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What specific brands of birth control can u recommend other than Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) good for pcos. Thnx?

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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Any

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is associated with increased risk for diabetes/insulin resistance, coronary artery disease, high triglyceride, low hdl, high blood pressure, infertility.
People with this, often have irregular periods(skip cycles), put weight in the belly rather than the arms or legs), are unusually hairy in the face and other parts of the body, have acne, &have an lh to fsh ratio>2.

In brief: Any

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is associated with increased risk for diabetes/insulin resistance, coronary artery disease, high triglyceride, low hdl, high blood pressure, infertility.
People with this, often have irregular periods(skip cycles), put weight in the belly rather than the arms or legs), are unusually hairy in the face and other parts of the body, have acne, &have an lh to fsh ratio>2.
Dr. Ester Kwok
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Pelvic ultrasound reveal multiple small cysts in the outer edges of the ovaries in approx 40% of those w/ PCOS.An internist will treat the insulin resistance assoc w/ it,thus decreasing the risk of heart disease, infertility, diabetes.This is done by eating less carbs,weight loss,&exercise.However, most don't stay on such regimen,so often docs will prescribe metformin.
Dr. Ester Kwok
One knows trtmnt works when cycles become regular.At that point,a woman ovulates regularly and is fertile,so any number of birth control pills can be used to prevent pregnancy.
Dr. Armando E. Hernandez-Rey
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Low dose OCP

There are many oral contraceptives in the market available for the treatment of pc os.
You should start with the lowest possible dose for cycle regulation and lowering androgen levels.

In brief: Low dose OCP

There are many oral contraceptives in the market available for the treatment of pc os.
You should start with the lowest possible dose for cycle regulation and lowering androgen levels.
Dr. Armando E. Hernandez-Rey
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