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Can Type 2 Diabetes Lead to Irregular Periods for Teen Girls?

Posted 25 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 – As if coping with type 2 diabetes as a teenager isn't tough enough, it turns out that many girls with the metabolic disorder also have to deal with irregular periods. And menstrual cycles that stray from normal can lead to very heavy bleeding and cause extra cramping, said Dr. Megan Kelsey, lead author of a new study. She's an associate professor of pediatric ...

Common Gynecologic Condition, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Linked to Mental Health Issues

Posted 10 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 – Could women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) be at increased risk for mental health problems? And are their children more likely to have autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? That's the suggestion of a new British study that hints at a connection between the gynecologic condition and mental health issues, but does not prove cause and effect. ...

Guideline Urges Hormone Test for Women With Unwanted Hair

Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 – Women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems, a new Endocrine Society guideline says. Hirsutism – the growth of unwanted hair in places where men typically grow hair, such as the face or chest – affects between 5 and 10 percent of women. "Excess facial or body hair is ...

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Posted 7 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is believed caused by a hormonal imbalance that affects the release of a woman's egg each month. The condition, which usually causes infertility, affects up to one in 10 women of childbearing age, the Office on Women's Health says. The agency mentions these common symptoms of PCOS: Irregular menstrual cycle. Excess hair on the face, chin, or parts of the body ...

With IVF, Are Fresh or Frozen Embryos Better?

Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 – The chances of having a baby after in vitro fertilization (IVF) are similar for most women whether frozen or fresh embryos are used, a new study finds. In a group of infertile women with normal ovulation, rates of live birth were nearly 49 percent in those who received frozen embryos. Rates were just over 50 percent for women who received fresh embryos, said researchers ...

Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

Posted 11 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

-- An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on the ovary. Most ovarian cysts are small and often lack symptoms unless they rupture or become twisted. If there are symptoms, the womenshealth.gov website says these warning signs are common: Bloating. Swelling. Pain in the lower abdomen. Pelvic pain. Dull ache in the lower back and thighs. Problems emptying the bladder or bowel. Pain during ...

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, But Not Infertility Due To PCOS

Posted 27 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 – Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China – one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did improve symptoms of stress incontinence – an involuntarily loss of urine, such as when a woman sneezes or coughs. But in a separate study, another team ...

Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms

Posted 9 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 – A major shift is needed in the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer, according to a doctor who specializes in the disease. "Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed too late," said Dr. David Fishman, director of the cancer center and gynecologic oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. "It's important for women to know their risk [of] contracting this deadly disease, and ...

Frozen Embryos May Boost Pregnancy Odds for Some Women

Posted 10 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 – For some women seeking infertility treatment, the use of frozen embryos rather than fresh ones appears to improve the chances for a successful pregnancy, researchers report. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edge, had better odds of having a baby on the first try when frozen embryos were ...

Ovarian Cyst Condition in Mom May Raise Odds for Autism in Child

Posted 8 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 – Children of mothers with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may have an increased risk for autism, new research from Sweden suggests. This study is the first to find such a link, the researchers said. And, they added, the findings support the theory that exposure to sex hormones early in life may play an important role in a child's risk of autism. PCOS is a disorder in ...

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment

Posted 23 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 – A breast cancer drug that is sometimes used to treat infertility may reduce a couple's risk of having a pregnancy with multiple babies – but it might also slightly lower their chances of having a baby at all, a new clinical trial suggests. The study did not find the cancer drug letrozole (Femara) more effective than standard fertility drugs for women with unexplained ...

Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care

Posted 15 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 15, 2015 – Millions of American women have poor access to gynecologic cancer care, a new study finds. The analysis showed that 36 percent of counties in the United States are more than 50 miles from the nearest doctor specializing in ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. About 10 percent of American women – nearly 15 million – live in those counties, researchers found. "This is ...

Female Hormone Disorder Linked to Numerous Health Conditions

Posted 27 Jan 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 – Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for a number of serious health problems, new research suggests. "PCOS has profound implications for a women's reproductive health, as well as her long-term risk of chronic illness," wrote study author Dr. Roger Hart, of the University of Western Australia and Fertility Specialists of Western Australia, ...

Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study

Posted 10 Jul 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 – Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have a better chance of getting pregnant if they take a breast cancer drug instead of the currently preferred medication, a new study suggests. Polycystic ovary syndrome – the most common cause of female infertility in the United States – causes higher than normal levels of the male hormone androgen, infrequent periods and small ...

Cinnamon May Help Ease Common Cause of Infertility, Study Says

Posted 16 Oct 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16 – Cinnamon has long been used to add flavor to sweet and savory foods. Now, preliminary research suggests the spice may also help jump-start irregular menstrual cycles in women affected by a common infertility disorder. A small study by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York City found that women with polycystic ovary syndrome who took inexpensive ...

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