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Does anyone have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What is treatment?

Does anyone have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What is treatment?

Decrease insulin res: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles. Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

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


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What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome or any other treatments?

What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome or any other treatments?

PCOS treatment: The best pill to take is based on your symptoms and other factors. Since patients with pcos may have a variety of symptoms, it is best to talk to your doctor about each of the symptoms you are concerned about so that you can get the correct prescription. ...Read more

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Hello, I have had polycystic ovarian syndrome for nearly ova 5years, I would like to know the best treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hello, I have had polycystic ovarian syndrome for nearly ova 5years, I would like to know the best treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Several: There are several treatments and the treatment depends on several factors. It's best to talk things over with your gyn and let him/her give you the pros ; cons of treatment available. ...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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I am 29 year old. I am suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome. I start my treatment in kolkata. Now I want to conceive. So my doctor give me ovofa?

I am 29 year old. I am suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome. I start my treatment in kolkata. Now I want to conceive. So my doctor give me ovofa?

OK: That is Clomid (clomiphene) which is a medicine to help you ovulate. It is successful in many women with pcos. As long as you have a had a proper evaluation, that is fine to take. Certainly a good place to start! If it does not work you have some other options. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for polycystic ovarian disease?

Are there any treatments for polycystic ovarian disease?

Yes. TTC or not?: Treatment is different if trying to conceive or not. If not ttc may need birth control pills, Insulin sensitizing medications, or anti-androgens to treat symptoms and prevent health issues. If ttc you need fertility testing first, and may need fertility treatment such as Insulin sensitizing medications (metformin) and ovulation induction treatments. See ob/gyn or fertility specialist (rei) if ttc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for polycystic ovarian disease pco?

What is the treatment for polycystic ovarian disease pco?

Depends, TTC or not?: If not trying to conceive birth control pills are often used, sometimes with antiandrogens like spironolactone as well to decrease acne/hair growth more than bc pills alone. If trying to conceive we use Insulin sensitizers like metformin, plus ovulation-inducing tablets - most commonly Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole - sometimes low-dose shots or ivf if needed. Surgery for pcos is no longer a good option. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease treatment if ttc?

Polycystic ovarian disease treatment if ttc?

Multi fold: Improving ovulation with medication. Also reducing male hormone levels either with Insulin sensitizing agent and potentially with corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Irregular cycles. ..: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...Read more

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Characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

In general: In general, characteristics include irregular or absent menstruation, unwanted male hormone excess like acne or hair growth, weight gain, and little cysts on the ovaries seen on ultrasound scan. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What to do if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

See your doctor.: Medications, weight loss, exercise and diet can improve your condition. ...Read more

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How to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

How to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

See doctor: Women with pcos often have irregular periods. There are also some hormonal imbalances, that would require a blood test. Most women with pcos live relatively normal lives, if you are concerned about a specific symptom or are trying to get pregnant you should see a doctor at that point. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Irregular: Menses is the biggest, additionally being heavy is usually involved and there can be a history of type 2 diabetes. Good luck, there are many solutions if u have the problem; you are not doomed. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovarian syndrome be treated completely?

Can polycystic ovarian syndrome be treated completely?

Cured? No: Can it be cured permanently, so the body functions exactly as normal without medicines? No. Can most abnormalities and symptoms be worked with for a satisfactory heathy quality of life? Yes, mostly. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome and how it can be treated?

The hallmark of PCOS: Is irregular ovulation and excess activity of androgens. This usually translates into irregular or absent periods and hair growth where you don't want it, and/or acne. There are other conditions that can mimic it, and they must be ruled out with a thorough examination and laboratory tests. Treatment is hormonal and goal-based. ...Read more

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What is the cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hormone Balance: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also recommend balancing your excessive estrogen with additional progesterone. You can explore decreasing your estrogen by reading: the anti-estrogen diet. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for pcod polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Is there any cure for pcod polycystic ovarian syndrome?

No 'cure': If you have pcos and are also overweight, losing weight is a natural way to improving symptoms and health. There are many so-called natural remedies on the internet and in nutrition stores; none of them work, save your money. Doctors can help treat (but not 'cure') pcos in several ways. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

PCOS: Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos. ...Read more

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Do people ever get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Do people ever get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Strictly, no: But symptoms can be improved. A healthy diet and weight loss for women who are overweight may help some; a doctor can help also with prescription medications and more personal advice. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome totally?

