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Polycystic Ovary

Women who have been using birth control pills for many years may have a risk to face irregular periods and not becoming pregnant when they stop taking birth control pills.

Polycystic Ovary

Birth control pills should not be used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Polycystic Ovary

Egg does not grow or grows slowly which causes lack of ovulation and periods or delayed ovulation and periods in some women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Polycystic Ovary

Obese and overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome using birth control pills particularly have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis, varicose veins, insulin resistance, gaining weight (water retention), psychiatric disorders like depression, pancreatitis, gallstones, cholecystitis and breast cancer.

Polycystic Ovary

Hypothyroidism by decreasing energy consumption leads to weight gain and obesity. Weight gain and obesity triggers the onset of symptoms such as irregular periods and excessive hair growth in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Polycystic Ovary

Absence of periods causes thickening of inner lining of uterus (endometrium). These women with thickened inner lining of uterus may have bleedings which are long lasting, heavy and including dark coagulum.

Polycystic Ovary

Hypothalamic-hypophysial-ovarian axis usualy is not mature by 16 years of age. For this reason, use of birth control pills under the age of 16 may block the maturation of hypothalamic-hypophysial-ovarian axis.

Polycystic Ovary

There is a link between birth control pills use and breast cancer. The breast cancer risk is highest in the women who started using birth control pills as teenagers and who used birth control pills for longer years prior to first full term pregnancy.

Polycystic Ovary

Test tube baby is not the first choice for treatment in women with polycystic ovary syndrome who desire having a baby.

Polycystic Ovary

Excessive growth of thick, dark and strong hairs on upper lip, chin, sideburn areas, around the nipple region, between the breasts, abdomen, back, shoulders, inner and outer thighs and arms is a common symptom in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Polycystic Ovary

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are divided into three subgroups (A,B,C).

Polycystic Ovary

Pancreas produces much more insulin than normal in women with insulin resistance. Hyperinsulinemia (increased insulin levels) causes excessive hair growth by two ways, including increased production of male hormones (testosterone, etc.) in ovaries and decreased production of SHBG in liver.

Polycystic Ovary

Body fat (adipose tissue) percentage is negatively correlated with sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels. For this reason, overweight and obese women have low levels of SHBG. Low SHBG levels cause excessive hair growth in overweight or obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic Ovary

Hypothyroidism can lead to excessive hair growth even in normal weight women with polycystic ovary syndrome if she has an increased body fat percentage.

Polycystic Ovary

The primary principle of the treatment of excessive hair growth is to decrease the production and efficacy of male hormones (testosterone, etc.) and to increase the production of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) which neutralizes the male hormones.

Subgroups of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are divided into three subgroups (A,B,C)...

Oral Contraceptives and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Birth control pills should not be used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome...

Excessive Hair Growth and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Excessive growth of thick, dark and strong hairs on upper lip, chin, sideburn areas, neck, around the nipple region, between the breasts, abdomen, back, shoulders, inner and outer thighs...

Pregnancy and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome should be considered to have a high risk pregnancy...

Irregular Periods and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Egg does not grow or grows slowly which causes lack of ovulation and periods or delayed ovulation and periods..

Desire for Pregnancy and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Test tube baby is not the first choice for treatment in women with polycystic ovary syndrome who desire having a baby...