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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   hello, i have pcos and im looking for a diet that can control and reduce my condition. i am also trying to conceive thankyou.
User :   ?
Doctor :   pcos is a disorder and it cannot be controlled by the diet alone
User :   i am already taking medication but i also want to do something natural to help it
User :   i have also gained alot of weight
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have acne, hair line thinning and excessive hair growth
User :   at the moment i am on metformin, follic acids and since i have another cyst growing i am on the pill
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User :   i have heard the a low G.I diet helps control pcos
Doctor :   it is wrong

User :   i also smoke
Doctor :  
the diet in the pcod is to reduce the weight not to treat or control the PCOS
User :   so if i reduce weight, will it not deter the cyst from growing?
Doctor :  
User :   so how can i, naturaly reduce or control my pcod?
Doctor :   naturally it is not possible
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it is by treatment only
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and the treatment is very lengthy and cumbersome
User :   so regardless of what i eat or drink it will not effect my pcos?
User :   is it not important to eat healthy when having this condition as opposed to someone perfectly normal
User :   do oily foods sugar ets aggravate a cyst?
User :   etc*
User :   iv also had a laparoscopy
Doctor :   food has no relation to the cyst formation or the development of pcod

User :   so why do doctors recommend over weight pcod patients to reduce weight?
Doctor :  
since pcod causes obesity, the diet here is to reduce obesity
User :   ohk..
User :   so what do you think i should do?
User :   is thier any treatment that you would reccommend?
Doctor :   yes there is a treatment for people suffering from pcod
User :   i have been to several doctors..i have been prescribed duoluton for this month as i have a slightly laege follicle
Doctor :  
the treatment is directed to control the symptoms
User :   what is the treatment
Doctor :   it depends from person to person and the symptoms you have from the pcod
Doctor :  
what symptoms do you have because of the pcod?
User :   hair loos hair groth acne irregular periods (no ovulation) over weight
Doctor :  
so you have obesity, androgenic effect like hair growth, acne, and infertility problem
User :   infertility is my primary symptom
User :   i have been diagnosed with pcod 6 years ago
Doctor :   it is the most difficult symptom to treat
User :   i have been undergoing treatments
User :   i have been gettin a regular follicular study
Doctor :   ok
User :   i ovulated the first mnoth after my laparoscpy
User :   but failed to conceive
Doctor :  
User :   ever since my follicles become very big
Doctor :  
User :   they go up to 30mm
Doctor :  
User :   at the moment i have a follicle that is 40m
User :   mm
User :   so i have discontinued the follicular study to go on a pill
User :   as my doctor says "to surpress it"
Doctor :  
User :   but i am not satisfied..i feel it is very slow
User :   she is suppose to be a good doctor but would you recommend me gettin another option?
User :  
User :   what medication would you recommend? so i can suggest it to my doctor?
User :   and also, what treatment is best for me?
Doctor :   pcod is a disorder related to endocrine system
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meaning hormonal in nature
User :   she gives me letros on the second day of my period, and i have done some research and have found out that letroz it used for treating cancer patients
User :   letroz*
Doctor :  
it is also used in patients who have pcod for inducing ovulation
User :   i am confused, because when i went to london, the doctors told me that my doctor is giving me an overdose of follic acids
User :   and when i told my doctor she said it doesnt matter
Doctor :   you are confused because you read a lot in the net.
Doctor :  
all the information provided in the net are not reliable
Doctor :   she is right folic acid do not have any effect in your infertility problem
User :   so what do you recommend?
Doctor :   the treatment in the infertility of pcod is lengthy, time consuming, expensive and cumbersome.
Doctor :  
would you like to get a second opinion from a gynecologist regarding your problem
User :   yes please
Doctor :   you can visit our home page and look into for the second opinion tab
Doctor :   there you will find gynaecologist
User :   can i chat with someone
Doctor :   no chat is not possible with superspecalist
Doctor :  
only e mail or phone call
User :   ohk
User :   thankyou
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