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What is the youngest age one can have pcos? What are the earliest symptoms?

What is the youngest age one can have pcos? What are the earliest symptoms?

PCOS at any age: Pcos is a common heterogeneous disorder characterized by hyperandrogenism (excess male characteristics such as acne and abnormal hair growth) and chronic anovulation (few or absent periods).In young women, precocious pubarche (early appearance of pubic hair) and hyperinsulinemia (elevated serum insulin) are early manifestations of pcos. I have seen many teens with this condition in my practice. ...Read more

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Is there a certain age by which one should try and have children if you have pcos?

Is there a certain age by which one should try and have children if you have pcos?

Not really different: Than for women without pcos. By late 30s/early 40s most all women will start to have troubles conceiving, so earlier can be a good idea. Since women with pcos may take longer conceiving, starting earlier is a good idea if you want several children, but there's no correct age. ...Read more

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I took two pregnancy test and they are positive but I have pcos, it was the 1 st response early one is it ture that im pregnant?

I took two pregnancy test and they are positive but I have pcos, it was the 1 st response early one is it ture that im pregnant?

Yes: One positive test means a pregnancy, unless there is another reason to have a positive test, such as recent miscarriage or recent abortion. ...Read more

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I have pcos & possibly endometriosis. Havin preg symptoms after missing period for 3 months but just had reg period (though early) now spotting again?

See your doc: PCOS is not just about ovaries , it is a " Metabolic disorder leading to obesity, diabetes and cessation of periods. Insulin resistance with high level of insulin suppressing ovarian estrogen and yields effect of androgens( make hormone) . This leads to cessation of periods, facial hairs, endometrial / uterine lining / thickness. Definitely need to se doctor. ...Read more

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Have pcos(irregular menses), missed menses on bc pill..Lots of pregnancy symptoms.Lmp 3-24-14 during bc.(-) test last 2 1/2 weeks. Too early testing?

Have pcos(irregular menses), missed menses on bc pill..Lots of pregnancy symptoms.Lmp 3-24-14 during bc.(-) test last 2 1/2 weeks. Too early testing?

Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Nausea stomach pain breast hurt and increase in discharge early pregnancy symptoms or pre period? Not surw when suppose to start also have pcos

Nausea stomach pain breast hurt and increase in discharge early pregnancy symptoms or pre period? Not surw when suppose to start also have pcos

Use pregnancy test: These are symptoms of estrogen surge, which happens in early pregnancy and also at ovulation. If you have irregular periods and have had any sexual contact, then the only way to know if you're pregnant is a pregnancy test. If you have a sexual partner and don't wish to become pregnant, you need to use birth control. ...Read more