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Severe Pcos Symptoms
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
Possible pcos diagnosis, 1 symptom experiencing is severe hb, alleviated thru vomit, small traces of blood shld i be worried?
Diagnosed with pcos about a year ago, a major symptom is severe HB, diarrhea/ large BM after eating. How to treat this?
Diarrhoea: There are several over-the-counter meds that might help. Please go to your pharmacy for advice. If things don't work go to your doctor. ...Read more
I have polycystic ovaries & have severe pain in my pelvis/groin/back/ovaries and have flu symptoms, could this be connected? Should i go 2 docs or not
Possible pcos diagnosis, 1 symptom experiencing is severe heart burn, alleviated thru vomit, small traces of blood shld i be worried?(not pregnant)
Yes: Pcos is associate with: 1. Being overweight (in most cases) 2. Irregular cycles (related to not ovulating) 3. Coarse hair growth (related in excess androgens) 4. Infertility concerns 5. Polycystic ovaries on ultrasound not all of these symptoms are always present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Some women who have pcos due to obesity can see marked improvement in their symptoms and in pregnancy rates when they exercise vigorously and maintain a healthy bmi (19-25). For other women, weight doesn't play a role and their issues are due to endocrine imbalances and might require medication to help balance hormones. Hope that helps, be well. ...Read more
Rushed by dr, no explain of test results (other than clear), no explain of other potential cause of my symptoms(pcos).Go back4 answers? Or 2nd opinion?
Both: Our jobs as doctors is to help our patients understand what is going on with your body. Your deserve an explanation by the doctor who examined you and to have any lab tests explained to you. Call and ask to have and appt to address this. You might discuss this with the office manager so they can convey the situation to the doctor so they can alot appropriate time. A second opinion is an optiontoo. ...Read more
Multiple: 3 basic signs: irregular long menstrual cycle intervals, ultrasound findings consistent with pros, and hyperandrogenic features (male hormones) such as acne, oily skin, facial hair and scalp hair loss. The cycle problem leads to infertility and increased miscarriage. Weight gain and difficulty losing weight, as well as dramatic weight gain in pregnancy are also good clues. Family history diabetes. ...Read more
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