In a patient not seeking pregnancy, the Endocrine Society recommends hormonal contraception (i.e., oral contraceptive, dermal patch, or vaginal ring) as the initial medication for treatment of irregular menses and hyperandrogenism manifesting as acne or hirsutism.19,30 Small studies have shown that metformin can restore regular menses in up to 50% to 70% of women with PCOS,39,40 but oral contraceptives have been shown to be superior to metformin for regulating menses and lowering androgen levels.30 There are no studies demonstrating superiority of one oral contraceptive over another in treating PCOS. Prevention of endometrial hyperplasia from chronic anovulation may be accomplished either by progesterone derivatives, progestin-containing oral contraceptives, or the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (Mirena).31,41 Patient comfort and preference should also be taken into account when treating irregular menses.
i understand that it's kind of the name of the game on this website but it just gets repetitive and boring after a while hearing people say the same things over and over again about her looks when 1) she really couldn't change it unless she had a ton of money (but we all know that'd just go to drugs) 2) like >>403879 and >>403866 said, she knows she's unattractive so there's no point in pointing out her bad physical qualities when everyone, including herself, gets it. and 3) most of the things that are being pointed out and mocked are normal and a lot of the people who post on this thread probably have the same things (like stretch marks. even if you aren't fat you can get those lol)
A woman should shed this lining at least four times a year, says Dunaif. One option: taking progesterone (often called a “progesterone challenge”). But the resulting bleed can be heavy for some women. Another: Take birth control pills to get the regular cycle back online. These have the added benefit of lowering male hormones, too. What’s more, there are noted benefits of taking hormonal birth control that are true across the board, like getting regular, predictable periods and having up to a 20 and 50 percent lower risk of colon (colorectal) cancer and ovarian cancer, respectively. (4)
Limitations of direct insulin testing and cumbersome calculations have led to research for indirect serum markers to provide evidence of IR. SHBG correlations to IR as previously mentioned have been inconsistent. Adiponectin is a protein found in adipose tissue associated with both inflammation and insulin action. Recent studies have linked plasma adiponectin level to IR (but not hyperandrogenism) measured by HOMA[56-58]. Serum soluble glycoprotein-130 levels (local cytokine) have been inversely correlated to IR[59]. Resistin plasma levels have been correlated with fasting glucose and HOMA-IR in PCOS women[60]. Inhibin A levels in PCOS women were not found to correlate with IR in PCOS women[61]. Most of these serum markers share common limitations and have been poorly studied. How they might vary with different PCOS phenotypes is unknown. None are adequately compared to IR measured by clamp studies. Their usefulness serially in clinical practice to monitor patients over time and undergoing treatment is also unknown. Some genetic work has recently shown promise. Although far from clinical use, microarray analysis of genes in muscle, adipose tissue and the liver shows alterations in the setting of IR[62]. Serum genetic markers may lead to future genetic techniques to detect and monitor IR.
This review has some limitations. We used a methodological approach which was deductive and not consistent with traditional rationale for herbal selection. Our inclusion criteria for clinical studies were specific and relied upon our identification of herbal medicines with preclinical (laboratory based) evidence explaining the mechanisms of reproductive endocrinological effects in oligo/amenorrhoea, hyperandrogenism and PCOS. Clinical studies were excluded from this review due to the absence of evidence for whole herbal extracts. This was the case for Camellia sinensis (green tea) for which only one laboratory study investigated the effects of injecting epigallocatechin, a catechin found in green tea in animals [76]. High quality clinical evidence for Camellia sinensis was not presented in this review due to the absence of pre-clinical data explaining the mechanism for effect for the whole herbal extract [77]. Mentha spicata (spearmint) was another herbal medicine excluded from this review despite the availability of high quality clinical evidence demonstrating testosterone lowering effects in women with PCOS [78]. We found no laboratory evidence describing the mechanism of action for Mentha spicata in hyperandrogenism. Camilla sinensis and Mentha spicata are examples of herbal medicines excluded from this review due to not meeting the inclusion criteria. Studies investigating western herbal medicines excluded from this review are provided in Tables 3, ​,44 and ​and55.
The cysts (fluid filled sacs) in the ovaries can be identified with imaging technology. (However, as noted above, women without PCOS can have many cysts as well.) Ultrasound , which passes sound waves through the body to create a picture of the kidneys, is used most often to look for cysts in the ovaries. Ultrasound imaging employs no injected dyes or radiation and is safe for all patients including pregnant women. It can also detect cysts in the kidneys of a fetus. Because women without PCOS can have ovarian cysts , and because ovarian cysts are not part of the definition of PCOS, ultrasound is not routinely ordered to diagnose PCOS. The diagnosis is usually a clinical one based on the patient's history, physical examination, and laboratory testing.

