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What is pcos?
28 doctors weighed in

Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
17 doctors agree
In brief: Polycystic Ovary
Polycystic ovary syndrome is an imbalance of hormones that can show up as problems with your period [irregular, absent, or too heavy], extra body hair, acne and obesity.
Women with pcos may have higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. The good news: eating right, exercising & medications can really help!

In brief: Polycystic Ovary
Polycystic ovary syndrome is an imbalance of hormones that can show up as problems with your period [irregular, absent, or too heavy], extra body hair, acne and obesity.
Women with pcos may have higher risk for heart disease and diabetes. The good news: eating right, exercising & medications can really help!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: What is PCOS
Pcos is a syndrome diagnosed in the presence of two these findings: abnormal male hormones, irregular cycles and polycystic appearing ovaries on transvaginal ultrasound.
It is thought to be due to Insulin resistance. While 80% have irregular or absent menses, 20% have regular cycles and no fertility issues. Obesity is seen in 60%. Low glycemic diet, exercise and metformin is usually effective.

In brief: What is PCOS
Pcos is a syndrome diagnosed in the presence of two these findings: abnormal male hormones, irregular cycles and polycystic appearing ovaries on transvaginal ultrasound.
It is thought to be due to Insulin resistance. While 80% have irregular or absent menses, 20% have regular cycles and no fertility issues. Obesity is seen in 60%. Low glycemic diet, exercise and metformin is usually effective.
Dr. Mark Perloe
Dr. Mark Perloe
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Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Pcos, polycystic ovariaqn syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder, about 6-8% of reproductive age women have this condition.
Women with pcos have following symptoms or signs: irregular menstrual cycle due to ovulation dysfunction, elevated male hormones, and many follicular cysts in the ovaries. Patients have increased risk of diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer if not treated.

In brief: See below
Pcos, polycystic ovariaqn syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder, about 6-8% of reproductive age women have this condition.
Women with pcos have following symptoms or signs: irregular menstrual cycle due to ovulation dysfunction, elevated male hormones, and many follicular cysts in the ovaries. Patients have increased risk of diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer if not treated.
Dr. Frank Yelian
Dr. Frank Yelian
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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice
In brief: Pcos
It encompasses a syndrome of polycystic ovaries, in association with systemic symptoms causing reproductive, metabolic and psychological disturbances.
These most commonly present with infertility, amenorrhoea, acne or hirsutism. http://patient.info/doctor/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pro

In brief: Pcos
It encompasses a syndrome of polycystic ovaries, in association with systemic symptoms causing reproductive, metabolic and psychological disturbances.
These most commonly present with infertility, amenorrhoea, acne or hirsutism. http://patient.info/doctor/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pro
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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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. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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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