Articles About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - PCOS

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Endometriosis: Diagnosis and Treatment

Woman with Stomach Pain

Keith A Hansen M.D.©
Board Certified, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
http://womens.sanfordhealth.org 
Sanford Health Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
1500 W. 22nd Street, Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 328-8800

Endometriosis remains an enigmatic, often debilitating disease affecting reproductive age women. Endometriosis is defined by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside of the normal intrauterine location associated with evidence of hemorrhage. This aberrantly located endometrial tissue is under the influence of ovarian steroids, and one sees a similar response as with normally located endometrium. Because of their responsiveness to ovarian steroids these ectopic glands and stroma undergo cycles of proliferation and bleeding on a monthly basis.

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Managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

James Douglas, M.D.©
IVF Plano
6300 W. Parker Rd. #G28
Plano, TX 75093

Managing PCOS: What You Can Do

Affecting as many as five million women in America, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) disrupts the menstrual cycle, which can lead to fertility issues. Caused by excessive testosterone and insulin, PCOS can produce various symptoms, such as irregular periods, extra weight gain, acne flare ups, and hair on the face, chest, or back. At IVF Plano, we can diagnose and treat PCOS.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Insulin Resistance

Introduction

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine abnormality in reproductive aged women affecting approximately 5-10% of this population. (NEJM 1995;333:853) The classic triad of this syndrome consists of chronic anovulation, hirsutism, and obesity. PCOS was first discovered by Stein and Leventhal (Am J Obstet Gynecol 1935;29:181) and its management has confused clinicians ever since. The exciting news recently involves understanding the contribution of insulin resistance to the etiology and treatment of PCOS. This newsletter will review the endocrinopathy and medical consequences of PCOS as well as examine the current understanding of insulin resistance and the use of insulin sensitizing agents.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: New approaches to an old problem.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine abnormality in reproductive-aged women affecting approximately 5-10% of this population.  The classic triad of this syndrome consists of chronic ovulation dysfunction, hirsutism (male pattern hair growth) and obesity.  The exciting news recently involves understanding the contribution of insulin resistance to the etiology and treatment of PCOS as well as the recent addition of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool.

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Understanding Polycystic Ovarian Disease

James Douglas, M.D.©
IVF Plano
6300 W. Parker Rd. #G28
Plano, TX 75093

In our practice, we often treat polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also referred to as polycystic ovaries (PCO) or polycystic ovarian disease, (PCOD). This condition affects as many as five million women in America. With PCOS, one of the main causes of infertility in women, regular reproductive processes, like the menstrual cycle, don’t function properly.

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