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Does anyone have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What is treatment?

Does anyone have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What is treatment?

About 1 in 10!: About 10% of women of reproductive age have pcos! it is the most common hormone imbalance in women and a major cause of fertility problems. The treatment depends on the goal - is the goal to treat unwanted hair growth, acne, obesity, irregular menses, or fertility? In general, if someone is not ttc, she is treated one way, while she is treated differently if she is ttc. See a board certified re! ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Hello, I have had polycystic ovarian syndrome for nearly ova 5years, i would like to know the best treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hello,  I have had polycystic ovarian syndrome for nearly ova 5years, i would like to know the best treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Several: There are several treatments and the treatment depends on several factors. It's best to talk things over with your gyn and let him/her give you the pros ; cons of treatment available. ...Read more

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What is the possible treatment for polycystic ovarian disease. I also have gout and antiphospholipid syndrome?

What is the possible treatment for polycystic ovarian disease.  I also have gout and antiphospholipid syndrome?

Metformin.: As you may already know PCOS is often associated with insulin resistance. Many women are treated with metformin which is a diabetes drug. there are good meds for gout. Antiphospholipid syndrome is associated with blood clots which may be very dangerous. I thinkits time to see your physician who has to be very smart. ...Read more

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I am 29 year old. I am suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome. I start my treatment in kolkata. Now i want to conceive. So my doctor give me ovofa?

I am 29 year old. I am suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome. I start my treatment in kolkata. Now i want to conceive. So my doctor give me ovofa?

OK: That is Clomid which is a medicine to help you ovulate. It is successful in many women with pcos. As long as you have a had a proper evaluation, that is fine to take. Certainly a good place to start! if it does not work you have some other options. ...Read more

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What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome or any other treatments?

What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome or any other treatments?

PCOS treatment: The best pill to take is based on your symptoms and other factors. Since patients with pcos may have a variety of symptoms, it is best to talk to your doctor about each of the symptoms you are concerned about so that you can get the correct prescription. ...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 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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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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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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Unwanted facial n extra body hair, cystic acne is it a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome hw 2 prevent n cure?

Unwanted facial n extra body hair, cystic acne is it a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome hw 2 prevent n cure?

Androgen work up : You need to have a hormonal work up which can start with your gyne. Depending on what is found and your overall metabolic status, you may also need an endocrinologist. ...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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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