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Severe Pcos Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
What to do if I have a severe case of polycystic ovarian syndrome and I'm on bc pills, will I ever have kids?
Very individual: I would consult with your physician who knows your history and can provide a more accurate answer. ...Read more
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
I have severe pain in both lower quadrants (close to ovaries) I have Polycystic ovarian syndrome & liver is inflamed. Pain is worse when coughing?
GYN exam: This is a serious presentation and I would advise IMMEDIATE GYN EVALUATION or ER today. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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