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Doctor insights on: Poly Ovarian Cystic Syndrome

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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

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My vagina is aching on the left side is it normal ? I do have poly cystic ovarian syndrome.

My vagina is aching on the left side is it normal ? I do have poly cystic ovarian syndrome.

Not normal: It's not normal to have an aching pain. It is possible this is related to your PCOS, but you would need an evaluation by your doctor to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Is Primolut (progesterone if not wrong)dependable as a med for resuming late periods when diagnosed with pcos(poly cystic ovarian syndrome)?

Is Primolut (progesterone if not wrong)dependable as a med for resuming late periods when diagnosed with pcos(poly cystic ovarian syndrome)?

May help: Progesterone and similar drugs may be used to bring on your periods and reduce the risk of developing uterine cancer. They are not 100% reliable and they will not help you get pregnant if you are not ovulating. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a person with poly cystic ovarian syndrome still get pregnant?

Might it be that a a person with poly cystic ovarian syndrome still get pregnant?

Fertility: The fertility rate is low, so she should work with her gynecologist or a fertility specialist to develop a treatment plan to optomize chances to become pregnant. ...Read more