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How long can contraceptive pills be taken for treatment of PCOD? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 16-Oct-2014
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Doctor:Hi
User:Hello Doctor,
User:i recently took my wife to a gynecologist and she suggested we get her thyroid tests and a scan for poly cystic ovaries for weight issues done. On doing that, her thyroid tests came out normal but was diagnosed with poly cystic ovaries. The doctors advised that she take the contraceptive pills XXXXXXX for six months to deal with the problem. The concern is if she should take those pills for so long with all the possible side effects.
User:i am attaching report
Doctor:sure
Doctor:Is there any problem in attaching the report?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yes
User:it is uploading, net connection is bit slow
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:no problem
Doctor:Lets discuss the issue till the report gets uploaded.
User:sure
Doctor:PCOD is due to hormonal imbalance.
Doctor:during ovulation due to lack of hormone there is difficulty in ova release.
Doctor:this leads to formation of the cyst
Doctor:The pills the doctor has prescribed is regular contraceptive pills which will regularize the hormonal cycle.
Doctor:The side effects would be weight gain, acne, thrombosis and irregular menstrual cycles.
User:ok
Doctor:I feel as you are not planning currently thats the doctor has prescribed you these pills.
User:ok
Doctor:Is there any other concerns you wish to discuss with me?
User:As my wife has gained lot of wait in last two year around 10+ kg she has gained
Doctor:Ok
User:so sh should not take these pills ?
Doctor:Here the weight is due to PCOD and if she doesn take pills she wont be able to normalise the hormones.
Doctor:For this she has to follow regular physical exercises.
Doctor:along with diet restriction.
User:i am uploading the report and FYI cyst are very small.. in the report you will be able to see
Doctor:sure
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