The Reality Regarding Pcos

 

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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PCOS | My Story | My Truth

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Pathophysiology of polycystic ovarian syndrome

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I Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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5 Things Your Gynecologist Wants You To Know: PCOS Misconceptions

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

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Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Video – Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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The Truth About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is considered the most common cause of female infertility. But, with proper diagnosis and treatment, many women with PCOS are able to achieve a healthy pregnancy. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a constellation of symptoms affecting about 10% of women.

PCOS can begin in the teen years and affect women almost all the way up until they go through menopause when women’s hormones naturally diminish and their periods naturally stop. PCOS can present in many different ways but the hallmarks of PCOS are irregular periods and acne or facial hair. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. Women with PCOS tend to have higher amounts of male hormones.

Learn more at WebMD. Polycystic Ovaries Women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome have multiple small cysts located on their ovaries. In a picture of a polycystic ovary, the ovary is larger than normal, with cysts resembling a string of pearls located around the edge.

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that affects women in their child-bearing years and alters the levels of multiple hormones, resulting in problems affecting many body systems. Most women with polycystic ovary syndrome produce excess male sex hormones (androgens), a condition called hyperandrogenism. Having too much of these hormones typically leads to excessive body hair. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder affecting women without any real cause or cure, “though there’s likely a combination of genetic and environmental factors at play,” says Julie Levitt, M.D., ob-gyn at The Women’s Group of Northwestern in Chicago. Polycystic ovary syndrome Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Women with PCOS have a hormonal imbalance and metabolism problems that may affect their overall health and appearance.

PCOS is also a common and treatable cause of infertility. There is good news and bad news about the relationship between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and menopause. First, here’s the bad news.

Many women who suffer from this condition of the ovaries—a condition that affects fertility, pregnancy, and the natural reproductive cycle—believe that when menopause comes, their symptoms will lessen. The Truth About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is considered the most common cause of female infertility. But, with proper diagnosis and treatment, many women with PCOS are able to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

List of related literature:

Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia are now recognized as a common feature of polycystic ovary syndrome and an important contributing cause of the hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation that characterize the disorder.

“Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility” by Leon Speroff, Marc A. Fritz
from Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility
by Leon Speroff, Marc A. Fritz
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005

In polycystic ovary syndrome, there may be symptoms of androgen excess, such as acne and hirsutism, and weight gain.

“Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics” by Karen Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman, Richard E. Behrman, Hal B. Jenson
from Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics
by Karen Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

PCOS is characterized by anovulation with varying degrees of menstrual irregularity and infertility; hyperandrogenism with hirsutism, acne, male pattern of hair loss, and obesity; polycystic ovaries; and hyperinsulinemia with insulin resistance.

“Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States” by Sheila Grossman
from Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
by Sheila Grossman
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2013

Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder to affect women during their reproductive years.1 The symptoms of PCOS include menstrual cycle disturbance and features of hyperandrogenism (hirsutism, acne, alopecia), with associated fertility problems, obesity and psychological issues.

“Obstetrics & Gynaecology: An Evidence-based Text for MRCOG, Third Edition” by David M. Luesley, Mark Kilby
from Obstetrics & Gynaecology: An Evidence-based Text for MRCOG, Third Edition
by David M. Luesley, Mark Kilby
CRC Press, 2016

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has at least two of the following conditions: oligo-ovulation or anovulation, elevated levels of androgens, or clinical signs of hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovaries.

“Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children” by Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD, Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD
from Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children
by Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD, Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

A woman is considered to have polycystic ovarian syndrome when she has other symptoms in addition to the cysts on the ovaries, such as acne, hirsutism, weight gain, pelvic pain and infertility.

“Nursing the Surgical Patient” by Rosie Pudner
from Nursing the Surgical Patient
by Rosie Pudner
Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2010

The underlying pathophysiologic defect in PCOS is insulin resistance, which leads to increased testosterone production by the ovaries, resulting in impairment of ovulation, irregular, infrequent, or absent menses, hirsutism, and acne.

