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What is the difference between pcos & pcod?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: No longer "D"isease

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a preferred term for this condition.
A very prominent reproductive endocrinologist will answer this question. As a high-risk obstetrician, i want you to know that many women facing fertility challenges do get pregnant and go on to see my obstetrician or perinatology colleagues.

In brief: No longer "D"isease

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a preferred term for this condition.
A very prominent reproductive endocrinologist will answer this question. As a high-risk obstetrician, i want you to know that many women facing fertility challenges do get pregnant and go on to see my obstetrician or perinatology colleagues.
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Dr. Mark Perloe
While initially a thought this condition was a disease. But now we Kinko it is a condition described by symptoms that may not have a single cause.Thus it is a syndrome A not a disease D.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: The same

Polycystic ovary syndrome is the proper term for this condition.
The reason is that this is a condition - a group of symptoms, and not a disease (pcod).

In brief: The same

Polycystic ovary syndrome is the proper term for this condition.
The reason is that this is a condition - a group of symptoms, and not a disease (pcod).
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Basically nothing

Polycystic ovarian disease is an older term and it not used very often any more.
We replaced the d for disease with s for syndrom to better reflect the idea that pcos is a discription of certain symptoms and not really a specific disease.

In brief: Basically nothing

Polycystic ovarian disease is an older term and it not used very often any more.
We replaced the d for disease with s for syndrom to better reflect the idea that pcos is a discription of certain symptoms and not really a specific disease.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Disease vs. Syndrome

Pcod(polycystic ovarian disease) was the term in the past that was used to describe multi-cystic ovaries.
It was laterr discovered that pcod is not a disease, but a syndrome(pcos) that included extra hair growth(hirsutism), obesity, pre-diabetes, and anovulation(no spontaneous ovulation)..

In brief: Disease vs. Syndrome

Pcod(polycystic ovarian disease) was the term in the past that was used to describe multi-cystic ovaries.
It was laterr discovered that pcod is not a disease, but a syndrome(pcos) that included extra hair growth(hirsutism), obesity, pre-diabetes, and anovulation(no spontaneous ovulation)..
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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