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I'm a girl with polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos). How do I get rid of it?

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Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No cure

Pcos is treatable but not curable.
Watching your carbs, keeping your weight under control and exercising may help and is always a good idea. Your doctor may be ble control the symptoms but it is a chronic condition, likely genetic, that we cannot cure.

In brief: No cure

Pcos is treatable but not curable.
Watching your carbs, keeping your weight under control and exercising may help and is always a good idea. Your doctor may be ble control the symptoms but it is a chronic condition, likely genetic, that we cannot cure.
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Dr. L. Collins
There is some recent research evidence that shows that a small percentage of women "grow out of" their diagnosis and stop meeting diagnostic criteria over time.
Dr. Seth Derman
I have seen this a number of times in practice as my pcos patients approach menopause. However, the underlying metabolic issues persist after the criteria disappear and even past menopause.
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