Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, male sex hormones that are usually present in women in small amounts. The name polycystic ovary syndrome describes the numerous small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that form in the ovaries. However, some women with this disorder do not have cysts, while some women without the disorder do develop cysts.
You just found out you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Now what? The condition, which affects five million women in the U.S. alone, can wreak havoc on your hormones and still doesn’t have a known cure. While many women successfully manage their symptoms solely with medication and hormone therapy, some prefer to supplement traditional treatments with more holistic remedies, while some opt for entirely natural alternatives.
was on a high dose of seroquel for schizoaffective (ended up going off and trying other antipsychotics) but basically i acted like a narcoleptic. i'd fall asleep in the middle of class without warning or i'd fall asleep during a ten min car ride. i was just constantly asleep and it wasnt a peaceful sleep either it was like dead sleep and i woke up feeling shitty. also like all antipsychotics make you gain weight but sometimes it's not more than 10 lbs or so so maybe between that and heroin thats why tuna's not gaining much weight?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a set of symptoms due to elevated androgens (male hormones) in females.[4][14] Signs and symptoms of PCOS include irregular or no menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant, and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin.[3] Associated conditions include type 2 diabetes, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, mood disorders, and endometrial cancer.[4]
The prescription cream eflornithine HCl can slow the growth of new hair when applied as directed on the face and other areas – but it won’t remove existing hair. 20,21 Your doctor may also prescribe a medication called an anti-androgen. In the United States, a medication called spironolactone is used to slow new hair growth. In other countries, cyproterone acetate is widely used but it is not available in the United States.  
Peer reviewers: Luciano Pirola, PhD, Epigenetics in Human Health and Disease Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, 5th floor, 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia; Marcin Baranowski, PhD, Department of Physiology, Medical University of Bialystok, Mickiewicza 2c, Bialystok 15-222, Poland; Christa Buechler, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine I, Regensburg University Hospital, Regensburg D93042, Germany
New evidence suggests that using medications that lower insulin levels in the blood may be effective in restoring menstruation and reducing some of the health risks associated with PCOS. Lowering insulin levels also helps to reduce the production of testosterone, thus diminishing many of the symptoms associated with excess testosterone: hair growth on the body, alopecia (scalp hair loss), acne and possibly cardiovascular risk.
The definitive cause of PCOS is unknown, but researchers have found a strong link to insulin resistance, a genetic condition often associated with diabetes, in which the muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin and thus cannot easily absorb glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream. As a result, the body produces higher and higher levels of insulin to help glucose enter the cells.
The prevalence of infertility in women with PCOS varies between 70 and 80%. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the evaluation of infertility in women with PCOS or other causes of subfertility should start after six months of attempting pregnancy without success if the couple has regular sexual intercourse (2 to 3 times/week) without using contraceptive methods 7. To optimize the efficacy of the treatment of infertile women with PCOS, evaluations of tubal patency (hysterosalpingography or laparoscopy with chromotubation) and semen analysis (spermogram) are mandatory before deciding on treatment. However, tubal patency evaluation may not be necessary prior to initiating clomiphene citrate (CC) treatment. Notably, if a patient is resistant to this drug and/or requires the use of gonadotropins and/or presents with other causes of infertility, a tubal patency evaluation becomes mandatory prior to initiating the therapeutic treatment of infertility 8.
Patients with PCOS who are infertile but desire pregnancy should be referred to a reproductive endocrinologist for further evaluation and management of infertility. Morbidly obese women with PCOS should also be referred for pregnancy risk [2] ; metabolic surgery may be considered in morbidly obese women with PCOS, because many features of this syndrome are reversible with successful weight loss. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is reserved for women with PCOS and unsuccessful gonadotropin therapy or those with other indications for this procedure. [2]
Ang oral contraceptive pills (magkasamang estrogen at progestin) ay binibigay para maging regular ang regla ng babaeng may PCOS. Kapag nagreregla buwan buwan ang babaeng may PCOS ay hindi kumakapal ang lining ng matres at nakakatulong maiwasan ang kanser sa lining ng matres (endometrial cancer). Ang pag-inom ng contraceptive pills ay makakatulong din sa taghiyawat at sobrang buhok (bigote o sa dibdib at ibang parte ng katawan). Hindi rin mabubuntis habang umiinom ng pills.
There is growing evidence that mood disturbances, mostly severe depression, are common in PCOS women , in whom impaired quality of life from body image concerns cause fatigue, sleep disturbance and changes in eating habits. In addition, many PCOS patients report feeling abnormal, unfeminine, and embarrassed due to unwanted hair, often hiding their hair growth and covering their face when talking to others. Understanding how a woman feels about her body image and improving this perception are essential components of any management plan that provides overall health care to women with PCOS.
He probably does, and is trying to "make it up" to her by buying her all these purses, makeup, etc. and giving her money. I dated a girl for a while who would always shit-talk her dad as being "abusive" and "a narcissist." She'd scream at him and throw literal tantrums whenever he'd try to ask her- politely, I might add- about possibly finding a job or coming to visit him, and he'd throw money and gifts at her to try to make her love him. (The twist here is that she turned out to be the abusive narcissist. Ha. Ha ha.)
It can be difficult to become pregnant with PCOS because it causes irregular ovulation. Medications to induce fertility when trying to conceive include the ovulation inducer clomiphene or pulsatile leuprorelin. Metformin improves the efficacy of fertility treatment when used in combination with clomiphene.[85] Metformin is thought to be safe to use during pregnancy (pregnancy category B in the US).[86] A review in 2014 concluded that the use of metformin does not increase the risk of major birth defects in women treated with metformin during the first trimester.[87] Liraglutide may reduce weight and waist circumference more than other medications.[88]
GlucX is a combination of natural fibers designed to help regulate the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream while helping to maintain healthy cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, and insulin levels.* Because high insulin levels promote PCOS, this product is essential to reducing insulin spiking.* Additionally, research demonstrates the benefits of high fiber intake on weight management and cardiovascular support.* GlucX contains fenugreek, a botanical, that decreases the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream as well as prevents insulin spikes that occur with carbohydrate intake.* Fenugreek also has specific benefits for blood sugar balancing.

