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I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease and i was pres birth control to help, I am still loosing hair, in pain and i diet but no change.Help?

I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease and i was pres birth control to help, I am still loosing hair, in pain and i diet but no change.Help?

Pcos with infertily: Your complaints needed a complete gyn checkup but for initial workup you need to have basic lab work including hormone tests: lh/fsh, progesterone, 17ohcort level, etc, ca125 to rule out endometrisis, TSH to ascertain no hypothyroidism. If normail, then you can wait couple of months to see any changes in your c, c, othwise you should proceed for further medical recheck till you know your problem. ...Read more

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Poly cystic ovarian syndrome: can I still have a kid?

Poly cystic ovarian syndrome: can I still have a kid?

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

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Can thyroid and poly cystic ovarian syndrome cause ankles to swell?

Can thyroid and poly cystic ovarian syndrome cause ankles to swell?

Possibly: Hypothyroidism can cause swelling and fluid retention. Pcos causes weight gain, but not fluid swelling. However, if your thyroid levels are normal, i would look for a different cause for the swelling. In your age group, the most common causes would be varicose veins, weight related swelling, and/or excess salt intake. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for poly cystic ovarian syndrome? If so, what are they? Are there any natural cures i can try at home?

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

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Is there a link between poly cystic ovarian syndrome and alopecia?

Is there a link between poly cystic ovarian syndrome and alopecia?

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