Can pcos polycystic ovary syndrome be cured, controlled, or reduced?

Yes! Pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is usually managed with encouraging weight loss and exercise, metformin therapy, and occasionally with oral contraceptives. Rarely, a large cystic ovary will require surgery. The syndrome is usually quite manageable.
Controlled. Pcos can be reversed or controlled with treatment. It always resolves later in the reproductive years.

Related Questions

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...

Could polycystic ovaries syndrome be 'cured'?

Yes. PCOS could be cured in some women with life-style changes. Exercise and weight loss that brings weight towards ideal body weight can result in a cure. Read more...

I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos). My weight is ok, so I think I need no exercise to reduce it (i think I am underweight).... How can I cure it?

Control not cure. Thin patients with PCOS should focus on controlling the symptoms such as irregular periods, abnormal hair growth and acne. Usually birth control pills are prescribed. Cure may not be possible. Of course the diagnosis of PCOS should be confirmed and other problems excluded. Read more...
Low Carb! It isn't only about weight, but what you eat. Most PCOS females put weight on the middle, and may weigh a normal weight! But PCOS is part of metabolic syndrome, with hyperinsulinemia a major issue. Cut back drastically on carbs. Metformin can help, as well! Read more...

I have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) and will start birth control soon. Will I lose weight?

Maybe , maybe not. At your age you should be on the lowest dose bc pill if you are going to be on one which is loloesrtin. Read more...
Probably not. Ocp's are an effective way to manage pcos. However, ocp's do not cause weight loss. Many women think that ocp's cause weight gain, but that is not supported in the very large studies done to evaluate weight changes on birth control pills. Read more...

My cycle has just gone over 100 days. I have polycystic ovaries (not syndrome). Recently stopped birth control pill. Is this detrimental to my health?

Not really. Will not affect your health; however, keep getting screen for ovarian function and diabetes. Read more...
No, but see your doc. You mention you're not sure if your pregnant. So doing a home pregnancy test would be helpful, and calling or seeing your OB/GYN or PCP would be good. So they can follow you on this and keep a record on you. Read more...