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Doctor insights on: Polycystic Ovaries But Not Pcos

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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


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Is it possible to have polycystic ovaries but not the pcos syndrome?

Is it possible to have polycystic ovaries but not the pcos syndrome?

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

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Polycystic ovaries not pcos. ate quinoa with tuna and tomato in morning. almonds& chicken in afternoon, banana and peach smoothie . Is it helping?

Polycystic ovaries not pcos. ate quinoa with tuna and tomato in morning. almonds& chicken in afternoon, banana and peach smoothie . Is it helping?

Possible: A healthy diet can contribute to weight control, and a big problem with pcos is gaining weight. Those particular foods will not directly affect pcos, but may contribute overall to a healthier weight. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of polycystic ovaries pcos?

What are symptoms of polycystic ovaries pcos?

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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My gyn also said the problem that I am having is polycystic ovaries(pcos). Can you please suggest some solutions for me?

PCOS: I am surprised that your doctor did not carefully discuss PCOS with you. Please go online and read a few articles about PCOS and then take the info back to your seemingly lazy doctor. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) be caused by lifestyle & diet ?

Can polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) be caused by lifestyle & diet ?

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

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Can i tell me how i can know if I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

See a doctor: You cannot diagnose yourself, symptoms are not part of the diagnosis. If you have irregular periods (you skip periods) your doctor can check the other tests for you: ultrasound and blood work. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Ovary (Definition)

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