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  • What does Estrogen do? Created: Monday, October 29, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Estrogen is the major hormone responsible for female sex characteristics. Estrogen plays a large role in the normal menstrual cycle and female development.
  • Can I Get Pregnant with PCOS? Created: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    PCOS and pregnancy present many challenges and is a common concern of newly diagnosed women. Learn here about the PCOS and pregnancy.
  • Should I Take Letrozole (femara) for Infertility? Created: Saturday, March 28, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    While letrozole has not been FDA approved for use in fertility treatment, many physicians are prescribing it to induce ovulation. Learn more here.
  • What To Know About Taking Provera Created: Monday, March 30, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Provera is a medication used to induce periods in women with irregular cycles. Learn here everything you need to know about taking Provera.
  • Benefits of Exercise for Women with PCOS Created: Thursday, August 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    There is a clear link to PCOS and weight gain. One of the best ways to fight this is through exercise. Women with PCOS can get more information here on the benefits of exercise."
  • How to Choose an Intramuscular Injection Site? Created: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
    Choosing the site to administer an intramuscular injection is key to injection success. Learn here to choose an intramuscular injection site.
  • How to Select the Correct Needle Size For an Injection Created: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
    Part of doing injections is using the correct needle and syringe. Learn here how to select the correct needle size when doing an injection.
  • Is Spotting While on the Birth Control Pill Normal? Created: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
    Spotting between periods while on the birth control pill is one of the most common side effects. Learn more here about what spotting while taking the birth control pill means.
  • What Happens If I Have a Ruptured Ovarian Cyst? Created: Thursday, August 26, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
    An ovarian cyst is a small collection of fluid located within an ovarian follicle. If it gets large enough, the cyst can rupture which would cause all of the contents to empty into the pelvis. Wha...
  • What is the Link Between PCOS and Obesity? Created: Thursday, April 16, 2009 Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014
    There is no question in the link between PCOS and obesity. However, the relationship is not as simple as it sounds. Learn here about the link between PCOS and obesity." i--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --...
  • What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? Created: Thursday, September 13, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Definition of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and suggestions for handling a new diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
  • Using Topical Antibiotics to Treat Acne Created: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
    Topical antibiotics are one type of medications that doctors use to treat acne. Learn here about using topical antibiotics to treat acne.
  • Clomid Created: Monday, September 24, 2007 Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013
    Clomid (Clomiphene citrate) is usually the first treatment which your doctor will prescribe to help induce ovulation. Learn how to take clomid, including side effects and dosing.
  • An Overview of IVF Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Making the decision to proceed with In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, can dramatically increase a couples chance of conceiving. However, the process be overwhelming. Learn about what happens during...
  • PCOS Treatments Created: Sunday, September 23, 2007 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Details the PCOS treatment options that a woman may have. Includes PCOS treatments like the descriptions of medications, the role of weight loss, and infertility treatment.
  • Androgenic Alopecia Created: Monday, October 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Androgenic alopecia, or hair loss due to high androgens, is common in women with PCOS. Learn here everything you need to know about androgenic alopecia.
  • Should I Use Combination Acne Treatments to Treat My Acne? Created: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    One option for treating mild acne is a combination acne treatment. Learn here about using combination acne treatments, such as Benzamycin and Benzaclin.
  • Taking the Pill for PCOS Created: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Taking the Pill for PCOS is common. Learn here everything you need to know about taking the birth control pill for PCOS.
  • What is Prolactin? Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    This page describes the hormone prolactin and its significance. Also discusses testing prolactin levels and why prolactin may be elevated.
  • Hirsutism in Women with PCOS Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Hirsutism in women with PCOS is a common complaint. Learn here about how PCOS causes hirsutism in women and what your treatment options are.
  • What is Hyperprolactinemia? Created: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Gives a basic overview of hyperprolactinemia; a condition caused by elevated prolactin levels. Describes causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hyperprolactinemia.
  • Thyroid Disease Created: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Gives a basic overview of the two major types of thyroid disease - hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. You can also find the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of thyroid disease.
  • Can a Woman with PCOS Breastfeed her Baby or Will Her Supply be Affected? Created: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    A woman with PCOS who has had difficulty getting pregnant may be concerned about her ability to breastfeed. Learn here about the issues that a woman with PCOS may experience with breastfeeding her...
  • How To Use the Gonal F Pen Created: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    The Gonal F pen is a common medication used in the course of fertility treatments. Learn here how to use the Gonal F Pen.
  • How To Use the Follistim Pen Created: Friday, August 22, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    The Follistim pen is a common medication used in the course of fertility treatments. Learn here how to use the Follistim pen.
  • Flutamide (Eulexin) Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Flutamide is one medication that physicians may prescribe for a woman with PCOS. Learn here all about taking Flutamide for PCOS.
  • What is Luteinizing Hormone, or LH? Created: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Learn about luteinizing hormone (LH) and its role in the menstrual cycle and in fertility treatments.
  • What is FSH? Created: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Follicle stimulating hormone, or FSH, is an important hormone, often used in fertility treatment. Learn about FSH and its function in the menstrual cycle and fertility treatments.
  • Ovarian Cyst Created: Monday, January 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Having an ovarian cyst is common in women with PCOS. Learn more about what an ovarian cyst is here.
  • Spironolactone Created: Monday, September 24, 2007 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Spironolactone is an example of a common antiandrogenic medication used to treat PCOS. Learn about how to take spironolactone and its side effects.
  • Why Do I Need to Take Estrogen During my IVF Cycle? Created: Thursday, May 28, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Taking supplements of estrogen during IVF are now a frequent part of the cycle. Learn here about why many doctors recommend that women take estrogen during IVF.
  • Orlistat Created: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Obesity and weight gain are typical problems for women with PCOS. Get information here about taking orlistat for weight loss.

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