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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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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How can polycystic ovarian disease be cured?

How can polycystic ovarian disease be cured?

Cured? No: Can it be cured permanently, so the body functions exactly as normal without medicines? No. Can most abnormalities and symptoms be worked with for a satisfactory heathy quality of life? Yes, mostly. ...Read more

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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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How come I have polycystic ovarian disease, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have polycystic ovarian disease, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not genetic: Pcos is not a genetic disorder. It can occur in any woman, but is most often seen in overweight women. But, certainly not all overweight women develop pcos. ...Read more

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What are the cause of high rang of LH and the cause of polycystic ovarian disease?

LH can vary: Depending upon when it was drawn. There is a surge of lh prior to ovulation. Low levels of estrogen can cause higher lh as well. No one knows the cause of polycystic ovarian disease, but it results from Insulin resistance and has a significant genetic component, plus it gets much worse with weight gain. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovarian disease curable?

Can be controlled: To have the diagnoses of pcos you need to have androgen excess (increased hair growth, elevated testosterone or acne) irregular menstrual cycles and/or pcos appearing ovaries by ultrasound (you just need 2 of these 3 criteria to be diagnosed). The symptoms can be controlled with weight loss, cutting carbs, and medical therapy (ocps, metformin etc), but its not curable. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for polycystic ovarian disease?

Is there a cure for polycystic ovarian disease?

Yes, lower insulin: Since pcod represents the expression of the type ii diabetes gene, the primary treatment is to lower dramatically high Insulin levels due to Insulin resistance. Insulin causes the ovary to increase male hormone production that inhibits follicle development. The treatment is best accomplished through a very low carbohydrate, high fat diet. Dramatic wt loss and increased fertility occurs. ...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 treatment if ttc?

Polycystic ovarian disease treatment if ttc?

Multi fold: Improving ovulation with medication. Also reducing male hormone levels either with Insulin sensitizing agent and potentially with corticosteroids. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian disease like?

What is polycystic ovarian disease like?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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