- How do you check if you have PCOS?
- What are the 4 types of PCOS?
- How can I get pregnant fast with PCOS?
- What should I not eat with PCOS?
- What does PCOS look like on an ultrasound?
- When should I get an ultrasound for PCOS?
- Should I see a gynecologist for PCOS?
- Can you have mild polycystic ovaries?
- How can I get pregnant naturally with PCOS?
- Can PCOS go away?
- Should I see a gynecologist or endocrinologist for PCOS?
How do you check if you have PCOS?
Your doctor may diagnose PCOS if you have at least two of these symptoms: Irregular periods.
Higher levels of androgen (male hormones) shown in blood tests or through symptoms like acne, male-pattern balding, or extra hair growth on your face, chin, or body.
Cysts in your ovaries as shown in an ultrasound exam..
What are the 4 types of PCOS?
There are four types of PCOS: Insulin-resistant PCOS, Inflammatory PCOS, Hidden-cause PCOS, and Pill-induced PCOS. This is the most common type of PCOS.
How can I get pregnant fast with PCOS?
For women with PCOS who are overweight or obese, a modest weight loss sometimes results in more regular ovulation, which increases the chance of pregnancy. For those who know they ovulate, having sex during the “fertile window” (the five days leading up to and including ovulation) boosts the chance of conception.
What should I not eat with PCOS?
Examples of processed foods to limit on a PCOS diet include:Cakes, candy, cookies, and other sweets.Sweetened cereals.Yogurts with added sugar.Ice cream with excess added sugar or sugar substitutes.
What does PCOS look like on an ultrasound?
Transvaginal ultrasound On an ultrasound image (inset), a polycystic ovary shows many follicles. Each dark circle on the ultrasound image represents a fluid-filled follicle in the ovary. Your doctor may suspect PCOS if you have 20 or more follicles in each ovary. There’s no test to definitively diagnose PCOS .
When should I get an ultrasound for PCOS?
You do not need to have an ultrasound if you have criteria 1 and 2. In women younger than 20 years, ultrasounds are not recommended. This means that irregular periods and hyperandrogenism need to be present for a diagnosis of PCOS to be made.
Should I see a gynecologist for PCOS?
Obstetrician/gynecologists: Because menstrual and fertility problems can be your first warning signs of PCOS, many women start their journey with their gynecologist. Depending on your needs and other symptoms, your gynecologist might continue to treat you or refer you to an endocrinologist to coordinate your care.
Can you have mild polycystic ovaries?
Not all symptoms occur in all women with PCOS. For example, some women with PCOS have some excess hair growth but have normal periods and fertility. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. For example, mild unwanted hair is normal, and it can be difficult to say when it becomes abnormal in women with mild PCOS.
How can I get pregnant naturally with PCOS?
There are a number of effective fertility treatments available, from Clomid to gonadotropins to IVF. Most women will be able to conceive with a combination of lifestyle changes and fertility drugs. While some women with PCOS will need IVF, the great majority will get pregnant using lower-tech fertility treatments.
Can PCOS go away?
There is currently no cure for PCOS, and it does not go away on its own. Even after menopause, women with PCOS often continue to have high levels of androgens as well as insulin resistance. This means that the health risks associated with PCOS are lifelong.
Should I see a gynecologist or endocrinologist for PCOS?
Endocrinologist. While your family doctor or gynecologist may suspect that you have the disorder, it’s strongly recommended that you consult with an endocrinologist for further diagnostic testing and treatment. An endocrinologist specifically treats disorders of the hormonal system.