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Severe Pcos Symptoms
Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How are they unusual: Bleeding patterns with the menstrual cycle say a lot about what may be wrong in terms of hormones or fibroids or other issues that could be going on. Flu like symptoms aren't typically associated with one's uterus, however before a menstrual cycle women can get body aches and bloating due to elevated hormone levels. If you are having absence of menses or bleeding more than once a month, see md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have thyroid illness TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause. severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?
Adjust thyroid and +: B"sd based on your TSH your thyroid status is a little low, so you should need some adjustment of your thyroid medication or make sure you are not missing doses as only a few missed pill per month can make a difference from great TSH ~ 1 to your value. Menopausal sx's and others need attention. Available to discuss details. ...Read more
Not at all likely: Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeable difference in how good one feels. 3) deficiencies are (by definition) good to correct. So, do try to improve your diet and even supplement nutrients that are hard to get enough of. See a professional for ocd treatment too. ...Read more
It's possible: I'd recommend you following up with your primary care dr & gyn for possible uterine, intestinal and thyroid conditions. Hope you feel better! ...Read more
Good question: But how u know that u pain is related to u ovary? ...Read more
How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?
None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more
Severe depression: Loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed; sad mood most days; changes in appetite (either less or more); changes in energy (lethargic and flat, or anxious/agitated); changes in sleep (either too much, or disturbed -- especially with early morning awakening). Extremely negative thoughts about self & others; intense guilt; suicidal thoughts, etc. Psychiatrists & psychologists can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?
Best way to diagnose an autoimmune disease. I have all classic symptoms pain, low, fever, extreme weakness, ck level 1700 problems swallowing. ?
See a rheumatologist: Auto-immune disorders can be difficult to diagnose. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to see if reference to a rheumatologist is warranted. Diagnosis requires history, physical examination, lab tests and expertise to interpret the results. ...Read more
Could undiagnosed endometriosis cause IBS type symptoms? I have horrible heavy periods, terrible cramping etc +IBS type issues wondering if related?
PCOS: Treatment often focuses on main concerns. Weight loss and exercise always help. Regulation of cycles with birth control, progesterone on a monthly basis, metformin in the case of insulin resistance, or ovulation inducing medications if pregnancy is desired. Hair growth can be addressed with electrolysis, spironolactone, or vaniqua. Hope this helps you. ...Read more
Many tests: You need to be evaluated for sleep pattern disruptions, metabolic abnormalities, immune system dysfunctions, inadequate nutrition, chronic infections, insufficient hormone levels, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, psychological issues and many more. It's difficult to evaluate and treat. There are many things that can help. ...Read more
Took Metformin 500 mg daily 4 PCOS but stopped once it caused severe low blood sugar symptoms. Is this normal as I have mild IR and Glucose is 87?
Metformin: Metformin generally doesn't cause hypoglycemia(blood sugar below 60). Sometimes when the blood sugar spikes sharply upward and then drops to normal quickly, symptoms similar to hypoglycemia can occur. If this happens to you, avoid eating concentrated sweets to avoid those spikes in blood sugar. An endocrinologist can advise you further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reached ideal weight but still get PCOS symptoms if not taking meds & period didn't return but symptoms improved. Why didn't this fully reverse PCOS?
25. PCOS. On Levora, prev. microgestin & Ocella. read mixed reviews on Levora due to androgenic activity. Is Levora effective w/ PCOS and balancing hormones (I have high DHEA-S and androstenedione. Both >200) or will it worsen symptoms like acne?
I had severe acne from PCOS for which I took zinc 50 mg daily. The zinc later took away most of it away. Why would the zinc do that in my case?
I had severe acne from PCOS. I took Zinc 50 mg for two months and most of it is gone now. I'm happy but would like to understand why that happened.
Am having regular cycle..but my period last only 2 days..am getting ovolution symptoms too..
Can i have pcos?
I need advice how to reverse prediabetes and control pcos symptoms. I am at highest weight and have no relief from being tired and depressed. ?
I've noticed that taking 1500 mg of beta sitosterol daily has eliminated my PCOS symptoms & regulated my periods. Why does this work in my case?
Beta sitosterol: Beta-sitosterol can lower the serum cholesterol and has been claimed to aid prostate health and relieve symptoms which sometimes occur in menopause as well as treating hair loss and enhancing sexual function. Apparently,at least in some cases, hormonal effects do occur and may have helped you. ...Read more
Iv pcos.My androstenedione result was 5.5ng/dL & after 3months of meds its become 3.49(nrml 0.2-3.1).But my smptoms like acne etc havent improved yet.
I have PCOS & my last period was Oct. 3-11. In the last week I’ve had some symptoms of being pregnant. Tests were negative. Could I still be pregnant?
Trying to conceive - can I take inofolic with metformin - 850mg twice a day? I am 32, insulin resistant and have PCOS, but little symptoms
Doctor guidance: Some patients with PCOS benefit from Metformin when trying to get pregnant. Others do not. You and your doctor can determine if this prescription medication is warranted. Studies on supplements like Inofolic are limited. The folic acid component is important and is available in any prenatal vitamin ...Read more
I have pcos and i saw people having severe cystic acne. I am so terrified it will happen to me. Will it? Im not in any medications right now.
Acne - PCOS: In women, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of hyperandrogenism. This disorder is characterized by menstrual irregularity, hirsutism, acne, ovarian cysts. Androgens play a key role in the development of acne vulgaris through the induction of sebum production. Thus, antiandrogenic therapies can be useful for the management of female patients with moderate to severe acne ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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