Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Stein-Leventhal Syndrome Home Care

Home care for polycystic ovary disease includes:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Weight loss if you are overweight
  • Keep a menstrual diary:
    • Record the dates of your menstrual cycles.
  • Follow an exercise plan for women developed with your doctor.
  • Take your medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Avoid running out of your medication. Refill your prescriptions early.
    • Don't stop taking your medication just because you feel better.
    • If you feel worse, talk to your doctor before you stop your medication.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Stein-Leventhal Syndrome Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have polycystic ovary disease and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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