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PCOS: There are several options. Lysine, 1000 mg twice daily actually works well for acne. It is an amino acid and available over the counter. BCPs are commonly prescribed since they not only regulate irregular periods, but can control acne and slow abnormal hair growth. Another option would be a medication called Spironolactone, depending on how bad the acne is. Talk to your physician about these. ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
No: It is a good treatment that will keep even severe disease at bay for many months after other modalities such as topical or systemic antibiotics, topical retinoids, the oral contraceptive pill and/or spironolactone have failed or not been usable. Acne is a chronic serious non-lifestyle related disease that eventually remits. Good luck. ...Read more
How is it possible having polycystic cysts,yet normal blood work including testost, shbg etc, no acne, slim, ...long but still ovulatory reg.cycles?
Syndrome: As the name indicates PCOS is a syndrome. You don't have to have all the signs and symptoms to have it. From your brief description you probably dont. You may have what we call polycystic appearing ovaries. If you were given the diagnosis find out what other criteria they used besides polycystic ovaries. There are patients that are thin and have PCOS. Often referred to as thin PCO. ...Read more
I don't hav symptoms like excess hair, overwt, acne, high sugar, iregular periods.But my radiologyst told me I have overies with polycystic pattern.How ?
It's common: Nobody really understands this, or how the morphology of the ovaries correlates with the hugely variable clinical picture of "polycystic ovaries". And women with classic pcos symptoms may not have the classic ovaries. A piece of the puzzle is missing. Glad you're well, and best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if you have polycystic ovaries (looking) but no other signs of syndrome? Thin..no acne...periods slightly long cycles but still ovulate.
Get checked.: Sometimes there are other causes for some of the same symptoms that occur with women with PCOS. A doctor can evaluate your symptoms and do appropriate testing to see if you do have it. Women with PCOS have been shown to be at risk for developing Type II diabetes, so getting a sure diagnosis is a smart thing to do. See http://tinyurl.com/or6nyss ...Read more
I have very irregular periods and minor acne andhave been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, not the syndrome. What's the difference between the two?
Unwanted facial n extra body hair, cystic acne is it a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome hw 2 prevent n cure?
What to do if I have polycystic ovary syndrome, are birth control pills the only way to get rid of my acne?
If all hormones are within normal range and proper ratio, why irreg heavy cycles, polycystic ovaries, hirsutism, cystic acne, insomnia, hyperhidrosis?
Another problem: There are some disease that can look like pcos such as cushing's disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia or androgen secreting tumor. D/w your doctor about testing for these if they have not already been done and consider seeing and endocrinologist for further workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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