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Can only one ovary be policyctic? And the other be fine. And can primolut N alone help in PCOS

Can only one ovary be policyctic? And the other be fine. And can primolut N alone help in PCOS

Yes and Yes: One ovary can be normal on ultrasound and the other ovary can be polycystic. The cysts are follicles that have grown excessively. Abnormalities in pituitary hormone release and/or overproduction of androgens by the ovary contribute to the initial development of multiple follicles with no dominant follicle developing. Primolut N is a progesterone and can be used alone in selected patients. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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What's the birth control pill should I be on if I have PCOS? How many to take in a day? And for how long should I take it? Primolut N 10mg? 1x3 day??

What's the birth control pill should I be on if I have PCOS? How many to take in a day? And for how long should I take it? Primolut N 10mg? 1x3 day??

There are many: Different formulations for birth control that you could use for PCOS. The most suitable ones are those with very low estrogen and moderate amounts of progestin. The presence of progestin will help to kickstart your menstrual cycle and keep it regular. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have pcos. Its been 9days since I finished with Primolut 5day course. Periods didn't come yet. What should I do?

I have pcos. Its been 9days since I finished with Primolut 5day course. Periods didn't come yet. What should I do?

Check w/your: Doctor as we don't know the specifics of your problem. You need to be eating less, exercising more and discussing possible use of metformin to reduce Insulin resistance and possibly normalize menses and even restore fertility. ...Read more

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I having PCOs and didn't get periods from last 2 months. Been on primolut-n for a month. One dose days. After discontinuing haven't get my periods.

I having PCOs and didn't get periods from last 2 months. Been on primolut-n for a month. One dose days. After discontinuing haven't get my periods.

Periods: At age 23 you must contact your doctor about your symptoms and lack of periods!
If you have to wait for some days to see your doctor please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Alternatively you could ask for a clinic visit from a Gynecologist.

Hope all goes well - please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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Doc suggested Primolut to regain late periods due to pcos/pcod. Guarantee of regaining periods?

Won't help x periods: Primolut is a Progesterone which may help one period, but not the problem.Diet, exercise and weight loss will help the problem, which is obesity and Insulin resistance. Metformin can lower Insulin resistance and may return menses and fertility to many women. ...Read more

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Can I take Primolut N paralell to my homeopathic medicine Agnus Castus? I have PCOS so will the two medicines interact with each other?

Can I take Primolut N paralell to my homeopathic medicine Agnus Castus? I have PCOS so will the two medicines interact with each other?

It is uncertain, but: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really in the medication anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. That also implies the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some non-homeopathic ingredients were added. If purely homeopathic, it might not interact. ...Read more

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Should I start taking diane 35 for the beginning of pcos? Age: 18. Missed my periods for 2mths and again for 2 months. Taken primolut.

Sure: Diane 35 would be effective for the cycle control and ovarian suppression that is needed with pcos and will also offer contraception, if needed, as well as predictable cycles with less cramps and less blood loss. ...Read more

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Is Primolut (progesterone if not wrong)dependable as a med for resuming late periods when diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome)?

Is Primolut (progesterone if not wrong)dependable as a med for resuming late periods when diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome)?

May help: Progesterone and similar drugs may be used to bring on your periods and reduce the risk of developing uterine cancer. They are not 100% reliable and they will not help you get pregnant if you are not ovulating. ...Read more

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Hi I am a PCOS patient. My doctor prescribed me Rejumet and Primolut-N to regularise my periods. I want to have babies. Since October I am trying for baby but I am not able to. What should I do?

Hi I am a PCOS patient. My doctor prescribed me Rejumet and Primolut-N to regularise my periods. I want to have babies. Since October I am trying for baby but I am not able to. What should I do?

PCOS: F from Ca has PCOS and wants to know what should I do. Complex issue. Need to work wth your Dr who knows best. Or consult with one of our PCOS specialists here. ...Read more

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AGE 26, Diagnose with PCOS since 5 years. No natural periods, since been taking primolut N. Thyroid normal. Enlarged ovaries, vitex help? Dosage?

PCOS: PCOS can't be diagnosed at 5. You could have a risk for it at that age because of family history, obesity or adrenal dysfunction. I strongly suggest reviewing all your medical history, labs, X-rays and treatments with a specialist in endocrinology. ...Read more

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I m suffering from irregular periods and after blood test my dr says I have pcos and give me primolut n. 2 pills a day for 5 days. How many chances to get pregnant if I get periods. Can I ovulate after taking it.

I m suffering from irregular periods and after blood test my dr says I have pcos and give me primolut n. 2 pills a day for 5 days. How many chances to get pregnant if I get periods. Can I ovulate after taking it.

Progesterone: Your doctor gave you Progesterone. This is used to trigger a menstrual cycle. It is not a fertility medication and will not improve the chances of ovulating in a patient who is not already ovulating. There are other medications such as Clomid (clomiphene) which are used to assist with ovulation. ...Read more

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I have PCOS- irregular but heavy periods. Last was 3months back. Now I have cramps, no bleeding yet. Will Primolut N delay this period for my wedding?

