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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Should i start taking estrogen? I get hair in weird places, like on my chin and neck

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Should i start taking estrogen? I get hair in weird places, like on my chin and neck

No: With pcos the estrogen level is chronically elevated and additional estrogen will not help. Ocp's (which do contain estrogen) however would likely help by suppression of the ovaries. The hair changes you notice are probaly due to increased testosterone levels seen with pcos and would probably improve with ocp's as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


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What can you tell me about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What can you tell me about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

PCOS: Pcos is a disorder that is characterized by a combination of symptoms. These can include missed periods, abnormal hair growth (hirsutism), anovulation, and abnormal lab values like elevated testosterone. Patients usually are overweight. People with pcos are at higher risk of developing diabetes, as well as having trouble with fertility and having an increased risk of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome? How do women get it?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome? How do women get it?

Common disorder: Pcos may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Check w/your gyn>. ...Read more

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I think I have polycystic ovarian syndrome so who do I see?

I think I have polycystic ovarian syndrome so who do I see?

Primary care: I always recommend seeing your primary care first to validate your concerns. If he/she truly feel that there is a problem, he/she can treat you or send you to the appropriate specialist.S: obgyn, women's health, endocrinologists... ...Read more

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What can happen with polycystic ovarian syndrome if it not taken care of?

Polycystic ovaries: Often this syndrome can include excessive weight gain, excess facial and body hair, infertility and hyperinsulinism. You should consult with doctors familiar with this syndrome for treatment and medication. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome and do you have some info on health risk?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome and do you have some info on health risk?

Hormonal, metabolic: Polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos is a condition that shows irregular periods, excessive androgens (male hormones) and metabolic disorders (type 2 or gestational diabetes, abnormal BP and lipids, fatty liver). The high androgens can cause infertility and excess hair growth. The metabolic effects are part of Insulin resistance syndrome-- which leads to heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What symptoms are there?

How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What symptoms are there?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance in sex hormones. People with pcos often have high androgen (male hormone), irregular or missed periods or cysts in the ovaries. Genetic plays a role in this disorder although the exact cause is unknown. Treatment options are weight loss, birth control pills, metformin (diabetes pill), fertility meds, antiandrogen pills. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Dx of exclusion: Pcos is a DX of exclusion where a female has hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in the absence of another endocrine disorder like androgen secreting tumor, cushing's syndrome, cah, etc. Most females are Insulin resistant as well. Depending on which criteria you look at, ovarian cysts don't necessarily have to be part of the diagnosis. Pcos is a very old term and somewhat outdated. ...Read more

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What is the cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hormone Balance: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also recommend balancing your excessive estrogen with additional progesterone. You can explore decreasing your estrogen by reading: the anti-estrogen diet. ...Read more

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Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

PCOS & Fertilty: Pcos is a disorder with infrequent ovulation as a hallmark. Because ovulation occurs at times, some women will get pregnant without help. If you need help with medication then medication is very successful. The success rate is lower than you might think and at ivf we often find poor egg quality as the likely cause. If you are overweight, then get as close to nl as possible. See a fertility doc. ...Read more

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