Testosterone and ovarian cysts

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Avatar f tn My daughter is 11yrs old with an ovarian cysts of 4.4cm... Her testosterone levels are high, her glucose levels are high.. her blood level has dropped to a 9... What should I do... The first doctor said she was ok.. moths after I took her back to the second doctor which sent her to do more test which came up with the results of the results I mentioned earlier... But she was not clear on how to treat her.. please what should I do....
Avatar n tn A lot of women with cysts or PCOS have elevated testosterone levels and therefore, have excessive hair, thinning hair, etc. Losing weight and other meds help control the symptoms. Talk to your doctor. If you don't feel that they give you the attention you need, please look for another doctor that will :) Good luck!
Avatar f tn I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and am also Hypothyroid. Even though I do not get the multiple cysts or have the high testosterone associated with PCOS I do have other markers for it. My sister is also hypothyroid and has been to the ER on several occasions for painful cysts. Over the years of dealing with both I've read a lot about the connection to the two. There are a number of patients who have to deal with both.
Avatar n tn Although it’s not known for sure whether benign ovarian cysts or polycystic ovaries develop into ovarian cancer, the vast majority of ovarian cysts appear to be unrelated. Women who have polycystic ovaries or ovarian cancer seldom have obvious symptoms early on. However, in both disorders, symptoms are noticed as the condition progresses. Because the ovaries are affected on both disorders, the some of the symptoms can be similar.
Avatar f tn Hi I’m 22 and have two children . I have frequent big ovarian cysts I have had cystectomys 3 times in the past 3 years. They are extremely painful and I still have no answer as to why I get them so frequent and how can I help preventing them . I have tried many different birth controls and I went even with out. I have not had a period in a long time like a year not at all .
Avatar f tn Mostly they are symptomless But Ovarian cysts can, however, cause problems if they twist, bleed, or rupture. Most ovarian cysts will go away on their own. One of the most effective treatments for ovarian cysts is use of contraceptive pills or progesterone pills. It can also be treated surgically and this procedure is known as drilling. Other modes of treatment are laparoscopic surgery, laparotomy or surgery for complicated ovarian cysts.
Avatar n tn m not sure if there is a correlation between testosterone and ovarian cysts but maybe someone will address that. Your cysts are small and there is no real evidence to panic at this time. Leave a message with your doctor's answering service and ask to be called back this weekend. Hang in there.
Avatar m tn The most visible symptom is ovarian cysts, so the syndrome is named for them, but that doesn't mean that the cysts are the cause of the syndrome. They're a symptom alongside many others.
Avatar n tn Ovarian cysts are common and usually go away on their own. They can cause symptoms of pain or discomfort and can also affect the menstrual cycle since they alter hormones. Some women always have cysts on their ovaries. There's something called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) where the ovaries contain cysts in a "strand of pearls" pattern.
Avatar f tn Women with PCOS can have high testosterone. It's interesting that she used to have PCOS. I have to wonder if the high T is one of the lingering traits even though her periods have normalized. (I assume her periods have normalized on their own - no birth control). You didn't say if her ovarian cysts have disappeared but cysts associated with PCOS are just a symptom. One can have the underlying metabolic traits of PCOS (e.g.
148258 tn?1220825817 t the extreme bloating and cramping/pain sound much more like ovarian cancer than ovarian small ovarian cysts? I read that in order for ovarian cysts to even cause swelling and bloating they would have to be relatively large.....and I also read that the abdominal swelling is one of the major symptoms of ovarian cancer. I guess my biggest fear is that I'm going to get one of those idiot doctors that tells you everything is fine...
Avatar f tn s which is too much cortisol before) there are also other hormones too like renin and aldosterone which govern sodium and potassium, and DHEA which can give off a hormone that can turn into testosterone or estrogen. So those cysts can be putting pressure on the adrenals and can be effecting a lot of things. If her sodium and potassium are effected, that can also be life threatening - in other words, she really needs to see an expert soon. She really needs testing to tell what is going on.
