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See below: Pcos, polycystic ovariaqn syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder, about 6-8% of reproductive age women have this condition. Women with pcos have following symptoms or signs: irregular menstrual cycle due to ovulation dysfunction, elevated male hormones, and many follicular cysts in the ovaries. Patients have increased risk of diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer if not treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet, OCPs, metformi: Diet is essential to lose weight and reverse the pathological process frequently responsible for pcos/hcas. In more severe cases, birth control pills (ocps) will reverse the irregular menses; metformin can actually increase ovulation to help fertility rates. Seek care with a specialist in reproductrive endocrinology. ...Read more
Hormone Imbalance: PCOS is complicated and confusing.The name is polycystic ovarian syndrome,but cysts are not necessary.It is an imbalance in androgen (testosterone like) hormones & estrogens.By def need 2/3 criteria:1.Evidence of excess male hormones either on exam or labs,2.anovulation or oligovulation (irregular periods),3.mult small ovarian cysts.??risk of fertility probs,sugar probs,metabolic probs.Tx is poss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 8-10% of women: Pcos is a syndrome of androgen excess (too much male-type hormones) and often Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes). Most, not all, 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, sometimes difficulty getting pregnant. We look at symptoms, blood tests & an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Not a cause of pain: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) affects about 8-10% of women, and may cause irregular periods, fertility issues, or health problems like diabetes. It is not a cause of pelvic pain. Pain can be due to endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts, scar tissue, & other causes (the 'cysts' in pcos are tiny follicles and are not painful). See your ob/gyn or a reproductive endo. Specialist. ...Read more
Endo or infertilty: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don't have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. Treatment is variable depending on the symptoms and severity. Lots of docs can treat it including family docs, endocrinologists and gynecologists. ...Read more
Depends: TTC or not?: If not trying to conceive birth control pills are often used, sometimes with antiandrogens like spironolactone as well to decrease acne/hair growth more than bc pills alone. If trying to conceive we use Insulin sensitizers like metformin, plus ovulation-inducing tablets - most commonly Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole - sometimes low-dose shots or ivf if needed. Surgery for pcos is no longer a good option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Some women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) have infertility due to not ovulating or egg quality. Most women with pcos can have children. Some conceive with no fertility treatment, some need medications like metformin, Clomid (clomiphene) or Femara (letrozole), while others need in vitro fertilization (ivf). Pcos women often respond better to fertility meds. See a fertility md if you want to have kids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimum how large in measurement of the cysts and how many in numbers will determine as polycystic ovary?
Misconception: The term pcos is misleading, women with pcos don't have cyst on their ovaries but they have an increase number of follicles/eggs that are arrested in an early stage of development. Cysts on the ovaries can be due to other conditions such as functional cyst in the reproductive years , endometriosis, hemorrhagic cyst etc..Definition of pco ovaries is the presence of 12 or more follicles < 10 mm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hey, i've got polycystic ovary disease and was wondering if my ovaries will go back to normal once the cycts have popped if they do?
A syndrome : Pcos is a syndrome in which there is a problem with ovulation and an excess of male hormones. The ovaries typically show lots of "cysts" which are follicles that fail to develop properly which is where the name comes from. Pcos is a metabolic disease and increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease , uterine cancer and other problems. ...Read more
Big/ High follicle #: Polycystic ovaries (pco) is a finding on ultrasound scan of one or both ovaries being bigger than normal and/or having a high number of small egg-containing 'antral follicles'. Pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome needs 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular cycles 2. Clinical or blood test signs of too much male hormones - acne, hair growth and 3. Pco. Up to 20% of women have pco, about 8-10% have pcos. ...Read more
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