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What is the cause of pcos or pcod?

What is the cause of pcos or pcod?

Unsure: There is no definitive cause for pcos, however the predominant theory is that an increased estrogen level due to peripheral aromatization of androgen precursors in obese women results in anovulation which manifests as pcos. ...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 is the cause of polycystic ovaries and its other conditions?

What is the cause of polycystic ovaries and its other conditions?

Multiple causes: Pcos is thought to be a genetic disorder. Mostly it involves Insulin resistance where eating simple sugars will raise male hormone levels. Also the brain produces more lh hormone which will also increase male hormones. Essentially this will prevent ovulation and increase hair growth and acne and unwanted weight gain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

What is the cause of ovarian cysts in women?

Many causes: Go to http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/ovarian_cysts/article_em.Htm there you will find all the answers you seek (that are possible to answer). Most important is you see your gyn if you feel you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of poly cystic ovaries syndrome?

HCAS.: Pcos is best described at hcas - hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation syndrome. It is frequently the result of obesity that produces excess androgens from the subcutaneous fat deposed all over the body; that in turn inhibits monthly ovulation starting a vicious circle of hormonal imbalance that can only be stopped with weight loss and/or metformin/ocps. ...Read more

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What are the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome?

What are the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome?

We don't know: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a collection of problems that tend to occur together: lots of little cysts on the ovary, irregular menstrual cycles and problems with extra hormones. Unfortunately, we just don't know what comes first or what causes what. ...Read more

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What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

Inherited disease: You inherit polycystic kidney disease, so it is reasonable to be evaluated if you have a parent with polycystic kidneys. Evaluation will likely include a painless ultrasound (sound wave) examination. If you know you have polycystic kidneys, you want to do everything you can to protect their function. At some point, though, you may need dialysis or a transplant. Talk to your doctor. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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What is the cause of polycystic kidney disease?

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Cause- unknown: Exact etiology for PKD unknown. Some researchers swear that genetics plays a big role-- hence ADPKD and ARPKD ( autosomal dominant type and recessive type). But then there are other tapers not genetically oriented. Some hypothesize-- something goes wrong in signaling at cellular level during renal development--- pronephro/ mesonephros/ metabephros stages! ...Read more

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What are the effects and causes of bilateral polycystic ovaries?

What are the effects and causes of bilateral polycystic ovaries?

PCO: Causes are genetic. The effects commonly see are excessive hair growth (breasts, tummy and chin), excessive weight, infrequent periods and infertility. ...Read more

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What are the cause of high rang of LH and the cause of polycystic ovarian disease?

LH can vary: Depending upon when it was drawn. There is a surge of lh prior to ovulation. Low levels of estrogen can cause higher lh as well. No one knows the cause of polycystic ovarian disease, but it results from Insulin resistance and has a significant genetic component, plus it gets much worse with weight gain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dermoid cyst in ovary?

Just occurs.: There is no specific cause for these cyst. They are thought to be present from an early age, and begin to grow if they are stimulated by timing or hormones. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that a woman has. One of the features is abnormal ovulation, increased hair growth or acne, elevated male hormones, and ultrasound evidence of a string of pearls in the ovaries. Two out of the three previous criteria are necessary to make a diagnosis of pcos. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

What are the common symptoms of polycystic ovaries?

PCOS: The most prominent symptom of PCOS is irregular cycles, with extended periods of no bleeding (e.g., 3 or 4 periods per year) followed by periods of bleeding for more than a week to weeks that bring women to the gynecologist. The irregular cycles are the result of lack of ovulation, which in turn results in an inability to conceive. ...Read more

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What is the technical definition of polycystic ovary?

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What is the technical definition of polycystic ovary?

Hormone Imbalance: PCOS is complicated and confusing.The name is polycystic ovarian syndrome,but cysts are not necessary.It is an imbalance in androgen (testosterone like) hormones & estrogens.By def need 2/3 criteria:1.Evidence of excess male hormones either on exam or labs,2.anovulation or oligovulation (irregular periods),3.mult small ovarian cysts.??risk of fertility probs,sugar probs,metabolic probs.Tx is poss. ...Read more

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What are the signs of endemetritous ovary problem?

What are the signs of endemetritous ovary problem?

Pain: Endometriosis occurs when there is tissue from the lining of the uterus (endometrium) implanted on other body parts such as the ovary or elsewhere in the pelvis. Typical symptoms include pain during menstruation, heavy menstrual bleeding, painful bowel movements, and pain during sex. If you are having similar symptoms, consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the bilateral polycystic overies?Its are any problem to the pregnency?

What is the bilateral polycystic overies?Its are any problem to the pregnency?

Are you pregnant?: In pregnancy, the ovaries can appear very "cystic" and this can be concerning. If this is the case, perhaps a followup ultrasound and reassurance is the best medicine! ...Read more

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What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

Several causes: Fluid build-up (called ascites) in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) can lead to bloating. Tumor cells lining the intestinal tract and other organs can also lead to bloating. ...Read more

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What is the cause of goiter of women?

What is the cause of goiter of women?

