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Polysis Ovarian Syndrome
Many do: Pcos often interferes with fertility to some degree but effected women can and do have kids. It makes it a bit harder for you to control the where or when if you are not sure you are ovulating at a specific time. If you just let nature figure it out and don't worry about it can happen (if your not using birth control). ...Read more
Lose weight: Diet, exercise and weight reduction is essential. The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Other rx may be needed to suppress elevated testosterone, if present. See your gyn or endocrinologist. ...Read more
Difficult: In medicine rational therapy follows proper diagnosis. My review of endometriosis raises doubt about medical model theorized to explain endo. If model is incorrect, then treatment will be ineffective. Orthodox treatment of endometriosis is wanting. One only need listen to woes of countless sufferers to learn this. At quora. Com, on my pain syndrome board, I review; also @doctorbadgley on twitter. ...Read more
I have polycyclic ovarian syndrome and I want to have a baby I have been trying with my partner for 2 years I need some advice or a way to help this?
A good MD: PCOS is a frustrating disease when trying to become pregnant, as I am sure you have realized. Honestly the best way to beat the odds and get pregnant are to form a good relationship with a doctor who knows the disease and has treated other women. Having some knowledge on the disease helps a lot. Here is a link and I would look for the best doctor that you can easily communicate with in your area. http://www.fertilityfactor.com/infertility_pcos.html ...Read more
PCOS: Pcos is a common syndrome where most patients have irregular or absent periods, acne, abnormal female hair growth and weight gain. Not all have all of these symptoms. It is due to a complex imbalance if Insulin and the female hormones. Weight loss is key to prevent diabetes and other medical conditions. PCOS does not cause pain. If you are in pain then something else is wrong ...Read more
Did you not ask your: Your doctor who gave you this diagnosis is the best person to address your question. If you have not yet asked, he/she should have explained what this diagnosis means for the long hall. As far as I know it is a chronic disorder which often can be managed medically and it is not life threatening. Yet it can be a cause of infertility and it is often associated with metabolic syndrome which may need. ...Read more
Been told I have endometriosis and poly cystic ovarian syndrome, what are the chances of my partner and i having children?
PCOS: See a high risk obstetrician to help you conceive. ...Read more
Hormone imbalance: Pcos is an imbalance in hormones that can cause irregular periods, acne, excess hair, and infertility. Blood tests can determine if your pcos is from an imbalance in pituitary hormones (lh & fsh), adrenal hormones (dheas), or Insulin resistance. Some doctors recommend a pelvic ultrasound to assess the ovaries to look for cysts. ...Read more
Insulin and ovaries: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2. There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles. Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more
Dx of exclusion: Pcos is a DX of exclusion where a female has hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in the absence of another endocrine disorder like androgen secreting tumor, cushing's syndrome, cah, etc. Most females are Insulin resistant as well. Depending on which criteria you look at, ovarian cysts don't necessarily have to be part of the diagnosis. Pcos is a very old term and somewhat outdated. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for polysystic ovarian syndrome for someone who doesn't ever want kids?
oral contraceptives: And spiranolactone.Get a more detailed answer ›
How much of a weightloss will make polysistic ovarian syndrome go away. I'm 273, from 350. I want this to go away!
Work with your dr.: When it comes to losing weight, a lot depends on your height weight medical conditions and other factors. So, your best bet is to speak with your doctor first, who knows about your polycystic ovary syndrome. Then they can instruct you what's the best approach. So you can lose your weight safely, and under medical supervision. Not every one body is the same. You may need to have yours custom tailored to your needs. ...Read more
Is there a cure for poly cystic ovarian syndrome? If so, what are they? Are there any natural cures I can try at home?
No cure, but...: Often times the symptoms of pcos can be made better by weight loss if you are overweight. Symptoms such as abnormal bleeding and irregular periods can be better by losing excess body fat. This is because body fat makes estrogen which can make the symptoms worse. Some people with pcos are not overweight and this would not apply to them. ...Read more
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
See doctor: Women with pcos often have irregular periods. There are also some hormonal imbalances, that would require a blood test. Most women with pcos live relatively normal lives, if you are concerned about a specific symptom or are trying to get pregnant you should see a doctor at that point. ...Read more
The hallmark of PCOS: Is irregular ovulation and excess activity of androgens. This usually translates into irregular or absent periods and hair growth where you don't want it, and/or acne. There are other conditions that can mimic it, and they must be ruled out with a thorough examination and laboratory tests. Treatment is hormonal and goal-based. ...Read more
Hormone Balance: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also recommend balancing your excessive estrogen with additional progesterone. You can explore decreasing your estrogen by reading: the anti-estrogen diet. ...Read more
No 'cure': If you have pcos and are also overweight, losing weight is a natural way to improving symptoms and health. There are many so-called natural remedies on the internet and in nutrition stores; none of them work, save your money. Doctors can help treat (but not 'cure') pcos in several ways. ...Read more
PCOS: Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos. ...Read more
My doctor told me I might have ovarian syndrome. I'm 21 what are the chances of me being infertile?
Be specific: "Ovarian syndrome" does not exist or mean anything. Helps us: did he say polycystic ovarian syndrome? Diminished ovarian reserve? Premature ovarian failure? Ask the doctor and ask us again, we can help. ...Read more