Because of its antiandrogenic effects, spironolactone is effective, but not FDA-approved, for this indication.22,23 A Cochrane review suggested that spironolactone is superior to finasteride.28 Combining spironolactone with oral contraceptives may be synergistic, but caution should be used in women taking drospirenone because each agent can cause hyperkalemia.2 Spironolactone is FDA pregnancy category C.
Complementary medicine (CM) use by women has increased during the past ten years [7–11] with rates of use ranging between 26% and 91% [8, 9]. One of the popular types of CM is herbal medicine [11, 12]. Herbal medicines are known to contain pharmacologically active constituents with physiological effects on female endocrinology and have been positively associated with reduced incidences of breast cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease [13–18].
According to Dr. Geoffrey Redmond, an endocrinologist specializing in female hormones, “Just because the ovaries are not functioning as much doesn’t mean the other abnormalities won’t still be present.” He goes on to point out that studies show male hormone levels climb fairly sharply with age.2 This could mean a worsening of symptoms such as excess hair growth as those hormones become more active. It could also mean insulin-related issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular health could become more problematic.
A pelvic ultrasound (transvaginal and/or pelvic/abdominal) is used to evaluate enlarged ovaries. Ultrasounds are often used to look for cysts in the ovaries and to see if the internal structures appear normal. In PCOS, the ovaries may be 1.5 to 3 times larger than normal and characteristically have more than 12 or more follicles per ovary measuring 2 to 9 mm in diameter. Often the cysts are lined up on the surface the ovaries, forming the appearance of a "pearl necklace." The follicles tend to be small and immature, thus never reaching full development. The ultrasound helps visualize these changes in more than 90% of women with PCOS, but they are also found in up to 25% of women without PCOS symptoms. (For more, see Pelvic ultrasound.)
73. Roy KK, Baruah J, Sharma A, Sharma JB, Kumar S, Kachava G, Karmakar D. A prospective randomized trial comparing the clinical and endocrinological outcome with rosiglitazone versus laparoscopic ovarian drilling in patients with polycystic ovarian disease resistant to ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2010;281:939–944. [PubMed]

Although aromatase inhibitors have been used in women with PCOS as an alternative method to avoid the anti-estrogenic effect of CC on the endometrium, these compounds are not typically used in clinical practice to treat infertility in these patients. Their mechanism of action is based on reducing the peripheral conversion of androgens to estrogens in ovarian granulosa cells by blocking aromatase. Consequently, a decrease in estrogen serum levels and in its negative feedback in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland is noted, resulting in increased endogenous gonadotropin release 41.
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
Medicamentos antiandrógenos. Estos medicamentos bloquean el efecto de los andrógenos y ayudan a reducir la caída del cabello, el crecimiento del vello facial y corporal y el acné. No están aprobados por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) para el tratamiento de los síntomas del SOP. Estos medicamentos también pueden generar problemas durante el embarazo.
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.
Kung gusto naman uminom ng gamot kasabay ang PCOS natural treatment na nabanggit, mayroon ring pwedeng ireseta ang doktor. Malamang, magbibigay siya ng contraceptives o birth control pills. Ang gamot na ito ay may lamang estrogen at progestin, kaya dadami ang female hormones sa katawan habang kakaunti ang male hormones. Makakatulong ang birth control pills hindi lamang sa pagiging regular ng dalas at dami ng pagregla, kung hindi pati na rin sa pagbabawas ng excessive bleeding, ng labis na hair growth, at ng acne.
Ito ay maaaring dumating sa buong bilang isang paghahayag para sa iyo-bitamina D ay mahalaga para sa pinakamainam na sistemang pangreproduksiyon sa mga kababaihan. Ito ay gumaganap ng pangunahing papel sa iba't-ibang mga ovarian proseso at ay nakakaapekto rin sa asukal homeostasis. Sa mga kababaihan na may PCOS, tungkol sa 65 - 85% ng mga ito magdusa mula sa isang kakulangan ng bitamina D. Supplementation sa bitamina D (at kaltsyum) ay maaaring kontrolin ang metabolic at reproductive proseso at muling itaguyod ang panregla kaayusan at obulasyon (4). Kumuha ng sinubok para sa bitamina D mga antas sa iyong katawan at simulan ang supplements sa lalong madaling panahon kung ang iyong mga suwero mga antas ng bitamina na ito ay mababa.
On March 1, 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated health care professionals regarding changes to the prescribing information concerning interactions between protease inhibitors (drugs for management of human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] and hepatitis B infection) and certain statin drugs. The combination of these drugs may raise the blood levels of statins and increase the risk for myopathy. Rhabdomyolysis, the most serious form of myopathy, can cause kidney damage and lead to kidney failure, which is life threatening. [62]

