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Ovary (Definition)

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


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Is polycystic ovary disease a syndrome?

Is polycystic ovary disease a syndrome?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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What exactly is polycystic ovary disease?

What exactly is polycystic ovary disease?

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 more

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What can be done for polycystic ovary disease?

What can be done for  polycystic ovary disease?

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

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What is the technical definition of polycystic ovary?

What is the technical definition of polycystic ovary?

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 more

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What is polysystic ovary syndrome and how is it treated?

Endocrine disorder: Pcos is a endocrine disorder with many presentations. Most often, women have problems with ovulation and infertility. Because of a hormone imbalance, the ovaries to not recieve the signal to ovulate, thus women have difficulty conceiving. Other systems are affected as well. Many women have blood sugar, testosterone and weight issues. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed polycystic ovary disease. Can you explain this?

I was diagnosed polycystic ovary disease. Can you explain this?

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

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Why is there so much pain associated with polycystic ovary disease?

Why is there so much pain associated with polycystic ovary disease?

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

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My sister has been diagnosed with polycystic ovary; could I have it as well?

My sister has been diagnosed with polycystic ovary; could I have it as well?

Maybe: See your gyn md if you are skipping periods, have weight gain, or growing hair in places that a woman does not usually.(facial or abdominal). ...Read more