“Present Knowledge in Nutrition” by John W. Erdman, Jr., Ian A. MacDonald, Steven H. Zeisel
from Present Knowledge in Nutrition
by John W. Erdman, Jr., Ian A. MacDonald, Steven H. Zeisel
Wiley, 2012

PCOS is a clinicopathologic syndrome, and the finding of polycystic ovaries with little or no evidence of prior ovulation in wedge biopsy specimens does not warrant the diagnosis per se in the absence of the usual clinical findings.

“Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract” by Ancel Blaustein, Robert J. Kurman
from Blaustein’s Pathology of the Female Genital Tract
by Ancel Blaustein, Robert J. Kurman
Springer, 2002

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrine disorder, affecting 10% of women of reproductive age, yet it is frequently overlooked.1,2 PCOS affects young women with oligo-ovulation (which leads to oligomenorrhea in more than 75% of affected patients), infertility, acne, and hirsutism.

“Integrative Medicine E-Book” by David Rakel
from Integrative Medicine E-Book
by David Rakel
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

The polycystic ovary syndrome is characterized by high levels of testosterone in the blood, increased hair growth (hirsutism), multiple ovarian cysts, irregular menstruation, and lack of ovulation.

“Epilepsy: A Patient and Family Guide” by Orrin Devinsky, MD
from Epilepsy: A Patient and Family Guide
by Orrin Devinsky, MD
Springer Publishing Company, 2007

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
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  • Yes we can definitely cure it by yoga.Do yoga regularly.u can search yoga postures on internet and pray God. Everything will be fine.love from INDIA ��‍♀️��‍♀️

  • Hey doctor Jones, could you please address some of the correlations between pcos and depression. How ocps could exacerbate the mood swings and low moods especially in a person with preexisting depression.

  • Nice video. In Ayurvedic system of medicine, the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is possible without any side effects. Planet Ayurveda offers PCOS Care Pack which is a non-hormonal, safe herbal formulation and very effective for PCOS.

  • I was diagnosed with PCOS at 18 and it was a bit of shock to me but my doctor told me not to worry it happens to most girls due to stress and actually most of the girls in my family got it but now they’re good and everything is fine with them and they’re happily married with kids but for me I’m 20 years old and still with the PCOS and I’m a little scared that it would lead to ovarian cancer. I really hope that whoever is diagnosed with any kind of disease to be cured soon and we all live our lives with good health��

  • I had a guy gynecologist who told me I may have it and now I have female gynecologist who is helping me get down to the source of the problem…. Recently found out my thyroid is out of whack That can be a big problem Too! so let’s see where it’s going,,,,,,I also tried Yonni pearls and steam������������

  • I’m 23 and I was diagnosed with pcos when I was around 18. I was put on birth control for 3 months and metformin. The gynaecologist told me that I’d probably have to take metformin lifelong and said there was nothing else that could be done. I’d just have to take meds and exercise to lose weight. But that didn’t help much with my irregular periods and cramps.
    Around what 2 years back, my mother got worried about being being constantly on meds and we went to another doctor. She did a series of tests on me and concluded that I didn’t have pcos. But like before, I still had irregular periods, which sometimes would result in be bleeding for 14-15 days. And the cramps were horrible.
    This year in Jan, I went to a endocrinologist. She listed down all my symptoms and consulted with the hospital’s gynaecologist and I am once again diagnosed with pcos.
    I wasn’t given birth control pills this time, but instead given meds that will apparently help my periods to start if I exceed 40+ days without it. I’m also back on metformin.
    I have gained almost 20+ kgs over the course of 4-5 years even though I’m not someone who eats much, and I cannot lose it no matter how hard I try. My periods still become irregular and the pain that comes with it can be unbearable, leaving me bedridden for days. I also suffer from acne which can go out of control at times and hairloss.
    To add to that, I have had atopic dermatitis ever since I was 13, and that just worsens my skin problems.
    As a girl in her 20s, this is really tough. Not being able to fit in pretty clothes and dresses, not being able to feel good about my skin, and overall feeling sick most of the time takes a big toll on my mental health. My anxiety can be overwhelming at times and my depression is always around the corner.

