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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hormone imbalance: Pcos is an imbalance in hormones that can cause irregular periods, acne, excess hair, and infertility. Blood tests can determine if your pcos is from an imbalance in pituitary hormones (lh & fsh), adrenal hormones (dheas), or Insulin resistance. Some doctors recommend a pelvic ultrasound to assess the ovaries to look for cysts. ...Read more

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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Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Insulin resistance: May cause over-secretion of insulin, called Insulin resistance; may cause vascular, early cardiac signs, and hyperandronization (hirsutism, acne and hair ,loss), thereby also causing increased appetite for carbohydrates and obesity. ...Read more

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Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Irregular cycles ...: 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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What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Weight control: Metformin is a good drug for pcos. Birth control med, Aldactone (spironolactone) can also be used. Best treatment is to keep weight as normal as possible. ...Read more

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How long does polycystic ovarian syndrome last?

How long does polycystic ovarian syndrome last?

Lifetime: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a genetic predisposition, it's progressive and does not resolve itself. On the other hand, symptoms due to pcos may worsen or improve. For some women weight loss improves menstrual irregularity, for example. Some cases of pcos also increase lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which it seems may be modified with drug treatment. ...Read more

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Characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome ?

Characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome ?

In general: In general, characteristics include irregular or absent menstruation, unwanted male hormone excess like acne or hair growth, weight gain, and little cysts on the ovaries seen on ultrasound scan. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What exactly is polycystic ovarian syndrome like?

What exactly is polycystic ovarian syndrome like?

Insulin and ovaries: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more

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How long can polycystic ovarian syndrome last for?

How long can polycystic ovarian syndrome last for?

Long Time: Pcos is not a transient diagnosis. It can last for as longs you are in childbearing years. There are medications and lifestyle changes that may help your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

How to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

See doctor: Women with pcos often have irregular periods. There are also some hormonal imbalances, that would require a blood test. Most women with pcos live relatively normal lives, if you are concerned about a specific symptom or are trying to get pregnant you should see a doctor at that point. ...Read more