Hysterectomy for polycystic ovarian syndrome

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Avatar n tn I found out I had polycystic ovarian syndrome. My question is since this has so many complications could a partial or full hyserectomy rid me of this so the poblem would escualate to other health issues, I'm 40, 4 children and am finished having children. Would this be an opption to ending this problem.
1773544 tn?1314220042 Hello valdee, I recommend you be evaluated for Thyroid disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Anemia and Perimenopause. I agree that estrogen levels may have diminished. The average age of onset of perimenopause is 47.5. The average age of menopause is 51. If discovered this could explain some of your concerns. Regards, Erich T.
Avatar n tn Greetings SFX, Hysterectomy is not standard treatment for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a disorder that stems from the ovaries. Removing your uterus will not cure PCOS. First line treatment for PCOS often includes combined hormone therapy a.k.a "birth control pills" , weight loss, evaluation for endocrine disorders such as diabetes and in the event of hirsutism (male hair pattern) spironolactone. Removal of the ovaries in the reproductive age women is associated.
1258539 tn?1293843802 Hysterectomy for PCOS Conducting a hysterectomy for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is controversial. PCOS increases the risk of certain cancers, including ovarian and uterine cancer. Doctors may suggest a hysterectomy as a last resort for PCOS treatment if the risk of cancer is high, especially if the woman is postmenopausal. Keep in mind that polycystic ovarian syndrome involves many hormonal and metabolic issues.
453069 tn?1208952107 After reading a lot on my symptoms and struggling with pregnancies (1 miscarriage and 2 borderline gestational diabetic), I basically diagnosed myself with polycystic ovarian syndrome but had not really taken care of or paid attention to this condition after my diabetes diagnosis because it was out of control for quite a while.
Avatar n tn I experience random sharp pains when my bladder gets full, during intercourse, or if pressure is applied to the area. I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome which adds it's own problems into the mix. I have received no answers from my surgeon other than change positions, take advil, try birth control, or remove my ovaries. These options have provided no relief. She suggests that scar tissue or adhesions are an "unsolvable problem.
Avatar n tn Women, request a CA-125 test. I had all of the symptoms listed here for over a year. I saw 10 different doc.s! One for the back aches, three OBGYNs for the "ovarian pain", and another for terrrible headaches. I had one OBGYN say, "some girls hurt more than others.." I was blown off a lot. Turns out, I had ovarian cancer that was overlooked. I had "normal" paps. and ultrasounds, and pelvic exams 4 days prior to getting my blood test results.
Avatar n tn I had to have a hysterectomy when I was 36 and had to have my right ovary removed also due to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I still have my left ovary. I just had a colonoscopy in which they removed 2 polyps and I was told I have IBS. I have frequent diarrea and I have also lost my appetite for about 2 months now, and I am sometimes nauseated. I also have low back pain and an elevated white blood count, despite not being sick. I have been having pain on my left side during intercourse.
Avatar n tn I've gone for the lipodissolve on my abdomen since my pregnancy, hysterectomy surgery, and scar left me with stubborn fat that diet and exercise won't cure. Hopefully, it will kill the fat cells and not just remove the triglycerides from them.
Avatar f tn Are you saying your history of ovarian cysts puts you at risk for uterine cancer? Do you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and miss a lot of periods? Other than that, I have not heard of ovarian cysts increasing risk of uterine cancer (or ovarian cancer). Have you tried birth control pills to try to prevent the cysts and regulate your cycles?
Avatar n tn 5 years ago I had major pelvic reconstructive surgery. She wants me to go to a uro-gyno for a complete hysterectomy. My uro-gyno says I need to see a gyno oncologist. I am scared to death. I have 4 kids. With a history of cysts, is it very likely that this could be cancer. I have an appointment on 7/19, but that is a long time away when you are waiting. Thanks.
2042830 tn?1333869167 Hello, Main causes of spotting between periods could be due to infection in an area of the body related to menstruation (including the vagina, the cervix and even the bladder). Other causes could be polycystic ovarian syndrome, diseases of pituitary gland, hormonal imbalance of estrogen and progesterone and uterine abnormalities like fibroid and cervical dysplasia.
Avatar n tn I had to have a hysterectomy when I was 36 and had to have my right ovary removed also due to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I still have my left ovary. I just had a colonoscopy in which they removed 2 polyps and I was told I have IBS. I have frequent diarrea and I have also lost my appetite for about 2 months now, and I am sometimes nauseated. I also have low back pain and an elevated white blood count, despite not being sick. I have been having pain on my left side during intercourse.
Avatar n tn You are to young to have a hysterectomy. Also when you go to a new doctor ask him about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Good Luck. and keep us posted. You really need to start a new thread. This forum gets about 10 new thread aday. Some times we don't see this for down.