  • I know this is an older video but i was diagnosed with PCOS this year and this video really helped! Although i have alot or other symptoms that doctors cannot explain…i have the typical symptoms however i get a period every 2-3 months then ill bleed anywhere from 4-12 weeks…ive had to have alot of blood transfusion, i have insulin problems, kidney problems etc…i was told removing my overies could help but my doctor doesn’t think its nessasary but every day is a painful struggle!!! Im also allergic to every birth control ive tried and actually lost one of tubes due to the IUD…im 25 and in the hospital almost every month! Any advice on what to tell my doctor to get them to listen so im not just marching on with no solution?

  • I was barely diagnosed with PCOS at age 36 despite experiencing PCOS symptoms since menarche at age 11. It took reproductive endocrinology to diagnose me after over a year of infertility. Broke my heart how much I have been ignored as I would beg for answers to my extremely irregular and extremely painful periods throughout my lifetime. I was very skinny up until about age 26 where I started to work out like crazy and calorie restrict and somehow managed to defy the laws of physics not realizing that PCOS can be very tricky and that is not simply a matter of calories in versus calories out. Clinically based on my caloric intake I was anorexic the only thing that didn’t make me anorexic was motive. Later I would find out that with PCOS some women will gain weight if they calorie restricted too much and do too stressful of exercise such as what I was doing. I remember being told by physician after physician ‘even if you have PCOS it won’t matter until you’re trying to get pregnant so don’t worry about it until then’. I truly feel that those positions did me a disservice as my husband and I were forced to go to IVF in order to start our family, on the plus side I am now five weeks pregnant with our first and couldn’t be happier. Love your information!

  • I am diagnosed with PCOS and I got my. Every month and the only way I found out I was pregnant is I missed it when I was supposed to get it I have the flo app on my phone and that’s how I found out I was pregnant but I lost the babies

  • I was found to have a cyst the size of a cantaloupe that was gangrenous that was located on my fallopian tube not far from my right ovary. I was 13 at the time the cyst was found. I was not diagnosed with PCOS until 4 years later. I admittedly extreme case of PCOS where I have had so many painful cysts (most of which have burst on their own), I have found that I have to avoid soy and other high estrogen or phyto-estrogen containing foods or my breast size continues to go up, I went from a 44DDD to a 44M in just over 2 1/2 years. I was told several of these misconceptions but most of what I have learned I have had to figure out for myself.

  • It’s not Pcos, it’s P.C.O.S.. Also, a serious medical issue should NOT be voiced over by a child, it talks down to women. I agree with other posters about the terrible graphics. This video tells you NOTHING about the medical condition.

  • I used to have periods that were nonstop for a month plus when they’d come and months apart when they wouldn’t. I went to 5 OB’s here in Texas, had several scans where on my ovaries each time excessive amounts of little cysts were seen but no doctor would pull the trigger on the PCOS diagnosis. Through this my fiance and I were also trying to start a family which just wasn’t happening. Finally went to a general doctor, told her my issue and she ran all the test to confirm yes, I did indeed have pcos. She started me on a life style change focusing on diet and exercise and began me on the magic pill Metformin. Within a year I lost 75ibs and got pregnant. We had a miscarriage of that pregnancy, restarted the Metformin and within 3 months was repregnant. My sweet rainbow baby is due Jan 28th and I couldn’t be more excited. �� keep looking until you find a doctor who will listen and help you.

  • Drop your insta username (or any other way through which i can reach to you) if you wanna be in a PCOS group. This group will only be for people who are struggling/Struggled with PCOS/PCOD. I hope we will be able to help each other, share our experiences, share information and most importantly just support each other. ��

  • Hey this look pretty convincing, thank you. By the way did you take a look at Tilly Strankten’s website? there’s a method to feel energized and relaxed, and forgetting about the stabbing pain if that’s what you’re looking for. Usually takes 30-60 days to take full effect, even though you can begin feeling the relief in a week.

  • I have depression, anxiety, i gained a ton of weight over the past 3 years and have hair growth. I feel so lost and out of control. I went to a nutritionist and they literally told me to follow the food guide the appointment was so short, it wasnt helpful at all. I told my docotr about my hair growth and she just like haha get lazer removal before it turns grey, it just happens. They just want you out the door to pump as many patients through in a day as possible. So frustrating.

