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What exactly is polycystic ovary disease?

What exactly is polycystic ovary disease?

See below: Pcos, polycystic ovariaqn syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder, about 6-8% of reproductive age women have this condition. Women with pcos have following symptoms or signs: irregular menstrual cycle due to ovulation dysfunction, elevated male hormones, and many follicular cysts in the ovaries. Patients have increased risk of diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer if not treated. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovary disease a syndrome?

Is polycystic ovary disease a syndrome?

Yes: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don;t have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. ...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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I was diagnosed polycystic ovary disease. Can you explain this?

I was diagnosed polycystic ovary disease. Can you explain this?

About 8-10% of women: Pcos is a syndrome of androgen excess (too much male-type hormones) and often Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes). Most, not all, 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, sometimes difficulty getting pregnant. We look at symptoms, blood tests & an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is there so much pain associated with polycystic ovary disease?

Why is there so much pain associated with polycystic ovary disease?

Not a cause of pain: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) affects about 8-10% of women, and may cause irregular periods, fertility issues, or health problems like diabetes. It is not a cause of pelvic pain. Pain can be due to endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts, scar tissue, & other causes (the 'cysts' in pcos are tiny follicles and are not painful). See your ob/gyn or a reproductive endo. Specialist. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed polycystic ovary disease. Where can I find help from expert?

I was diagnosed polycystic ovary disease. Where can I find help from expert?

Endo or infertilty: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don't have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. Treatment is variable depending on the symptoms and severity. Lots of docs can treat it including family docs, endocrinologists and gynecologists. ...Read more

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Hey, i've got polycystic ovary disease and was wondering if my ovaries will go back to normal once the cycts have popped if they do?

Hey, i've got polycystic ovary disease and was wondering if my ovaries will go back to normal once the cycts have popped if they do?

No: If pcos is your correct diagnosis (many women are given the diagnosis wrongly) then it is a lifelong condition. For health and fertility potential it can be managed, though. ...Read more

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What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

Hormonal imbalance: Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone. The high estrogen leads to excess growth of follicles and the elevated testosterone leads to abnormal hair growth a low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. ...Read more

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How to treat polycystic ovary disease?

How to treat polycystic ovary disease?

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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I have polycystic ovary disease and I want to have a baby so what should I do?

I have polycystic ovary disease and I want to have a baby so what should I do?

Get treated: Pcos can be treated. Doctors that specialize in infertility can help you. In my opinion, one of the best infertility docs in the country is dr. Scott roseff. If he is too far away, then find an infertility doctor in your area. Good luck! ...Read more