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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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 Pcos is a very old term and somewhat outdated.

In brief: 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 Pcos is a very old term and somewhat outdated.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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