Does polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

Not necessarily. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a benign condition. But a singe large cyst can be associated with cancer inside of it. So you need to have your gynecologist monitor an dguide you as to what to expect.
No. Polycstic ovraries are probably genetically defines with no known external factors. The major problem is infertility, anovulation, excess androgen production and the resulting hirsuitism and acne. Cancer is not one of the complications of this problem.

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Does having polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

No. There are no clear or direct associations with any kind of cancer. Theoretically with the risk of ovarian cancer could even be reduced, but this is unproven. The risk from missing/skipping periods with pcos can (but not always) lead to endometrial hyperplasia, which then can (but not always) lead to endometrial cancer. Discuss cycle management with your doctor. Read more...

Can polycystic ovaries lead to ovarian cancer? I have been diagnosed with it. However I dont suffer with symptoms besides irregular menstruation. I managed to fall pregnant with fertomid should I be concerned

No. I am not aware that PCOS can activate ovarian cancer.
There is no cure and usually one will only treat the symptoms if necessary.
If your irregular menstruation does not bother you, then leave it. If it is a problem, you can always go on the Pill. Read more...
No. There are some data available that suggest a higher incidence of endometrial cancer in patients with polycystic ovaries.
There are no data available to my knowledge of an association between PCOS, ovarian Ca and breast Ca.

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Why do polycystic ovaries form?

Great Question. Actually, a normal patient can be stimulated to produce polycystic ovaries through the addition of male hormone. Higher than normal male hormone levels in women produce this change. Even women who are anovulatory from stress (hypothalamic), will have polycystic changes in the ovary on ultrasound. This finding is not diagnostic of pcos but is merely one of the supportive parts of the diagnosis. Read more...
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...

How do you treat polycystic ovaries?

BCP or Fert Drugs. Pcos is an ovarian dysfunction. If you are not trying to pregnant the treatment of choice is the birth control pill. If you are trying to get pregnant we use fertility drugs, but it varies as to how a patient responds to these medications. The "fertility drug" is actually stimulating the ovary to ovulate.The first drug we use is clomid, (clomiphene) but it has to be used in higher dosages than normal . Read more...
BCP or Fert Drugs. Pcos is an ovarian dysfunction. If you are not trying to pregnant the treatment of choice is the birth control pill. If you are trying to get pregnant we use fertility drugs, but it varies as to how a patient responds to these medications. The "fertility drug" is actually stimulating the ovary to ovulate.The first drug we use is clomid, (clomiphene) but it has to be used in higher dosages than normal . Read more...

What does having polycystic ovaries mean?

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...

Plz tell me the cure of polycystic ovaries?

No cure, but... Often times the symptoms of pcos can be made better by weight loss if you are overweight. Symptoms such as abnormal bleeding and irregular periods can be better by losing excess body fat. This is because body fat makes estrogen which can make the symptoms worse. Some people with pcos are not overweight and this would not apply to them. Read more...

What does it mean if you have polycystic ovaries?

PCOSOVARIAN. This is a biochemical diagnosis. It is associated with high androgen ie male hormone levels, weight gain and Insulin resistance, irregular menses. The androgens cause hirsutism, acne, allopecia. Insulin resistance predisposes to type 2 diabetes mellitis. Read more...

How to know if I have polycystic ovaries syndrome?

Pcos. Pcos is a syndrome usually with increased facial hair weight gain irregular periods you can do an ultrsound of ovaries and check with your OB gyn for further work up. Read more...

What are the chances of me getting over polycystic ovaries?

No. Sorry 'no, ' pcos 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. Read more...
It depends. There are 2 types of pcos - genetic and lifestyle induced. One doesn't get over genetic pcos (one can control it), while pcos induced by poor lifestyle choices can be overcome with proper diet, exercise, and weight loss. Read more...