Avatar f tn It sounds like they are merely saying that the ultrasound findings are consistent with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is fairly common and is a condition of insulin resistance and usually elevated testosterone levels. Some common traits of PCOS (besides "beads" of cysts on the ovaries) are a tendency to be overweight or gain easily, excess body and facial hair, and acne.
Avatar n tn well the thing is i have been for an ultrasound an they have confirmed that i have a 9cm ovarian cyst.. but the thing is that i am not in pain or nothing and the gynae said that i should be in excruciating pain.. what is it really?
Avatar n tn 2 years ago, we saw a doctor about her 3week to 3mth long periods and was told her that her eggs were turning to cysts on her overies and they were so bad that she will never have children, but the doctor never told us what we should do or how to fix it? now her face hair is out of control and she is going bald. can anyone just point us in the right direction.
Avatar m tn We all get cysts, by far most are "functional cysts". It is part of the cycle (ovulation etc). Most functional cysts go away on their own after a few cycles, which is why your doctor is telling you to wait. Birth control can reduce the risk of cysts, you may want to chat your doctor about that. I think 6cm is the limit for cysts, if it gets to that size, the doctors will want to remove it. Anything smaller is more likely to resolve on its own and not cause problems.
Avatar f tn I'm sorry you're dealing with this. From what I've read, most cysts that are going to resolve will do so within a few months. However, if this latest u/s shows it's shrinking then it may still resolve. It's hard to wait it out when you're in pain and bloated! But of course you don't want to undergo surgery unnecessarily either. And unfortunately, many women lose an ovary when all that needs to be removed is the cyst.
Avatar n tn Ultimately if you have a persistent or growing ovarian cyst and have pain and discomfit, you should ask your doctor about whether a diagnostic laparoscopy is appropriate to consider.
Avatar n tn Due to some concern over these results my physician decided to recheck them on 9/25/08 and again my Free Testosterone was high at 3.14 and my Testosterone was also elevated at 79. During my research about high Testosterone in woman PCOS is something that came up more often than anything else. If you could please help me with any information available I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much!
Avatar f tn my doctor first prescribed to me duphaston or provera since I dont get period for 4 months and after I get period he prescribed me birth control pills diane since I not planning to concieve and to help to normalize my hormone he prescribed to me also metformin to insulin resistance and to help to reduce testosterone. once you having pcos it will not remove just bec of you get already period monthly whenever you will stop taking hormonal pills the period will stop also.
604168 tn?1222537786 How big is your cyst and is it complex or simple? I also have an elevated ca 125 with simple cysts, but my ca 125 was elevated prior to the cysts occuring. Mine stays around the same level and has been that way for 9 months. Although the ca 125 is very nerve racking, it isn't all that reliable. I wish I could be of more help. I am sure some of the more experienced ladies will be along soon to lend some great advise.
Avatar n tn Some of the causes of irregular periods are ovarian cysts, stress, anemia, and hormonal disorders like thyroid and adrenal malfunction. Please consult your OBGYN as soon as possible as exact cause can be identified only after a clinical examination and tests like ultrasound and blood test. Take care!
Avatar n tn Hello, Yours ymptoms are suggestive of polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS). PCOS causes cysts to form on the ovaries, interfering with regular ovulation. Symptoms of this syndrome include: excessive hair growth, weight gain,irregular menstrual cycle, acne, dandruff, high blood pressure, and infertility. Left untreated, it can lead to other more serious complications, including endometriosis, heart disease, and ovarian cancer.
Avatar f tn VERY FEW ovarian cysts, including complex ones, are cancerous. Per U.S. government stats, a woman's lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is less than 2% (1.3% to be exact). Cysts are common and usually resolve on their own in 3 months or so. Imaging is not exact so although it may appear complex, it may be some other type of cyst. Unfortunately, FAR too many women lose an ovary(ies) for benign ovarian cysts.
Avatar n tn My DR Carried out some blood tests and my Testosterone was at 6.8 Which was classed as High I then had an ultrasound and from this they just said that the couldnt get a clear enought view. So i went back to the doctors and insisted on being refered for more tests as they were merely trying to put this down to PCOS.I was then refered to GYN who ran more Bloods. These came back and my Testosterone was now lower my DHEAS was 16.4 and my Estrogen was very low.