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Well that just might explain it……..PCOS???

Friday, June 20, 2014

So my MD phoned today and I just might have PCOS. I mean from what I understand over the phone is that they couldn't see any actual cysts but that my ovaries are enlarged so that is indicative of PCOS. I have some of the other symptoms but if they can't see any actual cysts via ultra sound ….I mean how can they really give that DX?

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    Metformin ! yeah I am gonna think about that one as well. thanks

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    RENLLY Thanks for your commentary! Very informative. They said my bloodwork was normal but they did not do an androgen level. I go see my PCP on monday and I will suggest that she order that and a few other tests. I am gonna have to read up on the glucose tolerance test as well. Thanks again! emoticon

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RENLLY 6/20/2014 3:47PM

    Usually they see what they call the "string of pearls" - which are a bunch of small cysts on the ovary. But there are other ways to diagnose such as a combination of higher testosterone levels, higher blood pressure, higher blood sugar levels acne, thinning hair on scalp, irregular periods, extra hair on face/back/chest, and weight gain.

It can be harder to lose weight because of insulin resistance - but many women with PCOS find that diabetic like diets and drugs like Metformin can help to regulate blood sugar and help them to lose weight.

Good luck!

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NELLJONES 6/20/2014 7:45AM

    I lost an ovary to PCOS, but weight wasn't an affect before or after.

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    PCOS = hard to loose weight?!?!

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