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If you have polycystic ovaries ultrasound (but no other signs such as obesity, acne etc), will it make it worse if not taking birth control pill?

If you have polycystic ovaries ultrasound (but no other signs such as obesity, acne etc), will it make it worse if not taking birth control pill?

Not worse: Birth control pills can be used to regulate the cycles in people who have PCOS who are not cycling regularly. Not taking them will not make PCOS but the cycles will still be irregular, ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Could a hormone imbalance not caused by pcos cause polycystic cysts in ovaries on ultrasound? Can the cysts resolve once hormones become balanced?

Could a hormone imbalance not caused by pcos cause polycystic cysts in ovaries on ultrasound? Can the cysts resolve once hormones become balanced?

Yes and no: Ovarian cysts can be formed in absence of Pcos and therefore they can resolve on their own irrespective of hormonal correction for Pcos. Pl make sure you get frequent US checks for ovarian cysts and need for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of polycystic-like change, left ovary in my trasvaginal ultrasound?

What is the meaning of polycystic-like change, left ovary in my trasvaginal ultrasound?

Medical translation: Radiologists tend to use terms indicating how something looks. They can't tell you much more than that looking at pictures. This description means the ovary looks like it has cysts in it. Discuss this with your gynecologist to find out what it really means to you. ...Read more

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Had my ultrasound scan today and they have told me that I have polycystic ovaries, im wondering what happens next?

Had my ultrasound scan today and they have told me that I have polycystic ovaries,  im wondering what happens next?

Depends: If the ovaries appear polycystic but all of your cycle is normal then nothing need occur, if your cycle is irregular or you are experiencing infertility then you may need medication and/or surgical intervention. Btw pcos is not diagnosed just by u/s. ...Read more

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I recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary cyst bilateral thru my transvaginal ultrasound. Im having hotflashes for a week now, is this related?

Not likely: Its not likely from ovarian hormones, you are still producing them and they don't fluctuate too much in pcos. U have 2x the risk of depression and anxiety closely behind. The diagnosis may have increased your anxiety. R u sleeping at night? A drug called an snri can help vasomotor sx's. You may have high Insulin and then get low blood sugar, this can cause ur sx's. Look up metformin and pcos. ...Read more

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My ovaries are detected to be polycystic after a vaginal ultrasound. Could it be serious, could i be diabetic?

My ovaries are detected to be polycystic after a vaginal ultrasound. Could it be serious, could i be diabetic?

Polycystic is: An overused term that tends to cause patients anxiety. Most "cysts" on the ovaries are normal ovarian follicles. They get called "cysts" when they get large. Even then these simple cysts are not cancerous and come and go. So, overwhelmingly there is nothing to worry about. Diabetes may be associated with polycystic ovary syndrome but this diagnosis needs hormonal and physical exam findings. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

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