  • my periods have been irregular for forever but recently theyve been monthly like normal and now i havent had a period since march…:(

  • So, prior to and after my miscarriage in October, it was determined I had low progesterone. I just went for an ultrasound to check to see if I have cysts, ovarian torsion, and free fluid. There are no notes about cysts, but it says no evidence of the others. I just find it strange that my OBGYN only did estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid tests prior to doing the ultrasound and not doing androgen levels. My husband has Low Testosterone and he had his estrogen, FSH, LH, prolactin, etc tested when they were checking his testosterone.

  • to all the women having pcos don’t worry i have it too and got my period naturally and you will get your period naturally
    maintain a healthy protein rich diet and drink ground flax seeds with lime with warm water
    don’t forget to workout evry day

  • Thank you for sharing your story-I sent my niece this link because she is scared of turning into a so called reality star trying to convince the world her life is fabulous

  • Nowadays 2 to 3% of women are suffering from PCOS problem. In some cases, unhealthy food may lead to it. Some proper homeopathic remedies can cure this problem, and particularly in treating PCOS without any complications, Homeocare International is the best choice.

  • Your story is almost identical to mine. My heart goes out to you, I was in total despair for nearly 10 years before I finally got control of things. Thank you for sharing ��

  • I remember being overweight and having very irregular period, my doc didn’t even say a word about lifestyle change, just told me to take Diana-36 for a year because I won’t be able to get pregnant without it and I have to take it all my life. I did take it for a year, after getting off the pill got my period 2 times that month and then my period became as irregular as it was before. I started working out, drank a lot of water, started eating healthy (low carb, only unrefined carbs) and guess what? I get my period every month, on the same day!! No pain, no mood swings, like omg ��

  • I was diagnosed with PCOS last year, and I got a good laugh from the drawing of the PCOS cycle. The little “what’s that over there” loopdeloops is pretty much me every day, lol.

  • i was diagnosed with pcos sometime ago. since pcos is related to the endo system, it can overlap with autoimmune diseases. i also have hyperthyroidism so my endo doctor and gyno were both trying to solve my lack of periods issues but none of what they tried was helping me. turns out, earlier this year i was diagnosed with celiac disease and ever since i went on a gluten-free diet my periods have returned. i was on the mini-pill too for a while, maybe that helped a bit, but i stopped taking them because they made me feel really sick.

  • I started an instagram account (sabrina_plantbased) to share my pcos journey re. Weight loss and adult acne. Pls. Follow me if you want to know more about my struggles in the past. Sending love & light, Sabrina

  • I have P.C.O.S. and I rarely have a appetite but I make sure to eat but I don’t eat a lot or over eat and it’s so frustrating! I continue to either gain weight or can’t lose it so that sucks! But if anyone knows a good way to keep ur weight down or just not gaining any more, plz lmk I would love to find something. It’s so annoying that anything I do, just doesn’t seem to matter with my weight. However, I haven’t had money or insurance for the past 2 years so I need to get it so that I can see a Dr again, and get some kind of treatment. So any advice for my weight would be greatly appreciated!�� God bless you all and thanks for the video! Very helpful����

  • I also used to be extremely underweight and even though I had irregular periods, didn’t get pregnant after 6 years of unprotected sex, and my sister has pcos, when I went to get diagnosed the male doctor I had looked me up and down and said “No you would be fat if you had it” and refused to test me. I only got diagnosed AFTER I became obese.

  • Thank you lord for your blessings I’m now a mother on my own, also thank you so much Dr unuayan for your help you really a God sent too me your herbs is really working i promise too recommend people too you once i have mine now I’m doing what i promise God. Email him via “” [email protected] gmail.com also he’s whatsApp number is +2348134647497.

  • I have PCOS and while I do have the “string of pearls” I’ve never had a cyst rupture. I haven’t ovulated in at least a year (I test ever day) so I’m getting worried about what may be happening with my body. I’m only 24 and hope to have a baby someday. I have most symptoms of PCOS including IR, extra hair on face but loss of hair on my head, weight gain and a few others.

  • To all women who struggle with infertility due to PCO: “Don’t give up hope!”
    I have PCOS and right now I am 7 months pregnant! We tried for over a year and I got pregnant naturally. There is hope, just don’t let Hope be taken away from you!

