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What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?
Although the levels: Of hormones are normal, I suspect the bioavailability or functionality of these hormones are still off - with higher testosterone and lower estrogen bioavailability. This may explain the underdeveloped breasts. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview? Page=1. ...Read more
Possible: The ovaries are usually palpable with the bi-manual exam (hand on the abdomen and one or two fingers in the vagina). That is considered and "external" exam even though the examiner performs part of the exam from inside the vagina. ...Read more
The reproductive organ in female animals that produces eggs and the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. In most vertebrate animals, the ovaries occur in pairs. In mammals, the ovaries contain numerous follicles, which house the developing eggs (oocytes).
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Difficult to say: There could be some scar tissue in your pelvis that could be causing that pain. I see that you had a history of chlamydia infection. Sometimes pelvic infections like chlamydia can cause scar tissue in the pelvis. There's no way to tell, however, without performing surgery and looking directly, as scar tissue doesn't show up on imaging studies. See doctor if bothersome/painful. ...Read more
Ovarian pain: The most common reason for pain coming from your ovaries is an enlarging cyst. The ovaries are predisposed to cyst formation since that is a part of normal ovulation. Certain sexually transmitted diseases will cause pain in your fallopian tubes right next to the ovaries. You would not be able to tell the difference between tubal pain or ovarian pain. It needs to be checked out. ...Read more
PCOS, other causes: Enlarged ovaries are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged in the absence of cysts it can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos, a hormonal condition that affects about 1 in 10 women. An ultrasound scan of your ovaries will look for ovarian cysts, and is part of the diagnostic tests that we do to look for pcos, as well as blood testing. ...Read more
Many causes: There can be ovarian cysts, benign growths or tumors, cancerous tumors. An ultrasound and evaluation by a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist can help distinguish the cause of enlargement. Often it is not a cause of worry unless one is postmenopausal, then it can be more worrisome. I have shared this with gyn subspecialists for more detailed information in comments or answers. ...Read more
Scar tissue/hernia: If the area of your body where the ovary is located hurts when you cough it may mean that you have internal scar tissue. This is especially true if you have had previous surgery in the pelvis including a cesarean section. It may also suggest a heavier ovarian cyst on the affected side. A hernia of the bowel may also be the culprit. Get it checked out! ...Read more
Cysts or PCOS. ..: Enlarged ovaries (high ovarian volumes) are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged without large cysts it can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos, a hormonal condition that affects about 1 in 10 women. An ultrasound scan of your ovaries will look for ovarian cysts, and is part of the diagnostic tests that we do to look for pcos, as well as blood testing. ...Read more
Not typically: Hot flashes are common at your age and are related to a decrease in estrogen production by your ovaries which leads to instability of the 'thermoregulatory' center of your brain. This leads to spontaneous peripheral vasodilation and the resultant 'hot flash'. They are not usually associated with ovarian cysts or the hormones that they produce. ...Read more
Several things.: Ovaries might be naturally large, or they might be enlarged because of like ovarian cysts, or conditions like polycystic ovaries. This would have problems like chronic anovulation, normal to increased testosterone, and lh/fsh ratio. But cancer should be ruled out, especially in older patients with pain, bloating, and weight gain. A ca=125, pelvic exam, and transvaginal us are initial tests. ...Read more
Not sure what u mean: I have never heard of "lazy" ovaries. I am guessing you are not ovulating (releasing an egg) regularly and have irregular periods or no periods. If you're trying to conceive see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) specialist to find out why you're not ovulating - the treatment depends on the reason such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos). If not ttc see a rei or your OB doctor. ...Read more