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Thyroid Gland Dysfunction and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Thyroid gland function should be investigated to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome. Particularly, it is important in the differential diagnosis of women with group A and group B. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common disease which causes a decreased thyroid gland function (hypothyroidism) in women during reproductive period. Basically, hypothyroidism leads …

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Pregnancy Complications in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Oligo-anovulation are diagnosed in approximately 20% of women who visit an infertility clinic. Particularly, 90% of these women who present oligo-anovulation are composed of group A and group B women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Group C women are usually ovulatory. However, a small number of women in group C may …

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Oral Contraceptives in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Birth control pills (Oral contraceptives) should not be used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. Birth control pills, unfortunately, are frequently used in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, although they do not treat the basic problems in polycystic ovary syndrome. DISADVANTAGES and RISKS ; Long term use without taking an occasional …

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Subgroups of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Subgroups of polycystic ovary syndrome are defined by three criteria; 1-Status of male hormones 2-Egg growth and ovulation 3-Appearance of ovaries on ultrasound examination The women with polycystic ovary syndrome are divided into three subgroups (A,B,C).The main characteristics and typical examples of these subgroups were described below; GROUP-A Group A …

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Excessive Hair Growth in Women with 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 and arms is a common symptom in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. An increase in production and efficacy of male hormones …

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Irregular Periods in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  Absent or delayed periods are common symptoms in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. These women usually have less than eight periods each year. 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, …

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