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What is the difference between pcos & pcod?

What is the difference between pcos & pcod?

No longer "D"isease: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a preferred term for this condition. A very prominent reproductive endocrinologist will answer this question. As a high-risk obstetrician, i want you to know that many women facing fertility challenges do get pregnant and go on to see my obstetrician or perinatology colleagues. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


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What is the difference between pcod and pcos? Is any of the 2 reversible?

What is the difference between pcod and pcos? Is any of the 2 reversible?

Nothing: Pcod is the old term for what is now called pcos. The word disease was changed to the word syndrome to better describe the situation. Having polycystic ovaries is not a disease but rather a description of a group of symptoms like weight gain, irregular periods, abnormal hair growth, lack of ovulation, acne and prediabetes. Weight loss can inactivate the hormonal processes causing it. ...Read more

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How to cure pcod or pcos ?

How to cure pcod or pcos ?

Unsure: There are treatments for pcos, but no specific "cure". Sometimes the condition resolves on its own - frequently when an overweight woman with pcos loses weight the pcos wil resolve as well. ...Read more

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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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Pcod/pcos & getting pregnant, what to do?

Pcod/pcos & getting pregnant, what to do?

Have you and: your gynecologist addressed this yet? If so - have you started interventions. If yes, for how long? ...Read more

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Muticystic pattern in overies means am i suffering with pcod? Both are same or not?My overy size is 4*2.8cm. I don't hav any symptoms of pcos.

PCOS: Multicystic ovaries relates to the description noted at the time of an ultrasound of the ovaries. Although a majority of patients with pcos will have multicystic appearing ovaries, this is also a normal finding in many younger women with normal menstrual cycles as well. If there are other physical signs and/or symptoms that are associated with the findings, then the diagnosis may be pcos. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovarian disease (pcod)?

What to do about polycystic ovarian disease (pcod)?

PCOS: If you have been diagnosed with this you must follow up with your doctor. If your doctor is not a gynecologist ask for a referral to one. You can also go online and look up PCOS on Wikipedia. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 17 and I have only ever gotten one light period in 2012-2013 then it never came back, I found out recently my cousin has PCOS/PCOD could I too?

Hi I'm 17 and I have only ever gotten one light period in 2012-2013 then it never came back, I found out recently my cousin has PCOS/PCOD could I too?

Compulsive exercise: is one way periods stop but hormones are another. Please see your doc who can test your hormones or refer your to an GYN doc. Catch this now while you are young. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Doc suggested Primolut to regain late periods due to pcos/pcod. Guarantee of regaining periods?

Won't help x periods: Primolut is a Progesterone which may help one period, but not the problem.Diet, exercise and weight loss will help the problem, which is obesity and Insulin resistance. Metformin can lower Insulin resistance and may return menses and fertility to many women. ...Read more

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Whats polycystic ovarian disease (pcos)?

Insulin and ovaries: 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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