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can you have polycystic ovarian syndrome after a hysterectomy

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Ovaries removed?: Only if the ovaries were removed at the time of hysterectomy. I don't want to assume too much here, 'complete hysterectomy' has no medical definition.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collin Smikle
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
PCOS treatment: The best pill to take is based on your symptoms and other factors. Since patients with pcos may have a variety of symptoms, it is best to talk to you ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Testing: Testing some hormones is part of making a diagnosis of pcos.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes it is: Both medications will help control the symptoms of poly cystic ovarian or metabolic syndrome.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
PCOS: You need to go back to your gynecologist for more advice. In the meantime go online and look for articles related to PCOS. There are many articles tha ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
16 years experience in Family Medicine
You can get pregnant: Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome tend to have irregular periods and often find it more difficult to get pregnant but they do get pregnant. If yo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If the ovaries : Were left in place then yes , that can be diagnosed by pelvic exam and ultrasound please see your gyn.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Frank
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: An endometrial (uterine) ablation will not alter the hormones your body produces which can in turn cause ovarian cysts.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
Yes: Most likely there was endometriosis present at the time of hysterectomy that was not removed. In the presence of hormonal stimulation endometriosis co ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of bo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Polycystic ovaries: If is common for a woman with polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) to have endometrial hyperplasia. Your provider may do a minor procedure (currettage) b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Uncommon: That would not be expected with pcos, but could be possible. Eat less, exercise more, consider metformin to normalize menses and possibly restore fert ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience in Family Medicine
Several: There are several treatments and the treatment depends on several factors. It's best to talk things over with your gyn and let him/her give you the pr ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
It would help: In additon to a history and physical exam, it would help.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes if you had a massive tubo-ovarian abscess, depending on how it was treated, it could cause ongoing issues with ovarian cyst formation. I'm so sorr ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
23 years experience in Radiology
Yes: Your ovaries are still fining after a tubal ligation. Cysts will come and go and are part of the normal cycle.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: Your one functional ovary can still produce hormones that may cause issues as the ovary starts to age during menapausal years.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Lose weight: Diet, exercise and weight reduction is essential. The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No single test: To test for pcos you must first "rule out" other problems causing irregular periods like thyroid or prolactin problems. Normally a woman's FSH and lh ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abortion: If your cyst is not producing any symptoms, a termination of pregnancy can usually be done. Most cyts in pregnancy are benign and self-limited.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: In general, yes. Ask your gynecologist for any specific conditions you may have.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
None: But keep weight down to reduce complications and possible Type 2 DM.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several: If overweight, weight loss may be helpful. You may need to see a physician or a reprodeuctive endocrinologist. Hormonal testing and possible prescri ... Read More
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