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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman's ovaries work.

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Why isn't there a hormonal therapy specific to the treatment of PCOS?

Women with Polycystic Ovarian syndrome are commonly prescribed oral contraceptives for the reducing effect of anti-androgens on symptoms such as acne and hirsutism. I don't have great medical ...
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Differences in evolution and comorbidities between NAFLD-PCOS and NAFLD in general?

Research showed that women, diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), have an increased risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). After an extensive literature search, there ...
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Is transvaginal ultrasound the only imaging modality option for diagnosis of PCOS?

Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) requires that 2 of these 3 be present: chronic anovulation hyperandrogenism (clinical/biologic) polycystic ovaries For the 3rd criteria, usually a ...
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Is lean non-hyperandrogenic polycystic ovary syndrome genetic?

I read many papers that address the genetic factor of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). But all the papers I have been through focus on classic PCOS with hyperparathyroidism and insulin resistance. I ...
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How does the med, Spironolactone, help with PCOS?

I've been taking Spironolactone for my acne for many years (I'm a woman in my late 20's now). I have been taking it for this intended purpose. The other day, a doctor was looking over my meds and for ...
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Does research show that Metformin alleviates/mitigates Adult Acne in PCOS women?

I'm an adult woman in her 30's, who suffers from Poly-Cystic-Ovarian-Syndrome (PCOS). My doctor has proscribed me Metformin to treat/manage my PCOS. Since PCOS can be one of the several causes for ...
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Does birth control affect menstrual normality after stopping use in patients with PCOS?

I have been looking into this question for a friend who has been prescribed birth control pills. She was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome but has since recovered. She currently has no ...
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Do women with polycystic overian syndrome is prone to have insomnia during motherhood? [closed]

I have a wife and before we got married she was diagnosed with PCOS, but then she got pregnant and gave birth to our beautiful daughter. As what I read PCOS means you have hormonal problem. During the ...
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How is PCOS officially diagnosed?

I have been treated for PCOS for about a decade now. But every-time I move to a new place, which happens quite frequently, the doctors always ask me how I was diagnosed with this condition or by what ...
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Do transvaginal ultrasounds break the hymen if one is a virgin? Is it painful for a virgin?

I was diagnosed with PCOS a number of years ago. Recently, my OBGYN set up an ultrasound for me to check on the status of my ovarian-cysts. I just thought it would be a normal pelvic ultrasound ...
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Are PCOS & endometriosis linked? How to know if menstrual pain is atypical to warrant testing?

I was diagnosed with PCOS about 5 years ago and take Metformin for it (although the symptoms are still at large). But lately, despite taking birth control, my period causes me an immense amount of ...
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What does metformin do to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Metformin is a drug used to treat diabetes but one of its off-label uses is to treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. What does metformin do for someone who has PCOS but does not have diabetes? Is ...
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