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Polycystic Ovaries Not Syndrome
My cycle has just gone over 100 days. I have polycystic ovaries (not syndrome). Recently stopped birth control pill. Is this detrimental to my health?
Sort of: Polycystic ovaries is a finding on ultrasound where there are lots of small follicles on the ovaries. Pcos is where you have some combination (depending on which criteria your doctor uses) of pco looking ovaries, ovulation problems and symptoms of producing too much male hormone. Many but not all women with pcos have pco looking ovaries and many women with pco ovaries have the syndrome. ...Read more
My dr. Told me i had polycystic ovaries but not polycystic ovary syndrome. Is that possible? And if so, what's the difference between the two?
It's possible ...: Pcos (the syndrome) means 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Polycystic ovaries (pco) is the ultrasound signs alone. See a fertility specialist (rei) if trying to conceive, or to get a definitive answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reproductive Endo: A reproductive endocrinologist is the specialist in this situation. They can help confirm a diagnosis if needed, assess everything that is going on, and recommend treatments for you. With pcos, there are gyn issues, fertility issues, medical issues, and cosmetic issues that all must be dealt with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have polycystic ovaries syndrome but for the first time I've spotted inbetween my periods could it just be the syndrome?
Regular periods?: One of the hallmarks of pcos is irregular periods. In a normal period, the uterine lining builds up and then sheds in a concerted cycle. In pcos, the lining can accumulate when your period is long overdue, it can then drift out at random times, causing abnormal bleeding. If you aren't on birth control pills to prevent this type of bleeding, you may want to discuss it with your gyn doc. ...Read more
I have very irregular periods and minor acne andhave been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, not the syndrome. What's the difference between the two?
I have just been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries syndrome can I still be pregnant as i've found white spots on an around my nipples?
PCOS: Women with pcos can definitely be pregnant, happens all the time. White spots around nipples means nothing at all about being pregnant. Can you ask again what you want to know? ...Read more
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