I have PCOS- irregular but heavy periods. Last was 3months back. Now I have cramps, no bleeding yet. Will Primolut N delay this period for my wedding?

Primolut-N can delay: Your period for a certain time, but eventually the uterine lining will start to break down & you'll get your period. If you're having cramps or other premenstrual symptoms, it may be too late for Primolut-N to work. Your wedding date, which we don't know, is the crucial detail needed to answer your question. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I am on aygestin (norethindrone) and metformin for PCOS. My doc is hoping that it starts a period. Would light to moderate spotting count as a period?

Generally NOT: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health
but spottiing is common in PCOS mostly as a sign of hormonal derangement (abnormal irregular menses). ...Read more

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Pcos- gyn gave me aygestin (norethindrone) 5mg for 5days. Finished aygestin (norethindrone) 3 days ago & still no period. Typical? 5mg/5days enough? Had success w/ provera in past.

Pcos- gyn gave me aygestin (norethindrone) 5mg for 5days. Finished aygestin (norethindrone) 3 days ago & still no period. Typical? 5mg/5days enough? Had success w/ provera in past.

Not enough: It might be that a higher dose of Progesterone would work more appropriately. I would call and request 10mg of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days. If this does not induce a period, then it is worth a more thorough discussion with your doctor regarding why you are unable to shed the lining, or rather, why there is not lining to shed! ...Read more

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Can you have pcos with no symptoms?

Can you have pcos with no symptoms?

PCOS CAN be: asymptomatic, but it is more often associated with symptoms such as irregular periods or amenorrhea (no periods), weight gain or obesity, excessive hair or abnormal hair growth, acne and oily skin. Infertility is also associated. Hope this helps. .. stay well:) ...Read more

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Having trouble losing weight with pcos?

Having trouble losing weight with pcos?

Weight loss: Its is common. Discuss with Gp and start on metformin. This will help loosing weight. Will need to see dietician and a trainer to help loose weight. If things don't work get hormone profile done and see a specialist ...Read more

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Will I never have babies because I have PCOS??

Will I never have babies because I have PCOS??

Pcos: Patients with pcos don't ovulate regularly so the chance of pregnancy is lowered. However, you can still get pregnant so plan accordingly. With treatment, the chance improves. ...Read more

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What diet is best for PCOS? Keto, Paleo, or Low Glycemic

What diet is best for PCOS? Keto, Paleo, or Low Glycemic

Consistent diet: Most diets can be beneficial. The key is to find one that works for you and that you can stick with. Weight loss is the most important step for PCOS. Consider a Healthtap virtual visit with one of our doctor who specialize in nutrition for a detailed one on one session ...Read more

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What are the steps to concieving a child if you have pcos?

What are the steps to concieving a child if you have pcos?

Please see OB/gyne: Your ob/gyne would be the best resource for your question. ...Read more

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I have pcos. Does that mean I never ovulate? So I can't have children?

I have pcos. Does that mean I never ovulate? So I can't have children?

No: You would likely ovulate less frequently, but could still conceive. Most women with pcos will conceive quicker with treatment medications such as Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole. ...Read more

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With pcos are u born with the condittion I ahve pcos and want to know.

No: Pcos is not congenital or hereditary. It is a condition that develops and presents after menarche. ...Read more

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How much weight do I have to lose to see an improvement in PCOS and naturally regulate my cycles? 240lbs right now

10 %: A goal of 10 % weightloss has shown health improvement. No telling if it will change the PCOS and regulate your cycles. PCOS has been shown to have a genetic component. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle if you are not trying to get pregnant. A 24 pound weight loss would be a goal. ...Read more

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I am 24 and have pcos. About 3 days ago I looked in the mirror and noticed both my areolas are enlarged. What could be causing them to do that?

I am 24 and have pcos. About 3 days ago I looked in the mirror and noticed both my areolas are enlarged. What could be causing them to do that?

Depends: Most commonly this could be related to temperature. The areolas and nipples can change size/shape based on temperature, hormones, or level of sexuality excitement ...Read more

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I need to lose weight but have PCOS & it feels difficult. I try & lose but fail to keep it going. What food should I eat and what should I avoid??

I need to lose weight but have PCOS & it feels difficult. I try & lose but fail to keep it going. What food should I eat and what should I avoid??

In general: In general, you should limit intake of processed foods like canned foods, artificial sweeteners, candies, chips, fried foods. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruit. Lean proteins are preferred. If you are vegetarian, soy based protein and beans are best. Start counting calories to get a better idea of what your body needs. Avoid fad diets, make a habit and lifestyle change instead. ...Read more

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I'm 18 an I have lived on diets my whole life an out of no where I gained 10 pounds a week I have taken the steps for pcos but im still gaining help?

I'm 18 an I have lived on diets my whole life an out of no where I gained 10 pounds a week I have taken the steps for pcos but im still gaining help?

Evaluation: There are lots of reasons for this. But if you think you have pcos you really need to be evaluated it is important to know if you have pre-diabetes. And with pcos, there is no substitute for exercise, not even dieting. Exercise is most important for weight control.. ...Read more

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Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

Norethindrone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more