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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

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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.

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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.

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Sometimes difficult.: Determining if you have PCOS can be a sometimes confusing and sometimes difficult process. The reason is that PCOS is a syndrome that means each person will have a different set of symptoms. These symptoms can include excess weight, fatigue, infertility, hormone imbalance, sleep apnea, excess facial or body hair, and a variety of skin problems.

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What is the technical definition of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the technical definition of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

A hormone disorder: Pcos is a syndrome or disorder in which women have 2 of 3 of the following: irregular cycles, multi-cystic ovaries, or excess androgens ("male" hormone levels). Pcos has no specific cause but it is associated with obesity, some heredity, and Insulin resistance (also seen in type 2 diabetes). Treatment can help with ovulation, fertility and cosmetics. Hope this helps.

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What is the definition or description of: polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: polycystic ovarian syndrome?

A metabolic disorder: 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 or high follicle numbers.

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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.

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

PCOS: Do you have irregular cycles? If not, you do not have it. If you do see a doctor: you need blood testing and ultrasound to complete the diagnosis one way or another.

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Is there a link between polycystic ovarian syndrome and hypercalcuria?

PCOS and Parathyroid: Yes. PCOS is associated with primary hyperparathyroidism which can cause hypercalcuria. You should have a full endocrine evaluation including tests for thyroid and parathyroid function along with Vitamin D levels.

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Do people ever get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Do people ever get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Strictly, no: But symptoms can be improved. A healthy diet and weight loss for women who are overweight may help some; a doctor can help also with prescription medications and more personal advice.

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Can you get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome totally?

Can you get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome totally?

Genetic + lifestyle: 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, Insulin resistance syndrome, etc). There is a genetic component that cannot be changed. However pcos patients can make lifestyle change (weight loss, regular exercise) that will control effects of pcos.

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How can polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight gain be linked?

Increased Estrogen: Adipose tissue (fat) causes an increase in the circulation estrogen levels by converting androgen precursors into estrone. The increased estrogen level is detected by the pituitary, causing ovulation to be inhibited. That inhibition can result in an increase in the number of small cysts on the ovary - hence polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Is a 2.8 cm cyst surgical?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Is a 2.8 cm cyst surgical?

Not always: If a 2.8 cm cyst is smooth and stable on repeat ultrasound exams and not causing any pain it does not always need to be removed. However, if causing pain or has suspicious findings or growing on ultrasound, then it should be removed.

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Does anyone have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What is treatment?

Does anyone have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What is treatment?

Decrease insulin res: 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.

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

Varies: Many women improve by using ocp's for cycle control and ovarian suppression - this gradually decreases the elevated testosterone that cause the hirsuitism. There are also medications that can block the elevated testosterone and minimize the progression of the hirsuitism.

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Is using metformin in polycystic ovarian syndrome considered safe?

Yes: It is best used only to treat the diabetes that may accompany pcos. If you are not diabetic you do not need it and it will not help the pcos.

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Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome), what can you do to lose weight?

Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome), what can you do to lose weight?

Low carbs and sugars: Patients with PCOS may have insuln resistance that causes weight gain. Diet changes such as low carbs and low sugars may help. Otherwise, using additional medications such as Glucophage (metformin) (nongeneric) assist in weight loss by assisting in breaking down sugars and will assist in Weight loss. Using Metformin which is generic may help but does have side effects and does not help as much as Glucophage (metformin).

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Can I still get pregnant even if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Yes: Women with pcos may take longer to become pregnant, but most will still be able to conceive. With fertility drugs it can happen much sooner.

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Docs can you explain what is a cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Docs can you explain what is a cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

No 'cure': If you have pcos and are also overweight, losing weight is a natural way to improving symptoms and health. There are many so-called natural remedies on the internet and in nutrition stores; none of them work, save your money. Doctors can help treat (but not 'cure') pcos in several ways.