We conducted two searches. The first was sensitive and aimed to capture all pre-clinical studies explaining the reproductive endocrine effects of whole herbal extracts in PCOS or associated oligo/amenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism. The second search was specific and sought only clinical studies investigating herbal medicines revealed during the first search (for which a mechanism of effect had been demonstrated). We additionally searched, on a case by case basis for pre-clinical evidence for herbal medicines identified during the second search, but not included in the results of the first search. Clinical studies were excluded based on the absence of evidence for a mechanism of effect for the whole herbal extract in reproductive endocrinology associated with PCOS, oligo/amenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism. We used this approach to improve transparency and to limit confirmation bias for herbal medicines favoured by the authors in clinical practice.

The diagnostic workup should begin with a thorough history and physical examination. Clinicians should focus on the patient's menstrual history, any fluctuations in the patient's weight and their impact on PCOS symptoms, and cutaneous findings (e.g., terminal hair, acne, alopecia, acanthosis nigricans, skin tags).19 Patients should also be asked about factors related to common comorbidities of PCOS.
Diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is relatively straightforward. Common criteria established by the Rotterdam Conference in 2003 include at least two of three characteristics (oligomenorrhea, clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism and ultrasound criteria) in the absence of other disease. PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder in women worldwide with prevalence estimates between 4%-8% but as high as 25% in some populations[1]. Women often initiate medical care for a cluster of PCOS symptoms (infertility, hirsutism and irregular menstrual cycles) that ultimately are not the most concerning medical consequences of PCOS [diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary artery disease (CAD), endometrial hyperplasia/cancer]. Here exists an important paradigm in the recognition and treatment of PCOS.
Gud pm po ask q lng po nung nanganak po kc aq nbinat aq sumakit po ang kaliwang tagiliran q nung ngpachekup po aq ang sv my ovarian cyst dw po aq peru wla aman po aq ibng naramdaman kundi mskt pag malamig lng at pag mlapit na mens q pumipitik po ‘ang sv ng ob .dudurugen lng dw po peru wla naman xa nreseta skn .mula po nun lage nq nakukunan bago 2muntong ng 2 muntz . Anu po kya ang pwd q gawen at inumen .pag mlameg po msaket sv aman po ng ibng doktor ugat lng dw po na namaga s bndang ovary need dw po ilaser …anu po maipapayo nyo tnx

She is mentally ill and on tons of drugs all day long? Focusing on something shallow is doable in that kind of state. Plus she gets asspats for being cyberbullied by a mean forum lol. If she genuinely confronted the fact that she completely and utterly fucked up her life, that everything is her fault and she really just sucks as a person inside and out, she'd probably have a massive breakdown. She just numbs all of these feelings with drugs.

