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What is the best way to treat anemia with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the best way to treat anemia with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Usually iron: The most common cause of anemia in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome is blood loss causing iron defficiency. Many other causes of anemia are possible, so one should have their doctor work this up with a couple of inexpensive blood tests to be sure. Iron rich foods include red meat, but also spinach, beans and other vegetables. ...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 way to treat anemia and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the best way to treat anemia and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Anemia and PCOS: There are many causes of anemia, and the treatment is different for the different types. Pcos also is a complex disease and has different treatment. The best thing to do is see your doctor for an examination and receive proper treatment for all your ailments. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. And am inquiring as to what the best way to deal with this condition?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. And am inquiring as to what the best way to deal with this condition?

Weight loss: Pcos is the result of the increase in the amount of fat associated with hirsutism lack of cycle, the pt. Is at increased risk for diabetes and uterine cancer the best treatment is weight loss, however itill then the pt. Can be placed on birth control pills or Clomid (clomiphene) based on her wishes in getting pregnant or not. ...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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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 best diet and exercise for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

What is the best diet and exercise for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

A Balanced diet: A balanced diet with lots of nutrients, whole grains, veggies, fruits, and protein from all multiple sources. Limit amount of refined sugar. If you a teenager and are still growing, make sure you are getting enough calories. If not, make sure your calories match your exercise. If you are not already moving, start today and do what you can initially. ...Read more

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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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What is the best fertility drug for polycystic ovarian syndrome? Note: I have been taking metformim 500mg x3 daily, without success. Thank you.

Clomid (clomiphene): Clomid (clomiphene) if the best initial medical therapy for women with pcos trying to conceive. See your doctor for evaluation and to check if you are a candidate for Clomid (clomiphene) therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best tips for someone just diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the best tips for someone just diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Pcos: Living with (pcos) can sometimes be a daunting task. Many side effects caused by the disease e.G adult acne, infertility, weight gain, and excessive facial or body hair can be difficult to control. Adopt positive lifestyles 1 exercise 2-eat healthy 3- avoid stimulants i.E excess caffeine 4- regular physical exams 5- relax and avoid stress /depression 6-join support group 7-ask questions 8-get help. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovarian syndrome be treated other than clomid (clomiphene)?

Can polycystic ovarian syndrome be treated other than clomid (clomiphene)?

Yes: There are other medications that are effective for ovulation induction. If pregnancy is not desired - birth control pills are the first line treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat polycystic ovarian syndrome besides taking medication? Is it possible to get rid of it by losing a good amount of weight?

How do I treat polycystic ovarian syndrome besides taking medication? Is it possible to get rid of it by losing a good amount of weight?

No cure exists: But, there are ways some women do manage this condition and you've got a good instinct in thinking about significant weight loss. But find a healthy combination of diet and exercise to get the greatest benefits for your health. Here's a good bit of info: http://www. Womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/polycystic-ovary-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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What diet & exercise is best to manage polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What diet & exercise is best to manage polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Eat less, exercise: Standard wight reduction diet and exercise. Tx w/metformin may help restore normal menses and even fertility for many women. Other medication may be needed if testosterone level is too high. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for glucophage (metformin) to treat a person with polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Glucophage (metformin): It starts to work right away, but most women need one month - up to 3 months - to see the best results. ...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 can you tell me about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What can you tell me about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

PCOS: Pcos is a disorder that is characterized by a combination of symptoms. These can include missed periods, abnormal hair growth (hirsutism), anovulation, and abnormal lab values like elevated testosterone. Patients usually are overweight. People with pcos are at higher risk of developing diabetes, as well as having trouble with fertility and having an increased risk of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome? How do women get it?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome? How do women get it?

Common disorder: Pcos may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Check w/your gyn>. ...Read more

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I think I have polycystic ovarian syndrome so who do I see?

I think I have polycystic ovarian syndrome so who do I see?

Primary care: I always recommend seeing your primary care first to validate your concerns. If he/she truly feel that there is a problem, he/she can treat you or send you to the appropriate specialist. S: obgyn, women's health, endocrinologists... ...Read more

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What can happen with polycystic ovarian syndrome if it not taken care of?

Polycystic ovaries: Often this syndrome can include excessive weight gain, excess facial and body hair, infertility and hyperinsulinism. You should consult with doctors familiar with this syndrome for treatment and medication. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome and do you have some info on health risk?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome and do you have some info on health risk?

Hormonal, metabolic: 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, fatty liver). The high androgens can cause infertility and excess hair growth. The metabolic effects are part of Insulin resistance syndrome-- which leads to heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What symptoms are there?

How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What symptoms are there?

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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

No.: Ovaries having cysts is part of the syndrome. There are some medical conditions that can mimic some of the symptoms of PCOS, such as metabolic syndrome. A complete history and workup would aid in identifying this. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more