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How is pcos diagnosed and what would the treatment

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how is pcos diagnosed and what would the treatment involve
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 1 year ago.
Greetings.Welcome to the site.Well, the diagnosis of PCOS is basically by exclusion of other disorders which mimic symptoms of this condition and this is achieved by proper History taking, Physical and Pelvic Examinations and some Investigations like -- Glucose tolerance test, Complete Blood Count with ESR, Fasting serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels, androgen levels and Transvaginal Ultrasonography to assess appearance of ovaries and thickening of the lining of uterus.The treatment entails following remedies.-- To regulate menstrual cycle by use of combined oral contraceptive pills ( i.e combination of estrogen and progestin ) -- To help one to ovulate use of Clomiphene +/- metformin. If this too does not work in helping one to get pregnant then FSH and LH injections may be used.-- To reduce hair growth use of spironolactone.-- Weight control by dietary changes such as low fat and high carbohydrate diet and regular exercise. Refrain from alcohol and smoking. I hope this makes sense.Wish you all the best.Please kindly leave a POSITIVE RATING if you are satisfied with the answer.Regards--
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What other treatment would be used to help with weight, as I've been trying to lose belly fat but it is hard. And I've heard it's harder to lose with Pcos.
So other treatment besides exercise and healthy eating.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 1 year ago.
The best way to loose weight is changes in eating and drinking habits and regular exercise but still there is a drug called as Orlistat ( xenical ) 120 mg capsule which is used for loosing weight as it is known to aid in that, so kindly discuss this with your prescribing doctor and consider using it under the guidance of your doctor.Wish you all the best.Please kindly leave a POSITIVE RATING if you are satisfied with the answer.Regards--
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Last question how long does it take to diagnose pcos
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 1 year ago.
If you get the necessary examination and investigations done then in less than a week you may get the diagnosis. Regards
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you