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With pcos are u born with the condittion i ahve pcos and want to know .

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

Pcos is not congenital or hereditary.
It is a condition that develops and presents after menarche.

In brief: No

Pcos is not congenital or hereditary.
It is a condition that develops and presents after menarche.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Scott Dinesen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: We

We do not think that pcos is imbedded in your genetic code and therefore is not considered an inherited or genetic disease per se.
However, (there is always a however in medicine) certaain traits that predispose one to pcos could be inherited. For instance pcos increases estrogen levels, sometimes insulin-like growth factors (ilgf 1, 2), one and two and can play a role in carbohydrate metabolism. Many, but not all, women with pcos are overweight and have high circulating levels of ilgf 1, 2. Diet and weight loss are key to reducing these levels but sometimes other medications like metformin and ocp (oral contraceptives ) are required.

In brief: We

We do not think that pcos is imbedded in your genetic code and therefore is not considered an inherited or genetic disease per se.
However, (there is always a however in medicine) certaain traits that predispose one to pcos could be inherited. For instance pcos increases estrogen levels, sometimes insulin-like growth factors (ilgf 1, 2), one and two and can play a role in carbohydrate metabolism. Many, but not all, women with pcos are overweight and have high circulating levels of ilgf 1, 2. Diet and weight loss are key to reducing these levels but sometimes other medications like metformin and ocp (oral contraceptives ) are required.
Dr. Scott Dinesen
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