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Cysters Unite!

by | July 12, 2011

Let’s face it – women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) have a lot of uphill battles to climb. First of all, there are the nonexistent periods…that when they do come, do so with a vengeance! Then there’s the issue of acne (aren’t pimples supposed to go away after you hit 20??). Also, the extra hair read more

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Causes of Infertility: Ovulatory Disorders

by | June 17, 2011

Approximately 15 % of infertility is secondary to ovulatory dysfunction. It is very important to figure out what the dysfunction is, as different causes have different treatments. First and foremost comes obtaining adequate information from a patient’s history. If a woman is having irregular periods or lack of periods or bleeding all the time, she read more

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Metformin and PCOS

by | March 22, 2011

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common reproductive endocrine disorder that affects approximately 10% of reproductive age women. It causes menstrual irregularity due to disruption of normal ovulatory mechanisms. PCOS is also associated with increased male hormones in the circulation which cause increased coarse facial/body hair and acne. Many women with PCOS are obese, however read more

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What is Premature ovarian failure?

by | December 8, 2010

The average age of menopause in the U.S. is age 51 yrs. If a woman enters menopause before age 40 yrs, she is considered to have premature ovarian failure (POF) which essentially means that the ovaries have stopped functioning earlier than would be expected. The signs and symptoms would include seldom or absent periods as read more

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