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Polycystic Ovaries But Not Pcos
Yes definitely: In fact you can have pcos without having multiple small cysts on the ovary. The main issues with pcos are absent or infrequent periods, acne or abnormal hair growth and Insulin resistance or obesity. The appearance of the ovary on ultrasound is a reflection of the hormonal imbalances going on in the body with pcos. ...Read more
Polycystic ovaries not pcos. ate quinoa with tuna and tomato in morning. almonds& chicken in afternoon, banana and peach smoothie . Is it helping?
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
My gyn also said the problem that I am having is polycystic ovaries(pcos). Can you please suggest some solutions for me?
No single test: To test for pcos you must first "rule out" other problems causing irregular periods like thyroid or prolactin problems. Normally a woman's FSH and lh levels are about equal. In pcos lh is 2-3 times higher than fsh. The total testosterone or free testosterone level may be elevated. An ultrasound may show many small cysts in a classic "string of pearls" sign. The tests cannot be run if on pill. ...Read more
What cause Polycystic ovary syndrome(pcos) and do exercises and losing weight cause this? Or this is something that females born with?
I have polycystic ovary syndrome(pcos). My weight is ok, so i think i need no exercise to reduce it(i think i am underweight).... How can i cure it?
Control not cure: Thin patients with PCOS should focus on controlling the symptoms such as irregular periods, abnormal hair growth and acne. Usually birth control pills are prescribed. Cure may not be possible. Of course the diagnosis of PCOS should be confirmed and other problems excluded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 22 and was told I may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
-- how will that effect me and is it reversible or treatable for life?
PCOS: If you have PCOS it cannot be eliminated or cured. Overweight women with PCOS can improve cycles and symptoms with weight loss, but many with PCOS are not overweight. Medicines, including but not limited to birth control pills can help, for some women there is a surgical procedure that can be used. ...Read more
A friend of mine has polycystic ovary syndrome pcos. Would she be able to conceive? What are the chances?
OC: Yes, it is possible to conceive, but may be difficult. ...Read more
My right ovary 4.5*2.7*2.8cms with volume 17.5cc and left ovary 2.6*2.2*3.3 cms with volume 9.8 cc. Bilateral polycystic ovary sysmptons.Is it pcos?
Could be: Cannot diagnose pcos on ultrasound alone. Need more history and labs. ...Read more
HCAS.: Pcos is best described at hcas - hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation syndrome. It is frequently the result of obesity that produces excess androgens from the subcutaneous fat deposed all over the body; that in turn inhibits monthly ovulation starting a vicious circle of hormonal imbalance that can only be stopped with weight loss and/or metformin/ocps. ...Read more
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
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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