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What to do about hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome infertility, all in all hormone issues?

What to do about hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome infertility, all in all hormone issues?

Pcos help: PCOS treatment revolves around the goals of the patient. If the goal is pregnancy, the treatment will revolve around promoting ovulation and the carrying of a healthy fetus to term. Before you see your provider, starting a fitness, weight loss strategy if you are overweight, a diet geared towards reducing carbohydrates, taking a prenatal supplement with Folic Acid are all steps you can take. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What type of doc should I go to for polycystic ovaries syndrome?

Reproductive Endo: A reproductive endocrinologist is the specialist in this situation. They can help confirm a diagnosis if needed, assess everything that is going on, and recommend treatments for you. With pcos, there are gyn issues, fertility issues, medical issues, and cosmetic issues that all must be dealt with. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Can these 2 be related? If not, what causes polycystic ovarian syndrome?

I have hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Can these 2 be related? If not, what causes polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Not generally: These 2 generally are not related. Pcos is caused by Insulin resistance which leads to high male hormone levels (testosterone) in the ovary which keeps you from ovulating. Pcos is caused by multiple genes, but worsens with weight gain. Weight loss will occasionally help to resume menstruation. You should also see your doctor to make sure you get tested for diabetes/prediabetes. ...Read more

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What to do after diagnosis of hypermenorrhea and ovarian tumor?

What to do after diagnosis of hypermenorrhea and ovarian tumor?

Bleeding and tumor: You need a complete work up including: history, physical, ultrasound and tumor markers. The size of the mass is key. ...Read more

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Visited GYN. Prominent thyroid w/hypothyroid symptoms. Labs normal. What could this mean? Do I need further testing?

Visited GYN. Prominent thyroid w/hypothyroid symptoms. Labs normal. What could this mean? Do I need further testing?

Thyroid: There seems to be something missing. If all the Thyroid related problems were OK you must discuss this with your Primary doctor. Everything will be OK - I am confident. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst - I have ovarian cysts (checked by doctor) and thyroid disease (under control). Mercilon's is ok to be taken?

Ovarian cyst - I have ovarian cysts (checked by doctor) and thyroid disease (under control). Mercilon's is ok to be taken?

Birth control: If you are under 35, do not smoke and have no other problems, yes any birth control pill is ok. If you are 35 or over and smoke, you need a pill without estrogen. ...Read more

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Could you with thyroid disease still get thyroid cancer?

Could you with thyroid disease still get thyroid cancer?

Thyroid disease?: You will need to clarify what you mean by thyroid disease. Most common thyroid problem is hypothyroidism (low hormone levels). You you can still get thyroid cancer. You should remember that thyroid nodules (lumps) are common, especially in women and when we get older. The chance of cancer in a nodule is 5% or less. Try not to worry until an evaluation has been done. ...Read more

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Does having a history of pituitary dwarfism (GH therapy x 2 years) predispose me to future pituitary issues? several possible symptoms are rising.

Does having a history of pituitary dwarfism (GH therapy x 2 years) predispose me to future pituitary issues? several possible symptoms are rising.

Yes: Early developmental pituitary problems may foreward of other later developing pituitary problems, since the gland has multiple functions across many organ system. You need to be followed by an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What would be the exact difference between polycystic cysts and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Very different : Polycystic ovaries refer to the presence of many small follicles (incorrectly referred to as cysts) on the ovaries. Pcos is syndrome where there is a problem with ovulation and with too much male hormone in women. Most but not all women with pcos have pco like ovaries. ...Read more

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What can be done for polycystic ovary disease?

What can be done for  polycystic ovary disease?

Diet, OCPs, metformi: Diet is essential to lose weight and reverse the pathological process frequently responsible for pcos/hcas. In more severe cases, birth control pills (ocps) will reverse the irregular menses; metformin can actually increase ovulation to help fertility rates. Seek care with a specialist in reproductrive endocrinology. ...Read more

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What can you expect in an ultrasound for ovarian cysts?

What can you expect in an ultrasound for ovarian cysts?

Answers: When an a woman presents with pelvic pain or a pelvic mass, the doctor may suspect an ovarian cyst. Usually a pelvic ultrasound will be ordered. At the time of the ultrasound, warm gel is placed on the lower abdomen while the tech observes the screen. Vaginal ultrasound is often done too for a better view of the ovaries. ...Read more

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I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

Get treatment: I'm not sure what kind of adrenal problem you have, but if it is adrenal insufficiency, the overactive thyroid could make that much worse. Both conditions need treatment. Treatment options for an overactive thyroid include surgery to remove the thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid, and pills to block the production of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Thyroid is enlarged, several nodules. Family history of thyroid cancer. Feel like I would be better without my thyroid? dr says we can wait

Thyroid is enlarged, several nodules.  Family history of thyroid cancer.  Feel like I would be better without my thyroid?  dr says we can wait

Endocrinologist: This is the specialist you should consult. Although there is a family hx of thyroid cancer, your risk is not that high. However you will more likely develop thyroid disease in the future and thus needs follow-up. Since even if you do get thyroid cancer, it often responds well to Rx and removal of thyroid is not without complications, the wait-and-see advice is the right one. ...Read more

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What can I expect during an ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts?

What can I expect during an ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts?

It should be painles: Sometimes the study is performed wtih abdominal probe in which case a full bladder is necessary to visualize pelvic organs well. Many times, vaginal probe examination is also performed because this produces superb images as the probe can get very close to the organs being examined. You will need to empty your bladder for this part of the exam. Sometimes, 3d images of the ovary may be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovarian disease (pcod)?

What to do about polycystic ovarian disease (pcod)?

PCOS: If you have been diagnosed with this you must follow up with your doctor. If your doctor is not a gynecologist ask for a referral to one. You can also go online and look up PCOS on Wikipedia. ...Read more

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What is the possible treatment for polycystic ovarian disease. I also have gout and antiphospholipid syndrome?

What is the possible treatment for polycystic ovarian disease.  I also have gout and antiphospholipid syndrome?

Metformin.: As you may already know PCOS is often associated with insulin resistance. Many women are treated with metformin which is a diabetes drug. there are good meds for gout. Antiphospholipid syndrome is associated with blood clots which may be very dangerous. I thinkits time to see your physician who has to be very smart. ...Read more

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