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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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How can you test for polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

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

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Please advise if it's less likely to get pregnant if I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

Sometimes: Some women with PCOS don't ovulate every month and are less likely to get pregnant. However, if you want to prevent pregnancy, don't count on PCOS to protect you. ...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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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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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 a girl with polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos). How do I get rid of it?

I'm a girl with polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos). How do I get rid of it?

No cure: Pcos is treatable but not curable. Watching your carbs, keeping your weight under control and exercising may help and is always a good idea. Your doctor may be ble control the symptoms but it is a chronic condition, likely genetic, that we cannot cure. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) and will start birth control soon. Will I lose weight?

I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) and will start birth control soon. Will I lose weight?

Probably not: Ocp's are an effective way to manage pcos. However, ocp's do not cause weight loss. Many women think that ocp's cause weight gain, but that is not supported in the very large studies done to evaluate weight changes on birth control pills. ...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

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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

Ovary (Definition)

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