Blood tests then can be performed to determine whether the ovaries are functioning normally or producing excess amounts of androgen. An ovarian ultrasound also can be done to measure the size of the ovaries and determine whether they have a polycystic appearance. At the same time, other conditions resembling PCOS, including pituitary, thyroid and adrenal abnormalities and other rare tumors, can be identified. Fasting blood levels of glucose, triglyceride and cholesterol also can be measured, along with another glucose determination obtained 2 hours after ingesting a glucose solution (2-hour oral glucose tolerance test), to predict the risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


A randomized study suggested that combined metformin/letrozole and bilateral ovarian drilling are similarly effective as second-line treatment in infertile women with clomiphene citrate–resistant PCOS. [52] In this study, 146 patients were given metformin and letrozole, and 73 underwent bilateral ovarian drilling. There was significant reduction in testosterone, fasting insulin, and ratio of fasting glucose to fasting insulin in the metformin/letrozole group. There was significant reduction in follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and ratio of LH to FSH in the bilateral drilling group. There was no significant difference between the patients in the 2 groups regarding cycle regularity, ovulation, pregnancy rate, and abortion rate. [52]
1. Steroid hormone concentration in sterilised and oophrectomised rats following exposure to Glycyrrhiza spp. (kanzo) [53]. 1. Single arm clinical trial investigating serum androgen concentration in healthy women aged 22–26, (n = 9) following administration of Glycyrrhiza spp. 7grams per day [55]. 1. Increased aromatisation of testosterone to 17 beta oestradiol shown by significantly dose dependent reduced testosterone and increased oestradiol [53].
In practice, CC treatment can initiate the menstrual cycle as early as the second day. Classically, this drug treatment has been initiated between the third and fifth day of the menstrual cycle and maintained for 5 days. Ovulation typically occurs seven days after the last CC tablet is taken. Seven days after the probable date of ovulation, follicular rupture can be confirmed by progesterone levels greater than 3 ng/dL (evaluated only at the beginning of the treatment to verify the response to CC when US is unavailable) and pregnancy can be confirmed by measuring the blood beta fraction of human chorionic gonadotropin (βhCG) 7 days after the progesterone measurement. The couple should maintain their usual frequency of sexual intercourse, including during the fertile period. This protocol is ideal for primary healthcare centers with limited subsidiary resources.
FAQ121: Designed as an aid to patients, this document sets forth current information and opinions related to women’s health. The information does not dictate an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed and should not be construed as excluding other acceptable methods of practice. Variations, taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice, may be appropriate.
FAQ121: Designed as an aid to patients, this document sets forth current information and opinions related to women’s health. The information does not dictate an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed and should not be construed as excluding other acceptable methods of practice. Variations, taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice, may be appropriate.
hi doc bru ! ask ko lng po 7 years na po kami nagsasama ng asawa ko nagpafertility check naman po kami 2 years ago . ok nman po sperm count nia at ok nman din po ung ultrasound ko may nakita lng po na maliliit na bukol sa uterus ko . niresetahan po ako ng metmorfin fertyl at folic acid. regular nman po 28 days ung cycle ko! pero until now ndi pa din po kami nakakabuo . ano po ba the best way na gawin namin para magkababy na? i hope po na masagot nio .. thankyou en godbless po
MRI (or magnetic resonance imaging) scan is a radiology technique which uses magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce images of body structures. MRI scanning is painless and does not involve X-ray radiation. Patients with heart pacemakers, metal implants, or metal chips or clips in or around the eyes cannot be scanned with MRI because of the effect of the magnet.