Can you get rid of polycystic ovarian syndrome totally?

Genetic + lifestyle: Polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos is a condition that shows irregular periods, excessive androgens (male hormones) and metabolic disorders (type 2 or gestational diabetes, abnormal BP and lipids, Insulin resistance syndrome, etc). There is a genetic component that cannot be changed. However pcos patients can make lifestyle change (weight loss, regular exercise) that will control effects of pcos. ...Read more

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How can polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight gain be linked?

Increased Estrogen: Adipose tissue (fat) causes an increase in the circulation estrogen levels by converting androgen precursors into estrone. The increased estrogen level is detected by the pituitary, causing ovulation to be inhibited. That inhibition can result in an increase in the number of small cysts on the ovary - hence polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Is a 2.8 cm cyst surgical?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Is a 2.8 cm cyst surgical?

Not always: If a 2.8 cm cyst is smooth and stable on repeat ultrasound exams and not causing any pain it does not always need to be removed. However, if causing pain or has suspicious findings or growing on ultrasound, then it should be removed. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

Varies: Many women improve by using ocp's for cycle control and ovarian suppression - this gradually decreases the elevated testosterone that cause the hirsuitism. There are also medications that can block the elevated testosterone and minimize the progression of the hirsuitism. ...Read more

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Is using metformin in polycystic ovarian syndrome considered safe?

Yes: It is best used only to treat the diabetes that may accompany pcos. If you are not diabetic you do not need it and it will not help the pcos. ...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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Can I still get pregnant even if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Yes: Women with pcos may take longer to become pregnant, but most will still be able to conceive. With fertility drugs it can happen much sooner. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Docs can you explain what is a cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

No 'cure': If you have pcos and are also overweight, losing weight is a natural way to improving symptoms and health. There are many so-called natural remedies on the internet and in nutrition stores; none of them work, save your money. Doctors can help treat (but not 'cure') pcos in several ways. ...Read more

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I need pain relief for endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

I need pain relief for endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Contact your Doctor: I am sure you realize this, but pain relief does not come from the internet. This is something to consult your physician caring for you in person. ...Read more

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After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovarian syndrome go away?

No: Pcos does not "go away" unless the ovaries are removed at the same time. However, after a hysterectomy, the periods will not be an issue and pcos symptoms may not ba a factor any longer. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome? Can I get pregnant?

I was just diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome? Can I get pregnant?

Maybe: It could be more difficult but you still can get pregnant. Many people have some difficulty and others don't so I wouldn't use it as a contraceptive method. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get pregnant with having polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What's the best way to get pregnant with having polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Please see OB/gyne: You'll get the best advice by speaking with your ob/gyne directly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have poc (polycystic ovarian syndrome), will it cause cancer?

What to do if I have poc (polycystic ovarian syndrome), will it cause cancer?

Risk may increase: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is thought to increase the risk of endometrial (e.g. Uterine) cancer. It is usually caught early though in pcos patients and is usually cured. A gyn will monitor for this. Women with pcos may also have a slightly increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers but it not high enough that any special or different screening needs to be done. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine that is helpful for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Is there an alternative medicine that is helpful for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

None proven to work: Nothing with any good evidence that it works including herbal supplements like vitex agnus castus, chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture. One study of real vs. Sham acupuncture bit. Ly/pmorbf. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant after being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

You can get pregnant: Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome tend to have irregular periods and often find it more difficult to get pregnant but they do get pregnant. If you would like to increase your chances of getting pregnant, maintaining a healthy weight is very important. I would also recommend seeing an OB doctor for additional recommendations. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and I want to have a baby. What will help me with conception?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and I want to have a baby. What will help me with conception?

Birth control pills: You should see an ob-gyn and see if you're a candidate for birth control pills. They may be able to shrink down your cysts, getting your ovaries to function well enough to get pregnant and carry a baby to term. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome? Will you be infertile because of it?

PCOS: Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) might:
●Have fewer than 8 periods a year
●Grow thick, dark hair in places where only men tend to grow hair, such as on the upper lip, chin, sideburn area, chest, and belly
●Gain weight and become obese
●Have acne (oily skin and pimples on their face)
●Lose hair from their head like men do
●Have trouble getting pregnant without medical help ...Read more