Is polycystic ovary syndrome treatable?

Somewhat. Hi. Standard treatments for PCOS include BCPs with a low-androgenic progestin, metformin, and spironolactone in various combinations. PCOS increases type 2 diabetes risk, and metformin helps with that too. When fertility is desired, in addition to stopping BCPs, an agent such as clomiphene may be needed as well. As the underlying cause(s) is/are incompletely understood, we still have a way to go.

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I'm 22 and was told I may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) -- how will that effect me and is it reversible or treatable for life?

PCOS. If you have PCOS it cannot be eliminated or cured. Overweight women with PCOS can improve cycles and symptoms with weight loss, but many with PCOS are not overweight. Medicines, including but not limited to birth control pills can help, for some women there is a surgical procedure that can be used. Read more...

Is there a difference between polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Not really. The ovaries are polycystic and the syndrome refers to the medical issues related to polycystic ovaries such as menstrual cycle changes, hair growth patterns, weight, infertility, insulin resistance and increased risk of uterine lining overgrowth/cancers. Read more...

I am 27 year old. I am getting pink blood spots from vagina for18 days, I have 33mm ovaries and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Do I get pregnancy?

Possibly. PCOS interferes with a woman's fertility, but most women with PCOS do ovulate, albeit irregularly, and can get pregnant if having sex. Even if using birth control or taking hormones, you should take a pregnancy test. Another possibility is breakthrough bleeding from an excessively thick uterine lining, a common problem with PCOS. In either case, I recommend you see a gynecologist. Read more...
Not sure. 33 mm is normal for ovaries if you have PCO you need to have 4 regular periods a year to keep healthy. spotting may mean nothing, but do a preg test and if negative make sure your doc helps you have a period every few months. Read more...