Doc ask k lng po sa inyo kng pwede ako inom ng metformin my pecos po ako.regular nman po regla ko.every month po meron kaya lng masakit ulo ko at puson pg ngkaroon ako.tpos may abdomenal pain po akng nramdamn lagi.ang binigay n gamot ng doctor ay ang purple corn juice po.pero d k po ito ininom pgkat mahal.mx3 capsule at tea lng po ang ininom ko mga 1 month na.pero masakit parin tiyan ko.tumataba dn ako doc.dahil wala npo ako excercise at trabaho.dalaga pa po ako.pls doc help me ano po ba dapat kng inumin para mawala ito.n stressed n po ako d2 lagi po sumasakit.

“When we compared participants with women in the general population, we found significantly higher scores on all of the symptoms evaluated and on corresponding psychological distress measures, particularly for anxiety, depression, somatization (the conversion of psychological distress to physical symptoms), and interpersonal sensitivity,” says lead author Judy McCook, PhD, RN, professor of nursing at East Tennessee State University.
Tu médico o un nutricionista titulado puede ver lo que comes y tu nivel de ejercicio y de actividad física a fin de diseñar un programa para perder peso hecho a tu medida. El ejercicio es una gran forma de combatir el aumento de peso que suele acompañar al síndrome de ovario poliquístico, así como una forma de reducir la hinchazón, otro de los síntomas que a veces experimentan las chicas que padecen esta afección.
Human speak: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female reproductive disorders; affecting approximately 10% or more of women worldwide. PCOS is a big deal because it can lead to infertility and other health problems. The common symptoms associated with PCOS are irregular or no periods and anovulation (meaning you don’t ovulate, or ovulate rarely), increases in androgen hormones (like testosterone) and luteinizing hormone (which usually kicks off ovulation, but is persistently high in women with PCOS), and in some cases, insulin resistance and obesity. There is currently no “cure” for PCOS, just management of symptoms.

