1. How common is PCOS?
  2. What are the symptoms of PCOS?
  3. Is PCOS a Syndrome or a Disease?
  4. Are there are other names for PCOS?
  5. What causes PCOS?
  6. Is there a cure for PCOS?
  7. What kind of doctor can diagnose and treat PCOS?
  8. How should one prepare for initial medical appointment to discuss PCOS?
  9. What are some questions to ask the doctor?
  10. Is there one definitive test to diagnosis PCOS?
  11. How should PCOS be diagnosed?
  12. How are polycystic ovaries diagnosed by ultrasound?
  13. Is it possible to have polycystic ovaries without having the syndrome?
  14. Is it possible to have PCOS without having cysts?
  15. What blood tests should be done to diagnose PCOS?
  16. What are normal values for the blood tests?
  17. What does an abnormal test value mean?
  18. Does it matter when hormone tests are performed?
  19. How often should tests be repeated?
  20. How important is the LH:FSH ratio?
  21. Are PCOS and hypothyroid related?
  22. What are the long-term health risks associated with PCOS?
  23. What kind of monitoring is recommended?
  24. What is endometrial hyperplasia and how can risk be reduced?
  25. What can be done to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer?
  26. What if induction of menses fails?
  27. What are insulin resistance, diabetes, and the other impairments of insulin and glucose metabolism?
  28. What can be done to reduce the risk of type II diabetes?
  29. What are normal levels for cholesterol and triglycerides?
  30. What can be done to help improve cholesterol and triglycerides?
  31. What is dyslipidemia?
  32. What is hyperlipidemia?
  33. What can be done about high blood pressure now and in the future?
  34. What can be done to reduce the risk of heart disease?
  35. What is the connection between insulin resistance and PCOS?
  36. How are insulin resistance and diabetes diagnosed?
  37. What is the glucose tolerance test (GTT) and what are normal values?
  38. Will following a low-carbohydrate diet affect the results of a fasting insulin test?
  39. What is a glycohemoglobin/glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) test and what do the results mean?
  40. Can lean women be insulin resistant or type II diabetic?
  41. How do insulin-sensitizing medications work?
  42. What are the side effects of insulin-sensitizing medications?
  43. What testing should be done before prescribing insulin-sensitizing medications?
  44. What is the maximum dosage of metformin?
  45. What kind of monitoring should be done while on insulin-sensitizing medications, and how often?
  46. Can metformin be used along with one of the glitazones?
  47. How do doctors decide which medications, or which combination of medications to use?
  48. How long do the nausea and diarrhea last after starting metformin?
  49. Is diet modification needed in addition to taking insulin-sensitizing medications?
  50. Is there any benefit to using insulin-sensitizing medications to treat lean PCOS patients or those who do not test as being insulin resistant?
  51. Is it safe to consume alcoholic beverages while on metformin?
  52. What is Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome?
  53. What is the difference between Syndrome X and PCOS?
  54. Is everyone with PCOS also considered to have Syndrome X?
  55. Do all women with PCOS suffer from infertility?
  56. Is it possible to have regular cycles without ovulating?
  57. Are basal body temperatures reliable in women with PCOS?
  58. Are ovulation predictor kits reliable for women with PCOS?
  59. Will losing weight jumpstart fertility in overweight patients with PCOS?
  60. Is it safe to follow a low carbohydrate diet while trying to conceive?
  61. Does Clomid work for women with PCOS?
  62. Which injectable fertility medications work best for women with PCOS?
  63. Does PCOS lower egg quality?
  64. What is the benefit of adding steroids such as dexamethasone or prednisone to ovulation induction medications?
  65. Is progesterone support needed in women with PCOS?
  66. Can insulin-sensitizing medications be used in conjunction with ovulation stimulation drugs?
  67. How long a trial should one give insulin-sensitizing medications before adding ovulation stimulation medications?
  68. Do insulin-sensitizing medications improve egg quality in IVF?
  69. Should metformin be discontinued before doing a hysterosalpingogram (HSG)?
  70. Does PCOS increase the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation?
  71. Should women with PCOS who are trying to conceive take baby aspirin?
  72. What is in vitro maturation (IVM) and is it beneficial for women with PCOS?
  73. Is there a relation between PCOS and endometriosis?
  74. What is Luteinizing Unruptured Follicle Syndrome (LUFS) and how does it relate to PCOS?
  75. What is an ovarian drilling or wedge resection?
  76. What is hyperprolactinemia and what can be done to treat it?
  77. Is the miscarriage rate higher in women with PCOS?
  78. Is there anything that can be done to reduce the chance of miscarriage in a woman with PCOS?
  79. Can metformin reduce the chance of miscarriage?
  80. Does having PCOS make pregnancy high risk?
  81. Does a pregnant woman with PCOS require special monitoring?
  82. Is low-carbohydrate dieting healthy in pregnancy?
  83. Can insulin-sensitizing medications such as metformin and the glitazones be taken during pregnancy?
  84. Is someone with PCOS more likely to have gestational diabetes?
  85. What is gestational diabetes and how is it diagnosed?
  86. Does PCOS cause problems breastfeeding?
  87. Is it safe to use insulin-sensitizing medications while breastfeeding?
  88. Will pregnancy cure PCOS?
  89. What treatments for PCOS symptoms are available?
  90. Are birth control pills safe for women and adolescents with PCOS?
  91. What is the best birth control pill for women PCOS?
  92. What other methods may be used to induce a period?
  93. Can PCOS be treated with herbal supplements?
  94. Will removing my ovaries cure my PCOS?
  95. Does PCOS get worse over time?
  96. How should PCOS be managed after menopause?
  97. Does PCOS cause obesity, or does obesity cause PCOS?
  98. Is it possible to be lean and have PCOS?
  99. How can women with PCOS lose weight?
  100. What is a low-carbohydrate diet?
  101. What are the differences between the various low-carbohydrate diet plans?
  102. Can lean women with PCOS who do not wish to lose weight use a low-carbohydrate diet?
  103. Do diet drugs aid weight loss for women with PCOS?
  104. Why is exercise so important?
  105. How much exercise is needed in order to help?
  106. What are some tips for exercise success?
  107. What causes acne and what can be done to reduce it?
  108. What causes darkened skin patches (acanthosis nigricans) and what can be done to lighten them?
  109. What causes thinning hair on top of the head, and what can be done to prevent it?
  110. What causes excess hair on the face and other parts of the body and what can be done to prevent or remove it?
  111. What is a skin tag?
  112. How can skin tags be removed?
  113. Is there any relation between PCOS and mood swings?
  114. Are depression and anxiety common in women with PCOS?
  115. How can PCOS patients help with research?
  116. Are there any new medications being considered?