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Doctor insights on: Severe Pcos Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


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I have a severe case of polycystic ovarian syndrome and im on bc pills, will i be able to get pregnant and have children?

I have a severe case of polycystic ovarian syndrome and im on bc pills, will i be able to get pregnant and have children?

Yes: Women with pcos, even severe, can conceive but they usually need the help of a fertility specialist or ob/gyn in order to induce ovulation and to exclude other reasons for infertility. After a certain age the biggest limitation for pregnancy becomes the age of the female as opposed to the lack of ovulation. ...Read more

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Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome), what can you do to lose weight?

Low carbs and sugars: Patients with PCOS may have insuln resistance that causes weight gain. Diet changes such as low carbs and low sugars may help. Otherwise, using additional medications such as Glucophage (metformin)( nongeneric) assist in weight loss by assisting in breaking down sugars and will assist in Weight loss. Using Metformin which is generic may help but does have side effects and does not help as much as Glucophage (metformin). ...Read more

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I believe I have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) I am going to get tested for it, but my question for you is, can PCOS ever be cured?

I believe I have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) I am going to get tested for it, but my question for you is, can PCOS ever be cured?

Maybe : PCOS is definately treatable, so you need to discuss treatment with your GYN. As far as curing it, weight loss can correct the hormone imbalance for most women. If you are one of the unsusual thin PCOS patients, then weight loss won't help, and treatment is needed. ...Read more

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If I have pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome), what can I do to lose weight?

If I have pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome), what can I do to lose weight?

PCOS: The most reliable way to lose weight is to make sure your diet is OK and that you exercise regularly (don't overdo it at first). To get some thoughts about a diet go on-line to "NuVal" and you will learn a lot about what food and drink are good for you and what are not. The scoring is 1-100 and the higher the core for what you like the better your diet will be. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and I am insulin resistant. is there an alternative to taking metformin?

What to do if I have pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and I am insulin resistant. is there an alternative to taking metformin?

Management Strategy: There are multiple treatments for the treatment of PCOS depending on the desire of which symptoms to treat. There is an alternative to metformin for Insulin resistance, but metformin is safer option, there are also non-medication treatments like weight loss that improve the condition. Talk with your doctor about them. ...Read more

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If was diagnosed with pcos polycystic ovarian syndrome, why would I start to develop unwanted facial hair and loss of scalp hair?

If was diagnosed with pcos polycystic ovarian syndrome, why would I start to develop unwanted facial hair and loss of scalp hair?

Male hormones: Besides weight gain, abnormal ovulation, and multiple cysts on the ovaries elevated male hormones is part of the polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis. The unwanted hair growth usually facially and on the abdomen and chest and hair loss is due to elevated male hormones. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

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

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

PCOS: Do you have irregular cycles? If not, you do not have it. If you do see a doctor: you need blood testing and ultrasound to complete the diagnosis one way or another. ...Read more

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