- Q How is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) treated?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicinePCOS treatment depends on what symptoms you have. Birth control pills may be prescribed because they regulate hormone levels and help stabilize menstrual periods. What’s more, they prevent acne, overgrowth of the uterine lining--a potential risk... Full Answer
- Q What is a functional ovarian cyst?
Paula Greer, Midwifery NursingFunctional ovarian cysts are a fluid filled cyst on the ovary that often form when the egg forms but doesn’t release properly. Some women are prone to these and are placed on birth control pills to suppress ovulation in hopes to prevent cyst... Full Answer
- Q What is premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicinePremenstrual syndrome is a predictable set of symptoms that occur cyclicallyone to two weeks before your periods and end one to three days after you start bleeding. Common symptoms include bloating, weight gain, breast tenderness, increased appetite and... Full Answer