Many causes.: Overactive (grave's disease) or underactive thyroid, usually secondary to hashimoto's thyroiditis will cause a goiter. In graves', thyroid stimulating antibodies stimulate TSH receptors. In hypothyroidism, the pituitary gland producces more tsh, trying to keep up, but enlarging thyroid tissue at the same time. Benign multinodular goiters, and even solitary nodules can do this. Women more so! ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypogonadism?

What is the cause of hypogonadism?

Several: A genetic gene deletioncausing anterior pituitary failure called Kallmans Testicle failure Primary pituitary failure ovarian failure these are common causes ...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

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What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries like?

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovaries like?

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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What is the cause of polycystic ovaries and its other conditions?

Multiple causes: Pcos is thought to be a genetic disorder. Mostly it involves Insulin resistance where eating simple sugars will raise male hormone levels. Also the brain produces more lh hormone which will also increase male hormones. Essentially this will prevent ovulation and increase hair growth and acne and unwanted weight gain. ...Read more

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What are the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome?

We don't know: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a collection of problems that tend to occur together: lots of little cysts on the ovary, irregular menstrual cycles and problems with extra hormones. Unfortunately, we just don't know what comes first or what causes what. ...Read more

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What are the effects and causes of bilateral polycystic ovaries?

PCO: Causes are genetic. The effects commonly see are excessive hair growth (breasts, tummy and chin), excessive weight, infrequent periods and infertility. ...Read more

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What causes polycystic ovaries and what medication can I take...

What causes polycystic ovaries and what medication can I take...

Inherited: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a genetic predisposition. If a correct diagnosis has been made it is for lifetime. On the brighter side many symptoms and quality-of-life issues related to pcos can (often) be improved with home interventions such as weight-loss, and with medication. The drug metformin can help for some women with PCOS, but needs a doctor's eval and prescription. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Causes of polycystic ovaries?

Ovaries: Pcos is something you have from birth. It may take years to show up. It is a problem with hormones and Insulin secretion. No one knows exactly why it happens. ...Read more

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Do polycystic ovaries (not pcos) cause pain?

Do polycystic ovaries (not pcos) cause pain?

Usually not: Polycystic ovaries usually don't cause pain.

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My LH is 2 points higher than my FSH (9.6 and 7.9). I am not insulin resustant, my testosterone is low and I do not have polycystic ovaries. What can cause elevated LH besides pcos?

My LH is 2 points higher than my FSH (9.6 and 7.9). I am not insulin resustant, my testosterone is low and I do not have polycystic ovaries. What can cause elevated LH besides pcos?

LH not abnormal: Your lh is slightly more than your fsh level, this doesn't mean that there is any hormonal abnormality. Causes of an elevated lh are as stated pcos, initiation of ovulation and perimenopausal time period. ...Read more

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Im 19 &my period is irregular due to polycystic ovaries,& had reocattane(for acne-7months).So im taking OVA CURE& worried if it causes acne/hairloss?

Im 19 &my period is irregular due to polycystic ovaries,& had reocattane(for acne-7months).So im taking OVA CURE& worried if it causes acne/hairloss?

PCOS: What is most likely causing your acne and hair loss is the PCOS. With PCOS your androgen (male hormone) levels are too high which leads to male-pattern hair loss and acne. It sounds like your case is fairly severe. You might do better with some combination of spironolactone (blocks androgen receptor) and finasteride (blocks production of dihydrotestosterone). Need 2 forms of contraception though. ...Read more

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Does family history of diabetes or endo disorder cause polycystic ovaries?

Increases risk: Pcos is a disorder of Insulin resistance just like type 2 diabetes. Women with a family history of diabetes are at increased risk of developing pcos. ...Read more

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Can moderate Cervicitis cause abnormal heavy bleeding between periods? Or is this likely to be something else? I also have Polycystic Ovaries.

Can moderate Cervicitis cause abnormal heavy bleeding between periods? Or is this likely to be something else? I also have Polycystic Ovaries.

It Can: Inflammation of the cervix can make the cervix bleed more easily and cause some bleeding in-between periods; however, bleeding from cervicitis is not usually heavy. Its generally only a pink discharge or spotting. There may be something else going on. If you have PCOS, its possible you aren't ovulating. This can give you irregular bleeding. Best to consult with you Gyn. Best wishes! ...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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Polycystic ovaries what is it?

Endocrine: It is a disorder where cysts in the ovaries cause certain hormones to be released and affect your weight, hair growth and other bodily functions and issues. It can be treated medically and surgically. ...Read more

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Why do polycystic ovaries form?

Why do polycystic ovaries form?

Chronic anovulation: Each of the small cysts on or in the ovaries contains an egg. When a woman ovulates one of the cysts ruptures to release the egg, then the cyst goes away. When a women does not ovulate regularly the follicular cysts stay and as more develop the ovaries become polycystic. Poly means many. ...Read more

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Medication for polycystic ovaries?

Medication for polycystic ovaries?

BCP or Metformin: For non-insulin resistant patients the treatment varies, depending on whether a patient is trying for pregnancy or not. Birth control pills for those who are not trying to get pregnant. Metformin only for those patients with impaired glucose tolerance. These are patients that have been found to have an elevated Insulin level or diabetes from Insulin resistance ...Read more