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What is polycystic ovaries?

What is polycystic ovaries?

A syndrome : Pcos is a syndrome in which there is a problem with ovulation and an excess of male hormones. The ovaries typically show lots of "cysts" which are follicles that fail to develop properly which is where the name comes from. Pcos is a metabolic disease and increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease , uterine cancer and other problems. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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What are polycystic ovaries?

What are polycystic ovaries?

Big/ High follicle #: Polycystic ovaries (pco) is a finding on ultrasound scan of one or both ovaries being bigger than normal and/or having a high number of small egg-containing 'antral follicles'. Pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome needs 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular cycles 2. Clinical or blood test signs of too much male hormones - acne, hair growth and 3. Pco. Up to 20% of women have pco, about 8-10% have pcos. ...Read more

Dr. Bahareh Fazilat Dr. Fazilat
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Polycystic ovaries (Tip)

The hallmark of pcos 1. Anovulation 2. Hyperandrogenism 3. Polycystic ovaries. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
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Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
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Causes of polycystic ovaries?

Causes of polycystic ovaries?

Ovaries: Pcos is something you have from birth. It may take years to show up. It is a problem with hormones and Insulin secretion. No one knows exactly why it happens. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries what is it?

Polycystic ovaries what is it?

Endocrine: It is a disorder where cysts in the ovaries cause certain hormones to be released and affect your weight, hair growth and other bodily functions and issues. It can be treated medically and surgically. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries (Tip)

Lower Insulin resistance levels, treat hirsutism, restore regular menstrual cycle, prevent hyperplasia. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Why do polycystic ovaries form?

Why do polycystic ovaries form?

Chronic anovulation: Each of the small cysts on or in the ovaries contains an egg. When a woman ovulates one of the cysts ruptures to release the egg, then the cyst goes away. When a women does not ovulate regularly the follicular cysts stay and as more develop the ovaries become polycystic. Poly means many. ...Read more

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Medication for polycystic ovaries?

Medication for polycystic ovaries?

BCP or Metformin: For non-insulin resistant patients the treatment varies, depending on whether a patient is trying for pregnancy or not. Birth control pills for those who are not trying to get pregnant. Metformin only for those patients with impaired glucose tolerance. These are patients that have been found to have an elevated Insulin level or diabetes from Insulin resistance ...Read more

Dr. Bahareh Fazilat Dr. Fazilat
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Polycystic ovaries (Tip)

Pcos is associated with Insulin resistance/ risk for developing type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. ...See more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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How do you treat polycystic ovaries?

How do you treat polycystic ovaries?

BCP or Fert Drugs: Pcos is an ovarian dysfunction. If you are not trying to pregnant the treatment of choice is the birth control pill. If you are trying to get pregnant we use fertility drugs, but it varies as to how a patient responds to these medications. The "fertility drug" is actually stimulating the ovary to ovulate.The first drug we use is clomid, (clomiphene) but it has to be used in higher dosages than normal ...Read more

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What is meant by polycystic ovaries?

What is meant by polycystic ovaries?

Big/ High follicle #: Polycystic ovaries (pco) is a finding on ultrasound scan of one or both ovaries being bigger than normal and/or having a high number of small egg-containing 'antral follicles'. Pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome needs 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular cycles 2. Clinical or blood test signs of too much male hormones - acne, hair growth and 3. Pco. Up to 20% of women have pco, about 8-10% have pcos. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries (Tip)

Prolonged PCOS may increase your risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. ...See more

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Is polycystic ovaries is too dangerous?

Is polycystic ovaries is too dangerous?

No but frustrating: An ovulation disorder. There has been a lot of press coverage regarding "insulin resistance" as being the main cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome. This has led to many, many women being misdiagnosed and mismanaged. As a result, there has been a tendency to automatically prescribe metformin (glocophage). In reality, only 30-40% of these women have Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure polycystic ovaries?

What can I do to cure polycystic ovaries?