  • I’ve been going back and forth on whether I have PCOS or Hypothyroidism based on my symptoms. My periods are usually 5-6 weeks apart, though once or twice a year sometimes I will go 8-10 weeks between cycles. I do ovulate (based on my BBT and OPKs). My BBT runs low. 96.9 on average for my follicular phase and 97.9 for my luteal phase. I suffered a miscarriage 7 and a half years ago, had an abnormal pap smear 7 years ago, and have suffered from infertility for the last 7 and half years since my miscarriage. I am overweight, but I haven’t always been. That’s only occurred in the last 4 years. I don’t have excess body hair. My mom had PCOS. I do feel like I have low libido and energy in general. More likely PCOS or Hypothyroidism? I’ve heard that they are correlated, but is there any big key symptom difference?

  • I’m 16 and last year I was diagnosed with pcos. I have a regular period every month and I’m not particularly overweight just 3 or 4 kg.
    I had really bad acne since I was 11 but now it’s better I just have the scars.
    I’m keeping a healthy diet but I spend most of my time studying for school so I can’t really exercise a lot I I’m struggling to loose those 4 Kg.
    This thing makes me struggle a lot mentally I’m stressed everytime I have to go outside at the thought that people see me and potentially judge me, and some days when I look in the mirror seeing that nothing changes is really tough to deal with.
    Also the possibility of infertility really scares me and makes me sad cause when I’ll grow up I would really love to have a family.
    I know that a lot of people with this Syndrom have worse problems than I do cause I’m healthy at the end of the day, some kg that I can’t loose aren’t a big deal but it makes me feel so bad mentally and I don’t know how to fix it.
    I’m sorry if I seem delusional or childish cause I should just work out but it’s not that easy.
    Having good grades, being the smart one etc has always been the most important thing for me so taking away time from school it’s really not easy for me.

    (I’m Italian so if there are some mistakes forgive my English I’m still learning it.
    You can correct me I appreciate it cause I can improve. )

  • It’s true I was unfortunately diagnosed with pcos but I don’t have cysts I was told…but I don’t ovulate or I guess I don’t no when it occurs I’m taking progesterone and metformin do you have any advice for me in trying to conceive?

  • They told me i can never have kids because of that hormone balance i gave up i did everything they asked me nothing,age 38 i got pregnant i have a daughter and a son

  • My other ovary got removed when i was 16 because of blood cloth blocking my fallopian tube and now 4 yrs later i’m scared that i will not get pregnant if i don’t live healthy so i’m trying to lose weight atm. Hoping for the best

  • I have PCOS and MDJ hits every question or problem I’ve ever had. However I didn’t know about the cancer risk. I was diagnosed when I was 18. Metformin never helped me but I’ve been kept on it to help prevent diabetes. I still stay in the pre diabetic A1C level range. The question I have to widest range of answers is.. Which is best for PCOS, to stay on BCP or stay off them? My uterine lining stays thick even with regular periods. So what’s up with that?

  • PCOS is common and affects 10 to 15% of women in childbearing age. PCOS tends to cause irregular menstrual cycles and sometimes irregular bleeding, excessive hair on the face and body. You would also notice an excessive loss of hair on the scalp, but there is unusual hair growth in areas such as hands, chest, face, stomach, back, and toes. Homeocare International has experience of treating the large number of women suffering from PCOS and controlling it in a natural way.

  • PCOS since I was in highschool ; irregular periods ; facial hair ; heavy bleeding ; painful periods & recently difficulty sleeping. Been on the pill ; been operated on in the past to have them removed, my gynae suggests I lose weight.

  • I love the last question! I have PCOS, but got pregnant on my second cycle(about 6 months of tracking and trying) of trying to conceive! We figured we’d give it a shot for a little bit and see if it worked without needing to medicate for ovulation and it did!

  • Am trying for 1 yr to get pregnant i have 1 child but after 16 yrs,am ready for another baby. I decided to go to the doc and found out i have mild pcos. Nw that explains y i have facial hair and acne. Am nw having to understand my body and deal with trying to get pregnant with doc help. Not to mention losing weight which i didn’t realize was because of pcos. Wish me luck. U conquered it and i am confident i can.

  • Well definitely not���� I’m sitting here currently pregnant with my 2nd at 23 years old.
    I’m not on metformin or anything else. I’m pretty fucking fertile lol