Answer- PCOS is a little bit different animal actually. Here is some genetic predisposition. PCOS means bunch of those bubbles in the ovaries.
Question - What is the real cause of PCOS?
Answer - Causes of PCOD or PCOS (disease or syndrome) are obesity, genetic predisposition and some other causes of Luteinizing hormone (LH) excess.
Question - Does that mean fat women have high risk of PCOS?
Answer - PCOS kicks in when a woman is obese. There are more fat cells to convert Androstendione to Estrone. Estrone has such effect that it stimulates pituitary secretion of LH. In this case LH causes growth of the cysts in the ovaries.
Also, women with PCOS have intolerance to glucose (sugar) and resistance to insulin.
It means there is a lot of insulin (hormone that helps to utilize glucose mainly).
Question - What is the treatment for PCOS?
Answer - The treatment for PCOS includes different medications: oral contraceptives, progesterone, ovarian wedge resection, mechanical hair removal etc. All methods break the cycle of overproduction. The medications are either hormones themselves or hormone-like substances that occupy receptor site and prevent regular hormone to work.
The medications act on different levels. Normal hormones have very complicated regulation. There are loops and feedback in the pathways.
To suppress a hormone production or action, you give similar hormone or another hormone or nonhormone at all, that goes to the feedback loop and breaks it and so on. It's really long separate discussion.
Basically, you either decrease hormone production or shift ratio toward female hormones.
Another way, the best probably, is weight loss. No fat cells - no conversion of androgens etc. You can make conclusions yourself.
It's the first line of treatment.
For larger cysts, doctor would order pelvic ultrasound.
Most follicular cyst will resolve on their own, in six to eight weeks. If the cyst is still there after 6-8 weeks, a suspicion arises that the cyst maybe malignant. Then doctor orders other studies. CT scans. Physician may perform surgical procedures also.
Question - Can ruptured cyst be infected?
Answer - Cyst content is very nutrient-rich. All those cells and their products are dedicated to feeding the OOCYTE (future baby). Rupture may cause significant bleeding as well. This blood is also different from the blood in your vessels. So, it is very nutrient-rich media for bacteria growth. If a female had another pelvic infection before, that infection can flare up. In a normal person peritoneal cavity should be sterile. However, any gynecological or gastrointestinal infection may supply bacteria. Now, mix these bacteria with the content of the leaking cyst. It just destined to become infected.
All questions are answered by the specialist Dr. Kavokin.
As you know prevention is better than cure. There is a new approach to ovarian cysts. This is called the Holistic approach or the natural treatment for the ovarian cysts and thousands of women all around the world have found that the holistic approach had proved to be the best for them.
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