Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

PCOS. Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos.

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

PCOS. Do you have irregular cycles? If not, you do not have it. If you do see a doctor: you need blood testing and ultrasound to complete the diagnosis one way or another. Read more...
2 of 3 criteria. The Rotterdam Criteria (most common used). If you have 2 of 3: 1. Irregular cycles / no cycles 2. Polycystic ovaries 3. Dark hairs in male areas (chest, abdomen) or chemical elevated male hormone. *** You must also rule out other causes that look like PCOS: Thyroid, Tumors, Non Classical Adrenal hyperplasia, Drugs, etc. You do NOT have to have irregular menses to have PCOS! Read more...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

Hormone Balance. The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also recommend balancing your excessive estrogen with additional progesterone. You can explore decreasing your estrogen by reading: the anti-estrogen diet. Read more...
Varies. Many women improve by using ocp's for cycle control and ovarian suppression - this gradually decreases the elevated testosterone that cause the hirsuitism.. There are also medications that can block the elevated testosterone and minimize the progression of the hirsuitism. Read more...

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Hormone condition. It is a hormonal condition in which a woman has from birth: where ovulation is irregular; male hormones are elevated; and a string of pearls pattern is seen on ultrasound. Pcos can usually be treated with medications easily. Read more...
Dx of exclusion. Pcos is a DX of exclusion where a female has hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in the absence of another endocrine disorder like androgen secreting tumor, cushing's syndrome, cah, etc. Most females are Insulin resistant as well. Depending on which criteria you look at, ovarian cysts don't necessarily have to be part of the diagnosis. Pcos is a very old term and somewhat outdated. Read more...
Hormonal imbalance. Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone. The high estrogen leads to excess growth of follicles and the elevated testosterone leads to abnormal hair growth a low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. Read more...
High testosterone. Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone. The elevated estrogen causes follicle growth and the high testesterone casues the abnormal hair growth a low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. Read more...

Will I still be able to get pregnant if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Metformin. The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Metformin lowers Insulin resistance which is the basic metabolic abnormality in pcos. Losing weight through diet and exercise will also help. Read more...
Yes. Women with pcos generally are anovulatory and do not ovulate. However, there is always the possibility that you can have an occasional ovulatory cycle. Problem is, you never know when it could happen, and timing intercourse is difficult. If you do not want to get pregnant, you should think about some method of birth control. Hope this helps. Read more...

Can there be a link between celiac's disease and polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Not aware of one. Pcos is a hormonal disorder from birth. There is a genetic component related to male hormones and insulin.; celiac is autoimmune in nature. So their causes are separate. One make make the other worse especially if medications are needed. Read more...
Interesting question. While there are no studies showing a link between celiac and pcos, pcos has been shown to be associated with autoimmune thyroid disease. As celiac is another autoimmune disease and autoimmune thyroid disease can be associated with celiac, i would argue that there is a possible link between pcos and celiac. Women with pcos do well on a low carb diet, so cutting all gluten out might be reasonable. Read more...

What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and preventing cancer: progesterone only or combination birth control pills?

Either is. okay to lower your risk of endometrial cancer. It is important to not go more that 3-4 months without having a period. Using a progesterone only or combo OCP is a good choice. Once in menopause, you don't need either. Read more...

Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Insulin resistance. May cause over-secretion of insulin, called Insulin resistance; may cause vascular, early cardiac signs, and hyperandronization (hirsutism, acne and hair ,loss), thereby also causing increased appetite for carbohydrates and obesity. Read more...

How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Sometimes difficult. Determining if you have PCOS can be a sometimes confusing and sometimes difficult process. The reason is that PCOS is a syndrome that means each person will have a different set of symptoms. These symptoms can include excess weight, fatigue, infertility, hormone imbalance, sleep apnea, excess facial or body hair, and a variety of skin problems. Read more...