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Suggest treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome

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Posted on Tue, 11 Apr 2017
Question: What is the treatment for policystic ovaries
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Treatment is according to the symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is caused by a derangement in the action of insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar. There is no cure to this as it seems to stem from genetic origin. All treatments are aimed at reducing the symptoms it causes ( anovulation, acne, excess body hair ) and also to prevent long term complications ( endometrial hyperplasia, heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol problems ) arising out of this.
Treatment includes lifestyle modification in which weight reduction and diet plays an important role.
Metformin drug is widely used for the treatment of PCOD but should not be taken without doctor's guidance.
Low dose oral contarceptives and progesterone are also given for menstrual irregularities.
ovulation induction drugs are given for infertility.
Some doctor's prefer laparoscopic ovarian drilling but chances of adhesions are there.
For hirsuitism laser , waxing or chemical depilation can be done.

Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

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Brief Answer: Treatment is according to the symptoms. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is caused by a derangement in the action of insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar. There is no cure to this as it seems to stem from genetic origin. All treatments are aimed at reducing the symptoms it causes ( anovulation, acne, excess body hair ) and also to prevent long term complications ( endometrial hyperplasia, heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol problems ) arising out of this. Treatment includes lifestyle modification in which weight reduction and diet plays an important role. Metformin drug is widely used for the treatment of PCOD but should not be taken without doctor's guidance. Low dose oral contarceptives and progesterone are also given for menstrual irregularities. ovulation induction drugs are given for infertility. Some doctor's prefer laparoscopic ovarian drilling but chances of adhesions are there. For hirsuitism laser , waxing or chemical depilation can be done. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal