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I'm 19 and have polycystic ovary syndrome. What are my chances of getting endometrial cancer?

I'm 19 and have polycystic ovary syndrome. What are my chances of getting endometrial cancer?

Endometrial cancer: Obesity, type ii diabetes, estrogen without progesterone, family history all put you at risk. Pcos affects the first 3. Birth control pulls and controlling weight can help you decrease risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Does polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

Does polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

Not necessarily: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a benign condition. But a singe large cyst can be associated with cancer inside of it. So you need to have your gynecologist monitor an dguide you as to what to expect. ...Read more

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Does having polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

Does having polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

No: There are no clear or direct associations with any kind of cancer. Theoretically with the risk of ovarian cancer could even be reduced, but this is unproven. The risk from missing/skipping periods with pcos can (but not always) lead to endometrial hyperplasia, which then can (but not always) lead to endometrial cancer. Discuss cycle management with your doctor. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovary syndrome can start at what age?

Polycystic ovary syndrome can start at what age?

Teens and early 20s: Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common hormone disorder in women. Its most common features are irregular/infrequent menstrual periods and excess male-like hormone (androgen) production, which causes abnormal hair growth (primarily on the face, neck, chest, and lower abdomen). Typically, it first becomes apparent during the teens and early 20's. ...Read more

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What work best to treat polycystic ovary syndrome?

Depends: Diet, exercise and weight loss is essential. Metformin is probably the "best" rx to decrease the cause of pcos, which is Insulin resistance. Other medications may be indicated to lower elevated testosterone (if present) or assist w/fertility. Check w/ your doctors. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms?

What to do about polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms?

? coincidence: B"sd Depends on the symptoms which vary for different patients. In some cases no symptoms, others have absent menses, male hormone sx's such as acne, hair growth, severe weight problems, diabetes, hypertension, mood disturbances etc. There are many different kinds of PCOS and the best treatment depends on the individual hormone situation. Just decreased my rates, for detailed attention! ...Read more

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Why do I have polycystic ovary syndrome when i'm really thin?

Why do I have polycystic ovary syndrome when i'm really thin?

50% are thin: Pcos splits 50/50 into 'thin' and excess weight ; patients are similar but not identical. The confusion is understanding differences in diagnostic criteria vs. Other features of pcos. Most experts diagnose pcos as 2 out of 3: irregular or missed periods, clinical or blood evidence of extra androgens, and polycystic look of ovaries on ultrasound. Weight, hair-growth, are associated but variable. ...Read more

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What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovary syndrome?

What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovary syndrome?

It depends: It depends on your goal - pregnancy vs non- pregnancy. If pregnancy, most common treatments are Letrozole or clomid (clomiphene). If not pregnancy, some women do well with diet/exercise/weight loss while some need oral contraceptive pills +/- metformin. Some take spironolactone. New option: pregnitude. ...Read more

Dr. John Geisler
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Endometrial Cancer (Definition)

The endometrium is the lining of the inside of the uterus. Endometrial Cancer is cancer that starts in the cells of the endometrium and begins to spread to ...Read more


Ovary (Definition)

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