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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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The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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What exactly is polycystic ovary syndrome?

What exactly is polycystic ovary syndrome?

A hormone disorder: Pcos is a syndrome or disorder in which women have 2 of 3 of the following: irregular cycles, multi-cystic ovaries, or excess androgens ("male" hormone levels). Pcos has no specific cause but it is associated with obesity, some heredity, and Insulin resistance (also seen in type 2 diabetes). Treatment can help with ovulation, fertility and cosmetics. Hope this helps. ...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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What does having polycystic ovaries mean?

What does having polycystic ovaries mean?

A syndrome: Pcos is a syndrome in which there is a problem with ovulation and an excess of male hormones. The ovaries typically show lots of "cysts" which are follicles that fail to develop properly which is where the name comes from. Pcos is a metabolic disease and increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease , uterine cancer and other problems. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovaries?

What is polycystic ovaries?

A syndrome : Pcos is a syndrome in which there is a problem with ovulation and an excess of male hormones. The ovaries typically show lots of "cysts" which are follicles that fail to develop properly which is where the name comes from. Pcos is a metabolic disease and increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease , uterine cancer and other problems. ...Read more

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What are polycystic ovaries?

What are polycystic ovaries?

Big/ High follicle #: Polycystic ovaries (pco) is a finding on ultrasound scan of one or both ovaries being bigger than normal and/or having a high number of small egg-containing 'antral follicles'. Pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome needs 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular cycles 2. Clinical or blood test signs of too much male hormones - acne, hair growth and 3. Pco. Up to 20% of women have pco, about 8-10% have pcos. ...Read more

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What is meant by polycystic ovaries?

What is meant by polycystic ovaries?

Big/ High follicle #: Polycystic ovaries (pco) is a finding on ultrasound scan of one or both ovaries being bigger than normal and/or having a high number of small egg-containing 'antral follicles'. Pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome needs 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular cycles 2. Clinical or blood test signs of too much male hormones - acne, hair growth and 3. Pco. Up to 20% of women have pco, about 8-10% have pcos. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

Mixed bag: Pcos is a constellation of findings which includes irregular periods, elevated testosterone or testosterone like hormones (with no other cause), resistance to Insulin (predisposition to type 2 diabetes), problems with lipids, many times unwanted face and body hair, sometimes scalp hair loss. Ovarian cysts may or may not be found. Pcos is an outdated term but no better one has been agreed upon. ...Read more

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What are polycystic ovaries? Are there ways to cure it?

What are polycystic ovaries? Are there ways to cure it?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a collection of symptoms initially noted to occur when multiple little cysts giving the ultrasound appearance of a string of pearls was present.It is now understood to be an endocrine problem involving both insulin and ovarian hormones.There are many treatments available today but no 1 definitive cure.Things as simple as weight loss and as radical as surgery can help ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovary syndrome? What are the symtoms?

What is polycystic ovary syndrome? What are the symtoms?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance in sex hormones. People with pcos often have high androgen (male hormone), irregular or missed periods or cysts in the ovaries. Genetic plays a role in this disorder although the exact cause is unknown. Treatment options are weight loss, birth control pills, metformin (diabetes pill), fertility meds, antiandrogen pills. ...Read more