76. Chen J-T, Tominaga K, Sato Y, Anzai H, Matsuoka R. Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) extract induces ovulation in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a possible monotherapy and a combination therapy after failure with first-line clomiphene citrate. J Alternative Compl Med. 2010;16(12):1295–1299. doi: 10.1089/acm.2009.0696. [PubMed] [CrossRef]

The authors hypothesized that something might be going on in the maternal environment in the womb that was causing PCOS in daughters. To get to the bottom of it, the authors first studied pregnant women by measuring a hormone call anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH). Usually, in pregnancy, a women’s AMH levels decrease. But the authors noticed that in women with PCOS, their levels of AMH did not decrease. The next step was to figure out what these high AMH levels might be doing to the daughters of women with PCOS. The authors used mice to model what was happening with human women by treating pregnant mice with AMH. When they were born, the pups of the treated mice had a lot of the same symptoms as women with PCOS: anovulation, higher testosterone levels, fewer litters and fewer pups per litter, among others. They also noticed that the brains of the mouse mothers treated with AMH produce a lot of another hormone, called GnRH. In fact, they produced three times the amount that control mouse mothers did.
If the patient does not present with ovulatory cycles at three months after ovarian drilling, then the procedure should be combined with CC treatment. The use of gonadotropins should be considered after 6 months of anovulatory cycles following the ovarian drilling procedure. Ovarian drilling should not be indicated as a treatment for menstrual irregularity, metabolic complications or hyperandrogenism in PCOS 29.
Weight loss achieved through dietary changes and exercise can help women with PCOS in several ways. Like men and women without PCOS, losing weight reduces a person's risk of cardiovascular disease and non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes. Weight loss also helps to lower the level of insulin in the body which, in turn, reduces the ovaries' production of testosterone.
Diet is crucial component in treating PCOS and really should be considered along with herbal remedies a key consideration when managing this disorder. A well-balanced junk free diet filled with PCOS foods will also help control putting on weight too which could lessen your PCOS symptoms. PCOS food options do not have to exclude all your favorite dishes, you can still enjoy a delectable range of lean proteins, fruit, veggies and whole grain products despite polycystic ovarian syndrome problems. Many women with PCOS think carbohydrates are the enemy; however, high fiber and whole grain carbohydrates have numerous vitamins and nutrition vital so consuming these types of foods also help control glucose and reduce the influence of blood insulin sensitivity. A small decrease in carb intake may be recommended if your polycystic ovarian syndrome is severe but don’t make any major changes before you talk to your physician. Keep in mind you should spread your carb consumption equally across the entire day from breakfast to an evening snack. This helps keep the glucose level even all the way through the night. It’s also wise to combine your carbohydrates with a lean protein source every meal (including snacks) because this will stabilize your blood sugar levels. Desserts, chocolate, sodas as well as an excessive amount of juice are not considered to be PCOS foods and should be avoided because they can negatively impact polycystic ovarian syndrome symptoms and sabotage your efforts to stay healthy.
A woman should shed this lining at least four times a year, says Dunaif. One option: taking progesterone (often called a “progesterone challenge”). But the resulting bleed can be heavy for some women. Another: Take birth control pills to get the regular cycle back online. These have the added benefit of lowering male hormones, too. What’s more, there are noted benefits of taking hormonal birth control that are true across the board, like getting regular, predictable periods and having up to a 20 and 50 percent lower risk of colon (colorectal) cancer and ovarian cancer, respectively. (4)
PCOS contribuye a equilibrar los niveles hormonales, ayudando por ejemplo a la regulación de los ciclos y disminuyendo visiblemente otros síntomas como el crecimiento de vello o el acné. Ten en cuenta que el vello que ya tenías no desaparecerá por sí mismo aunque regules tus niveles hormonales, pero sí que se atenuará el ritmo con el que sale el vello y podrás recurrir a métodos para eliminar el que quede, como por ejemplo la depilación láser.
Goodman, N. F., Cobin, R. H., Futterweit, W., Glueck, J. S., Legro, R. S., & Carmina, E. (2015). American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Endocrinology, and Androgen Excess and PCOS Society disease state clinical review: guide to the best practices in the evaluation and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome - part 1. Endocrine Practice, 11, 1291–300.