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Polycystic Appearing Overies Means
Tough Conception: Pcos means that the surfaces of your ovaries are a little thick. This may Prohibit them from releasing eggs (ovulating). There are a number of fixes. Most common is metformin, a medicine that will help your body respond to its own Insulin and in turn help your ovaries to ovulate. Usually mentrual cycles are disrupted with pcos and can be fixed with that medicine as well. ...Read more
What does this mean: numerous bilateral follicles though normal volumes. Correlate with other clinical features of polycystic ovary syndrome.?
By itself,: This study cannot establish the diagnosis. However, the radiologist is saying it is concerning for that diagnosis and your doctor should consider it important if you have other symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome. ...Read more
Been having brown spotting for over a week. Have polycystic ovary syndrome & after losing weight, i´m becoming more regular, but what does this mean?
Weight loss: Weight loss is the key to managing polycystic ovarian syndrome. The fact that your cycles are now becoming more regular is testament to your success. ...Read more
I had ultrasound showing polycystic and bulky ovaries, after one round of Clomid (clomiphene) ultrasound shows normal ovary size and no cyst, what does it mean?
Had sono today for pelvic pain. Report showed polycystic left ovary with multiple follicles. Does that mean I have pcos?
Pcos: Seen on ultrasound, accounting for pelvic pain. Http://www. Womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/polycystic-ovary-syndrome. Html. ...Read more
I'm borderline polycystic ovary syndrome. I have a lot of chest pain and shortness of breathe. Does this mean I have heart disease already at 20yr old?
Not likely: Alternate diagnoses are to be considered. Definitely worth a visit with your primary care provider in trying to determine the best diagnostic workup. ...Read more
See below: Pcos, polycystic ovariaqn syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder, about 6-8% of reproductive age women have this condition. Women with pcos have following symptoms or signs: irregular menstrual cycle due to ovulation dysfunction, elevated male hormones, and many follicular cysts in the ovaries. Patients have increased risk of diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer if not treated. ...Read more
Diet, OCPs, metformi: Diet is essential to lose weight and reverse the pathological process frequently responsible for pcos/hcas. In more severe cases, birth control pills (ocps) will reverse the irregular menses; metformin can actually increase ovulation to help fertility rates. Seek care with a specialist in reproductrive endocrinology. ...Read more
Hormone Imbalance: PCOS is complicated and confusing. The name is polycystic ovarian syndrome, but cysts are not necessary. It is an imbalance in androgen (testosterone like) hormones & estrogens. By def need 2/3 criteria:1.Evidence of excess male hormones either on exam or labs, 2.anovulation or oligovulation (irregular periods), 3.mult small ovarian cysts.⬆️risk of fertility probs, sugar probs, metabolic probs. Tx is poss. ...Read more
About 8-10% of women: Pcos is a syndrome of androgen excess (too much male-type hormones) and often Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes). Most, not all, women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, sometimes difficulty getting pregnant. We look at symptoms, blood tests & an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Not a cause of pain: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) affects about 8-10% of women, and may cause irregular periods, fertility issues, or health problems like diabetes. It is not a cause of pelvic pain. Pain can be due to endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts, scar tissue, & other causes (the 'cysts' in pcos are tiny follicles and are not painful). See your ob/gyn or a reproductive endo. Specialist. ...Read more
Endo or infertilty: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don't have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. Treatment is variable depending on the symptoms and severity. Lots of docs can treat it including family docs, endocrinologists and gynecologists. ...Read more
Polycystic Overies, I'm 17 and might have that. I'm scared, I want kids in the future. Will that take it away? How is this treated? Will it ever go?
Exercise/plant based: PCOS is a hormonal problem from androgen excess in the body of a female. This leads to hirsutism (male pattern facial hair), weight gain, acne and irregular periods. Like many diseases prevention is power. Regular exercise and a plant based diet with plenty of water is very important to help decrease negative effects of PCOS. 5 fruits and veggies per day, 1 hour of exercise and see your PMD. ...Read more
Depends: TTC or not?: If not trying to conceive birth control pills are often used, sometimes with antiandrogens like spironolactone as well to decrease acne/hair growth more than bc pills alone. If trying to conceive we use Insulin sensitizers like metformin, plus ovulation-inducing tablets - most commonly Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole - sometimes low-dose shots or ivf if needed. Surgery for pcos is no longer a good option. ...Read more
Fertility Specialist: First you want a full evaluation to make sure it is safe to get pregnant. You want to test for pre-diabetes to make sure there is no harm to a baby. Then if you are ovulating that is great. If not usually some simple medicine can get you to ovulate. ...Read more
Not always: Some women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) have infertility due to not ovulating or egg quality. Most women with pcos can have children. Some conceive with no fertility treatment, some need medications like metformin, Clomid (clomiphene) or Femara (letrozole), while others need in vitro fertilization (ivf). Pcos women often respond better to fertility meds. See a fertility md if you want to have kids. ...Read more
Minimum how large in measurement of the cysts and how many in numbers will determine as polycystic ovary?
Misconception: The term pcos is misleading, women with pcos don't have cyst on their ovaries but they have an increase number of follicles/eggs that are arrested in an early stage of development. Cysts on the ovaries can be due to other conditions such as functional cyst in the reproductive years, endometriosis, hemorrhagic cyst etc. Definition of pco ovaries is the presence of 12 or more follicles < 10 mm. ...Read more
Hey, I've got polycystic ovary disease and was wondering if my ovaries will go back to normal once the cycts have popped if they do?
Mixed bag: Pcos is a constellation of findings which includes irregular periods, elevated testosterone or testosterone like hormones (with no other cause), resistance to Insulin (predisposition to type 2 diabetes), problems with lipids, many times unwanted face and body hair, sometimes scalp hair loss. Ovarian cysts may or may not be found. Pcos is an outdated term but no better one has been agreed upon. ...Read more
A hormone disorder: Pcos is a syndrome or disorder in which women have 2 of 3 of the following: irregular cycles, multi-cystic ovaries, or excess androgens ("male" hormone levels). Pcos has no specific cause but it is associated with obesity, some heredity, and Insulin resistance (also seen in type 2 diabetes). Treatment can help with ovulation, fertility and cosmetics. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Clinical cues: Hi. PCOS is typified by irregular or absent periods, hirsutism, overweight, high testosterone, insulin resistance (& sometimes type 2 diabetes), and often a high LH:FSH ratio. If you suspect you have PCOS, see your primary doctor, gynecologist, or an endocrinologist. PCOS is a diagnosis of exclusion; Cushing's and non-classical congenital hyperplasia need to at least be considered. Good luck! ...Read more