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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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What is the difference between pcos or post pill amenorrhea?

What is the difference between pcos or post pill amenorrhea?

Not the same...: PCOS is a metabolic syndrome that is caused by insulin resistance. It results in many symptoms such as extra hair growth, irregular periods, dark skin under arms and around neck, etc. Post-pill amenorrhea is a few months where there is no period after you have been on the pill. Best wishes! ...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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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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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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Is there any cure for pcod polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Is there any cure for pcod polycystic ovarian syndrome?

No 'cure': If you have pcos and are also overweight, losing weight is a natural way to improving symptoms and health. There are many so-called natural remedies on the internet and in nutrition stores; none of them work, save your money. Doctors can help treat (but not 'cure') pcos in several ways. ...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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Does pcod/pcos affect your ability to get pregnant?

Less ovulations: PCOD/PCOS is characterized by a woman having less or no ovulations at all, which affects her ability to become pregnant. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian disease like?

Yes: Pcos seems to be lifelong. It is a disorder characterized by menstrual irregularities, reversed ratio of fshto lh, elevated ovarian testosterone production, anovulation, Insulin resistance, higher risk of early uterine cancer, hirsutism and infertility. Weight is typically above normal & involves Insulin resistance & circulating testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease--is that bad?

Polycystic ovarian disease--is that bad?

Yes: Pcos seems to be lifelong. It is a disorder characterized by menstrual irregularities, reversed ratio of fshto lh, elevated ovarian testosterone production, anovulation, Insulin resistance, higher risk of early uterine cancer, hirsutism and infertility. Weight is typically above normal & involves Insulin resistance & circulating testosterone levels. ...Read more

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How can polycystic ovarian disease be cured?

How can polycystic ovarian disease be cured?

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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How can you treat polycystic ovarian disease?

DIET, EXERCISE: Weight loss when needed and a drug called metformin, in an attempt to lower Insulin levels. ...Read more

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What are the tests for polycystic ovarian disease?

Bloodwork + sonogram: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Also need to "rule out" other causes of irregular cycles, acne, hair growth: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See OB or fertility md. ...Read more

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What do you know about polycystic ovarian disease?

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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What is a good diet for polycystic ovarian disease?

What is a good diet for polycystic ovarian disease?

Steady: Normal meals. Try not to miss meals or your Insulin levels may be altered. Balanced fruit and vegetables etc. Not too high in carbs and must get enough protein. ...Read more

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If you have polycystic ovarian disease can you have kids?

If you have polycystic ovarian disease can you have kids?

Yes: Worldwide, if you have to have an infertility problem, pcos seems to be the most successful if treated. 80% pregnancy rate with treatment of infertility due to pcos. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms common to polycystic ovarian disease?

There are several...: They can vary, but the most common symptoms include irregular or absent menstrual cycles, manifestations of male hormone excess (like acne, unwanted facial and body hair), weight gain or difficulty with weight loss, and ovarian pain. ...Read more