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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) causes your ovaries to act abnormally and lead to irregular or absent menstruation, ovulation abnormal or absent, and hence infertility. PCOS is a common cause of infertility, occurring in about 5 to 10 percent of women age procreate. The symptoms of PCOS will usually show up after puberty, when menstruation begins. In some women, changes Hormone May begin as soon as the menstrual cycle first time. In most women with PCOS, changes occur gradually over time.
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Â • Darkened color along the neck, armpits, groin, inner thighs
Â • Obesity
Â • periods menstrual irregular or no periods
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Pregnancy and PCOS
The fact the causes of PCOS usually comes in your pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is considered to be mistress of your body, because it triggers release of hormones in your body. Instead of the normal hormonal balance reproduction, PCOS causes your hormones become out of sync. PCOS causes also showed high levels of male hormones (androgens). The result of this complex hormonal imbalance is that ovulation occurs irregularly, if at all.
In cells with normal ovarian function to normal ovulation, a follicle reaches and a mature egg is released each month, which corresponds to raising the level of progesterone. In polycystic ovaries, there are many follicles, but they do not mature and, therefore, no egg is released. Because eggs are not released, the rate of progesterone is still weak and out of sync with their counterparts in other hormones, androgens and estrogens. This results in irregular periods and continues the cycle hormonal imbalance of PCOS. In addition, many women with PCOS produce too much insulin or the insulin they produce does not work correctly. Insulin is a hormone that controls your body use sugar (glucose), but also plays a role in PCOS. Insulin disrupts the normal growth of follicles in the ovaries. The affected ovaries contain a great number of immature egg follicles, they become abnormally enlarged and function abnormally.
The causes of PCOS
Women with PCOS often have a member family with the condition. In fact, PCOS is considered a genetic disorder. This means that if you have PCOS, most likely you are born with condition. Remember that PCOS may also be sent to your female children.
In PCOS diagnosis, your doctor will ask about your health, your menstrual cycle and your family history. The doctor will also perform a physical examination and blood tests to check your hormone levels. If PCOS is suspected, a pelvic ultrasound may be done for near your ovaries.
Treatment depends on your symptoms and your desire for pregnancy. A diet low carbohydrate diabetic and that regular exercise may be prescribed to reduce your insulin levels. In addition, research has shown that about 75 percent of women with PCOS respond well to fertility drugs. In some cases, laparoscopic surgery is necessary to remove ovarian cysts, which resulted PCOS.
Women with PCOS should be aware of potential long-term health. They are at an increased risk of developing cancer uterus and are at risk of developing diabetes. PCOS has also been linked to heart disease, abnormal lipid profile and blood pressure. Because of these increased risks to health, women with PCOS should be evaluated carefully by their doctor on an annual basis or more frequently. PCOS is a condition that you were born with, so you can never be truly cured. However, with proper treatment, your symptoms may be relieved and you can live a healthy and normal. Pregnancy is certainly possible but may require preparation and treatment to be determined between you and your doctor.
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Can a woman with more follicles in the ovary can be hyperovulation?
I found that I have an ovary with 9 follicles and an ovary with 18 follicles. This can lead the publication of two eggs, or more chance of a twin pregnancy?
It is "possible" – the real factor is the number reaches maturity. . . during each cycle, women have more follicles on their ovaries. . . but "generally" one expires and the release of an egg. On average 10 to 20 follicles will start each month. . . but when it is time to ovulate, the Most of them have not fully developed and are reabsorbed by the body. http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/ovarianconditions/a/yrovrisovuovads.htm
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