Avatar f tn org/forums/Polycystic-Ovarian-Syndrome-PCOS/show/203 I hope your current pregnancy goes well for you and I'm so sorry for your loss of the first pregnancy. Pregnancy could quiet down the ovary problem if no cysts were around when you conceived, but it could be a problem again afterwards. You'll want to complete your family sooner rather than later because at some point you are going to be so tired of the ovary problem you'll want them removed.
Avatar n tn Hi,i will certainly pray for you and please keep hold of the hope that it may not be as bad as you think,there are different things that it may be. My auntie was told she had ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy and it turned out it was a benign Tumour so required no further tratment. and my wife suffers with polycystic ovary syndrome so she has problems with her ovaries so i can empathise to a point with what you are going through.
Avatar f tn I had an ovarian cyst rupture in december of 2008, I felt horrible for maybe 7 days after...although it turns out mine didnt completely rupture it was a slow leak which was leaking for a few days and needed surgery in the end. How long ago did yours rupture??? I'd say give it a few days and if you still feel bad see your doctor just to check on things. Good luck!!
Avatar f tn Being that you have what appear to be multiple cysts, do you possibly have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? If these cysts do not resolve on their own and you end up needing surgery, be aware that many women lose an ovary or ovaries for benign cysts. That is SELDOM necessary IF you have a surgeon who has good cystectomy (cyst removal) skills and is willing to take the extra time and care (with possibly no more reimbursement $) to do a cystectomy.
Avatar f tn So you need to find out his skill, if he excises, will he remove any organs such as an ovary or will he try to preserve it? I would also ask to be tested for PCOS which is polycystic ovarian disease. This can cause multiple cysts. It is possible to have both as well. I would not worry about the OVCA because the chances are slim.
Avatar f tn I'm sorry you are dealing with this. Have you been diagnosed or have symptoms (besides the cysts) of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) such as excess body and facial hair, acne or oily skin, being overweight or tendency to gain easily, irregular periods? I have read that the cysts of PCOS don't generally cause pain or discomfort but don't know if that is true in all cases.
Avatar f tn I have been taking Proscar to help reduce facial hair and increase scalp hair prior to having any of these symptoms as I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) since I was 29. I am now 60. I am concerned that the Proscar may have caused my symptoms, but my endo says no. I asked them to see which ovary the high testosterone is coming from but they want to take both ovaries. I'm scared because I've never been in menopause and I'm afraid of how the chemical changes will affect me.
Avatar f tn it sounds like you also have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in which case you should also be keeping to a low carbohydrate diet to help with the insulin resistance. A hysterectomy (with or without ovary removal) will not cure PCOS. It is a systemic (full-body) problem not just a gynecologic problem. If you are overweight, losing some weight can make a difference. Last but not least, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) has many long-term after effects.
Avatar n tn Just curious, if the ultrasound for an ovarian cyst comes back positive do you know if there is anything that they can do to stop the bladder pressure/frequent urination? Have you talked with your GYN or urologist about what (if any) treatments exist for the cysts? Thanks.
483733 tn?1326802046 PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome is NOT the same as an ovarian cyst problem. It is a separate disorder and there is a separate forum to discuss how this problem is managed. We do not know much about it ourselves. Ovarian Cancer - also a very complicated disease to diagnose and treat. There is an ovarian cancer forum where some of the most remarkable ladies in the world can help you. There is also an expert forum where doctors answered a select number of questions.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome when I was 13. I'm 27 now. I went to the hospital one morning about 2 weeks ago after getting constant abdominal pain that lasted over 11 hours. After getting an abdominal & pelvic ultrasound, I found out that I have two large cysts (one is 12x7 cm, and the other is 7x5 cm). The big one is on my right ovary and there's some evidence of torsion. The smaller one is on my left ovary.
Avatar n tn 2/14/08: I see the GYN, he tells me it's probably polycystic syndrome. Having never seen this guy before and by the way....never had any problems with ovarian cysts just uterine fibroids. A CA-125 was done and it was 4....but nothing to base it on. I go get a copy of the Ultrasound report myself and this is what it say verbatim: Report: The pelvis was examined transabdominally and transvaginally.
Avatar f tn Pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, endometritis and polycystic ovarian syndrome, here there will be pelvic pain with vaginal discharge/bleeding. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. He will ask for blood tests, urine analysis, an x ray and an ultra sonogram of the abdomen. Sometimes he may ask for an Intravenous pyelogram and a CT scan. In the meantime take OTC Naproxen for pain relief and plenty of oral fluids.
Avatar f tn About, a month ago me and my doctor had the discussion about removing my ovaries, due to the fact that I had endometriosis and there is still some floating around with my ovaries and that fact that I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and the cysts keeps coming and going. So, I decided that I would go along with the procedure to have both ovaries removed. I have surgery scheduled on June 7, 2011. The surgery is suppose to be done by robotic laproscopy.
Avatar n tn Keep trying and dont give up. Did your doctor say anything to you about polycystic ovarian syndrome..just wondering bc thats why I was on metformin.