The PCOS diagnosis is generally made through clinical signs and symptoms. The doctor will want to exclude other illnesses that have similar features, such as low thyroid hormone blood levels (hypothyroidism) or elevated levels of a milk-producing hormone (prolactin). Also, tumors of the ovary or adrenal glands can produce elevated male hormone (androgen) blood levels that cause acne or excess hair growth, thus mimicking the symptoms of PCOS.
Clinical investigations found no adverse effects for the six herbal medicines included in this review (Table 2). A comparative study investigating the pharmaceutical Bromocriptine and the herbal medicine Vitex agnus-castus found no side effects associated Vitex agnus-ca stus compared to 12.5% of participants taking Bromocriptine reporting nausea and vomiting [63]. No studies comparing the effectiveness for herbal medicines and the oral contraceptive pill in PCOS, oligo/amenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism were found.
Patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) who have impaired glucose tolerance should start a comprehensive program of diet and exercise to reduce their risk of developing diabetes mellitus. Encourage moderate physical activity, provided the patient has no contraindications. Discourage smoking because of the increased risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, obese women with PCOS can benefit from a low-calorie diet for weight reduction.
Gud pm doc. Meron akung isang anak . Nung dalaga ako regular naman ang regla ko. Peru cmula nung nagka anak ako 3 to 4 months na aqng nireregla 22yrs old napu ako ngaun nung pnanganak ko ang bb ko 18yrs old palang ako. Mahgit 4years ng abnormal ang mens. Ko. At ngaun 2015 lang nalaman ko na meron dn pala akung non toxic goiter. Makakasama ba e2 sa akin. May posibilidad dn bang d na aq magka anak. At may posibilidad dn ba na magka cancer ako?
The principle infertility treatment includes lifestyle changes. The first-line drug treatment to induce ovulation consists of CC with timed intercourse. The second-line treatment consists of the exogenous administration of gonadotropins or laparoscopic ovarian surgery in cases where laparoscopy is indicated. The third-line treatment consists of IVF/ICSI, which is indicated when the previous interventions fail; this treatment can also be the first choice in cases of bilateral tubal occlusion or semen alterations that impair the occurrence of natural pregnancy. There is no evidence for the routine use of metformin in infertility treatment of anovulatory women with PCOS. Aromatase inhibitors are promising, and long-term studies are necessary to prove their safety.

Janis King graduated cum laude from Florida State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as a registered nurse in medical-surgical nursing and critical care. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Florida State University in 2013 and has since been working in Endocrinology following graduation.  Janis is bilingual and fluent in the Spanish language as well.


Janis King graduated cum laude from Florida State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as a registered nurse in medical-surgical nursing and critical care. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Florida State University in 2013 and has since been working in Endocrinology following graduation.  Janis is bilingual and fluent in the Spanish language as well.

Milewicz A, Gejdel E, et al. [64] Randomised placebo controlled, double blind, trial. Three months. 52 women with latent hyperprolactinaemia and luteal phase defects. Participants stratified for cycle length, height (cm) and weight (kgs) and randomised. Baseline differences between arms were not significant p = 0.63, p = 0.48 and p =0.37 respectively. 37 complete case reports: Treatment arm n = 17, placebo n = 20. Vitex agnus-castus extract 20 mg in the commercial preparation of Strotan® Hersteller: Pharma Stroschein GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. 1 capsule per day or placebo. Serum prolactin concentration at 15 and 30 minutes following intra venous TRH (200mcg) stimulation. Luteal phase length, number of days. Measurements on menstrual cycle days 5 to 8 and 20 for FSH, LH, oestradiol, progesterone, DHEAs, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), T3, T4, testosterone. No significant changes in prolactin before and after in either group. In this study 52 women were eligible to participate, statistical analyses were performed on data from 37 women.

I don't mean to break any hearts, but if something happens to Lurch, the chances of Tuna fixing herself are still near zero. She's addicted to the life, they fight plenty and she has made mention before of hooking customers up, etc. It's very rare for a junkie couple to have one person lifting all the weight. On the off chance he does go away, she'll latch on to someone else and get back into the same role (holding / palming / whatever)
Fasting insulin level or GTT with insulin levels (also called IGTT). Elevated insulin levels have been helpful to predict response to medication and may indicate women needing higher dosages of metformin or the use of a second medication to significantly lower insulin levels. Elevated blood sugar and insulin values do not predict who responds to an insulin-lowering medication, low-glycemic diet, and exercise. Many women with normal levels may benefit from combination therapy. A hypoglycemic response in which the two-hour insulin level is higher and the blood sugar lower than fasting is consistent with insulin resistance. A mathematical derivation known as the HOMAI, calculated from the fasting values in glucose and insulin concentrations, allows a direct and moderately accurate measure of insulin sensitivity (glucose-level x insulin-level/22.5).[citation needed]
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