Not Possible: Pcos is a hormonal imbalance that is believed to have its origins in the ovaries themselves. You can't cur pcos. It can be controlled. Risks such as diabetes and pre-diabetes should be managed. Weight should be controlled. Diet and exercise are important. But it cannot actually be cured. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries (Tip)

Never assume that you cannot get pregnant. Always use protection if you do not wish to conceive. ...See more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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What does having polycystic ovaries mean?

A syndrome: Pcos is a syndrome in which there is a problem with ovulation and an excess of male hormones. The ovaries typically show lots of "cysts" which are follicles that fail to develop properly which is where the name comes from. Pcos is a metabolic disease and increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease , uterine cancer and other problems. ...Read more

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Bilateral polycystic ovaries can ad cured?

Sort of: If you're asking if pco can be cured, the answer is often no. The symptoms and the consequences of it can however be controlled most of the time. It all depends on the women's individual evaluation. The cause and contributing factors for pco differ for each women. For those who are Insulin resistant, a program of weight loss, diet changes and possibly medication can make a hugh difference. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovaries (Tip)

Exercise and a healthy diet are first line therapy. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
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What work best to treat polycystic ovaries?

Various medications: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is usually treated with medications. Birth control pills can regulate periods and decrease androgen (male hormone) production. Metformin can improve Insulin resistance. Clomid (clomiphene) or other medications can stimulate ovulation if pregnancy is desired. ...Read more

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Plz tell me the cure of polycystic ovaries?

Plz tell me the cure of polycystic ovaries?

No cure, but...: Often times the symptoms of pcos can be made better by weight loss if you are overweight. Symptoms such as abnormal bleeding and irregular periods can be better by losing excess body fat. This is because body fat makes estrogen which can make the symptoms worse. Some people with pcos are not overweight and this would not apply to them. ...Read more

Dr. Bahareh Fazilat Dr. Fazilat
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Polycystic ovaries (Tip)

Do you have menstrual disorders, acne, hirsutism, obesity , diabetes? ...See more

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that a woman has. One of the features is abnormal ovulation, increased hair growth or acne, elevated male hormones, and ultrasound evidence of a string of pearls in the ovaries. Two out of the three previous criteria are necessary to make a diagnosis of pcos. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovaries. What should I do?

I have polycystic ovaries. What should I do?

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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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
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Cover nose and mouth
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Avoid unnecessary contact
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Alert providers of contagion
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Could polycystic ovaries syndrome be 'cured'?

Could polycystic ovaries syndrome be 'cured'?

Yes: PCOS could be cured in some women with life-style changes. Exercise and weight loss that brings weight towards ideal body weight can result in a cure. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovaries. What should I know?

I have polycystic ovaries. What should I know?

Control weight.: The most important thing you can do is to keep your weight at ideal range. Pco is linked to a woman's weight most of the time. For women, start with 100lbs for 5 feet and add 5 pounds for every inch about five feet to give you a rough guide about your ideal weight. Eat mostly a plant-based diet of unprocessed foods. Weight watchers is good. Exercise everyday. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Can polycystic ovaries worsen as you get older ?

Can polycystic ovaries worsen as you get older ?

Possibly : Consider speaking to your gyn about treatment options. You might be started on birth control pills, metformin, or other medications which can regulate your menses, stabilize you blood sugars and/or minimize further ovarian cyst formation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries like?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries like?

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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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Don't miss appointments with your doctor
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Go to lab appointments as necessary
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Keep your oxygen levels up by maintaining a healthy weight
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Do I have polycystic ovaries? What are the signs?

Do I have polycystic ovaries? What are the signs?

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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What does it mean if you have polycystic ovaries?

What does it mean if you have polycystic ovaries?

PCOSOVARIAN: This is a biochemical diagnosis. It is associated with high androgen ie male hormone levels, weight gain and Insulin resistance, irregular menses. The androgens cause hirsutism, acne, allopecia. Insulin resistance predisposes to type 2 diabetes mellitis. ...Read more

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Living with Celiac Disease (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with a dietitian
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When eating out, inform your waitstaff you are intolerant of gluten
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