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Doctor insights on: Polycystic Ovarian Disease Endocrinologist Exam What To Expect

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How can you treat polycystic ovarian disease?

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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What to do about polycystic ovarian disease (pcod)?

What to do about polycystic ovarian disease (pcod)?

PCOS: If you have been diagnosed with this you must follow up with your doctor. If your doctor is not a gynecologist ask for a referral to one. You can also go online and look up PCOS on Wikipedia. ...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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What are the symptoms common to polycystic ovarian disease?

There are several...: They can vary, but the most common symptoms include irregular or absent menstrual cycles, manifestations of male hormone excess (like acne, unwanted facial and body hair), weight gain or difficulty with weight loss, and ovarian pain. ...Read more

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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 had to boil it down, what is polycystic ovarian disease?

If you had to boil it down, what is polycystic ovarian disease?

Hairy, infertile: Enlarged ovaries secondary to hyperinsulinemia. Insulin resistance, hirsuitism, frequent hyperlipidemia, infertility, increased risk for t2dm, ascvd. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for polycystic ovarian disease?

Are there any treatments for polycystic ovarian disease?

Yes. TTC or not?: Treatment is different if trying to conceive or not. If not ttc may need birth control pills, Insulin sensitizing medications, or anti-androgens to treat symptoms and prevent health issues. If ttc you need fertility testing first, and may need fertility treatment such as Insulin sensitizing medications (metformin) and ovulation induction treatments. See ob/gyn or fertility specialist (rei) if ttc. ...Read more

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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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Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Hemorrhagic cyst: A hemorrhagic cyst is a typically benign cyst of the ovary the forms after the follicle (the cyst that contains the egg cell) fills up with blood. These usually resolve within a few months. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Yes and no: Pcos is a chronic condition in which you have problems with ovulation and excess testosterone. While there are risks associated with it, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, infertility and miscarriages, these risks can be managed with lifestyle changes and medicine. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian disease.Does it cause problems while conceiving?

I have polycystic ovarian disease.Does it cause problems while conceiving?

It may: You can still get pregnant with pcod, but it may be a little more difficult than if you did not have it (due to possible ovulation irregularities). ...Read more

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I've got a condition called pcos(polycystic ovarian disease). Would like to know what kind of diet i can follow?

I've got a condition called pcos(polycystic ovarian disease). Would like to know what kind of diet i can follow?

Healthy: Low calorie, low fat diet. No crash diets. No celebrity diets. Any healthy balanced diet will do. Calories is the key. Decrease calories but get your nutrients and vitamins. ...Read more

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I have a condition called pcos(polycystic ovarian disease) and would like to know what kind of reducing diet I can follow?

I have a condition called pcos(polycystic ovarian disease) and would like to know what kind of reducing diet I can follow?

Metabolic syndrome: Women with pcos have a predilection for metabolic syndrome & Insulin resistance. The best diet includes eliminating simple sugars, avoiding anything "white", decreasing carbohydrate intake & increasing protein intake. ...Read more

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I was advised that I have polycystic ovarian disease after I had a large cyst rupture - this a few weeks later and still having pain. Is this normal?

I was advised that I have polycystic ovarian disease after I had a large cyst rupture - this a few weeks later and still having pain. Is this normal?

Pain: No it does not seem to be normal and you must see your primary doctor soon. I suspect you will be referred to a surgeon for further evaluation. This does not mean that surgery will be advised. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy? Any bad effects?

Polycystic ovarian disease in pregnancy? Any bad effects?

Gestational DM: Pcos women tend to be Insulin resistant so have a higher propensity toward gestational diabetes in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease--is that bad?

Polycystic ovarian disease--is that bad?

Yes: Pcos seems to be lifelong. It is a disorder characterized by menstrual irregularities, reversed ratio of fshto lh, elevated ovarian testosterone production, anovulation, Insulin resistance, higher risk of early uterine cancer, hirsutism and infertility. Weight is typically above normal & involves Insulin resistance & circulating testosterone levels. ...Read more