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What are the tests for polycystic ovarian disease?

What are the tests for polycystic ovarian disease?

Bloodwork + sonogram: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Also need to "rule out" other causes of irregular cycles, acne, hair growth: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See OB or fertility md. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Reverse PCOS & problems with HFLC foods, study: http://goo.gl/JH8XBX
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
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Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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What are the signs and symptoms of polycystic ovarian disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of polycystic ovarian disease?

Many possible signs: Most 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, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...Read more

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If you have polycystic ovarian disease can you have kids?

If you have polycystic ovarian disease can you have kids?

Yes: Worldwide, if you have to have an infertility problem, pcos seems to be the most successful if treated. 80% pregnancy rate with treatment of infertility due to pcos. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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What causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause?

What causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause?

Obesity: The majority of cases of pcos occur in overweight women. Weight loss is very effective for restoration of the normal menstral cycle. However, many women are unable to lose weight and require other treatments such as ocp's or surgery. ...Read more

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How can you treat polycystic ovarian disease?

DIET, EXERCISE: Weight loss when needed and a drug called metformin, in an attempt to lower Insulin levels. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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What is the treatment for polycystic ovarian disease pco?

What is the treatment for polycystic ovarian disease pco?

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

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