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What is PCOS???

After two years of irregular cycles and other problems the dr. has decided that i have pcos ( polycystic ovarian syndrom) just wandering if anybody else has this ??? whats the best treatment??

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kymommaof4

Asked by kymommaof4 at 10:52 AM on Nov. 19, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Polycystic (pah-lee-SIS-tik) ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. With PCOS, women typically have:

    * high levels of androgens (AN-druh-junz). These are sometimes called male hormones, although females also make them.
    * missed or irregular periods
    * many small cysts (sists) in their ovaries. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs.

    Here is the link http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/polycystic-ovary-syndrome.cfm#a
    ldsdragonmom

    Answer by ldsdragonmom at 10:57 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Sorry meant to say the link has ways to treat it also.
    ldsdragonmom

    Answer by ldsdragonmom at 10:58 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • I was on metformin for a year before I got pregnant with my daughter... if you get the kind i had it'll give you the shits.. but it helps you loose weight which also helps! but you can't take it when you get prengant
    Jan0609momma

    Answer by Jan0609momma at 7:04 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • My Dr thinks I have this too.... he has not done any test but has me on metformin. This is an antidiabetic medicine and is supposed to help with ovulation.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:14 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

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