pattern would be required to meet diagnostic criteria. ...Read more
Hormonal disorder: Polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) is a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. Infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne and obesity can all occur in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. The exact cause is unknown. I am attaching a good link. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pcos/basics/symptoms/con-20028841. ...Read more
Just the name: Polycystic ovaries and polycystic kidneys are unrelated. The former is poorly-understood and probably a reaction pattern. The latter is a variable group of genetic diseases. ...Read more
Many do: Pcos often interferes with fertility to some degree but effected women can and do have kids. It makes it a bit harder for you to control the where or when if you are not sure you are ovulating at a specific time. If you just let nature figure it out and don't worry about it it can happen (if your not using birth control). ...Read more
I have Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome & I'm getting mixed messages about what my diet should be. Is it true that I should be avoiding grains?
I was just diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. I've heard of women reversing their symptoms through a certain diet. What should my diet be?
Been told I have endometriosis and poly cystic ovarian syndrome, what are the chances of my partner and i having children?
PCOS: See a high risk obstetrician to help you conceive. ...Read more
Yes: The management of polycystic ovarian syndrome involves treatment of individual components of the syndrome, which include hirsutism, oligomenorrhea, infertility, glucose intolerance, and obesity. Oral contraceptives are used to manage the first two problems. Weight loss with diet and exercise is important. ...Read more
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
Most likely: A good strategy for increased fertility in pcos patients with excess body weight is to lose a little bit of that weight while possibly simultaneously undergoing medical strategies. It's possible to get pregnant doing just one or just the other, but combined is usually better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone have any experience of poly-cystic ovaries and what effects it might have on having kids?
Depends: Many patients have polycystic-appearing ovaries found on sonograms, but still have normal monthly cycles where they release eggs - so fertility shouldn't be impaired.If one has pcos and irregular periods, then it means they aren't ovulating regularly and it can be harder (very hard) to conceive; sometimes they will require ovulation induction medications or infertility treatments. ...Read more
Is there a cure for poly cystic ovarian syndrome? If so, what are they? Are there any natural cures i can try at home?
No cure, but...: Often times the symptoms of pcos can be made better by weight loss if you are overweight. Symptoms such as abnormal bleeding and irregular periods can be better by losing excess body fat. This is because body fat makes estrogen which can make the symptoms worse. Some people with pcos are not overweight and this would not apply to them. ...Read more
PCOS and hair loss: Even though some women have thicker than normal hair growth on their face or the rest of their bodies, many women with pcos have problems with thinning scalp hair, known as androgenic alopecia. This is usually due to the high levels of androgens which are found in up to 40 to 70% of women with pcos. Testosterone can cause a male to lose their hair, abnormally high levels in women will have same ef. ...Read more