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what are treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome naturally?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Naturally?: There is nothing "natural" about polycystic ovary syndrome so any treatment is not natural by definition. Starting on birth control pills would usually be the first step, assuming you are not trying to conceive.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can I get ovarian cancer after removal of my ovaries?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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It is possible: The rounded appearance of the ovaries can be deceiving; in the embryo, when the ovaries descend into the fetal pelvis some cells may trail behind and be left outside the ovary. In addition, ovarian tissue is really somewhat comet shaped, with cells distributed along the ligament which is cut at surgery. These cells may become oca. Other cells body lining cells may also transform into oca as well.
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Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Yes: Since the uterus is still present, cancer can develop in it. Additionally, even with ovaries removed, there are sometimes ovarian cells present that may lead to ovarian or "primary peritoneal" cancer from similar cells lining the abdominal cavity.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

In a total hysterectomy is it better to remove everything (including the ovaries) or to leave them?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Up to you: If they take out the ovaries, you will go through menopause right away unless they give you hormones. If you are getting a hysterectomy due to cancer, get everything taken out. If the hysterectomy is for something other than cancer, you can leave the ovaries there and you will still have menopause but not until your usual age (usually 45 - 55).
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I do after a hysterectomy (and ovaries) to prevent dryness of the uterus?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Vaginal dryness: I assume you meant vaginal dryness since the uterus was removed during the hysterectomy. After the ovaries are removed hormone production stops leading to menopause. Vaginal dryness is common and easy treated with vaginal estrogen available as a cream, pellet, or a vaginal ring. Lubricants like astroglide or KY can help during intercourse.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 43 years experience
You might also try vaginal lubricants like Replens which you use 2 to 3 x/wk all the time. That will reduce a feeling of dryness with wiping or a feeling of rubbing with walking or sports.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What is a good hormone replacement after a hysterectomy when the ovaries are left?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
None: If the ovaries are left behind, no hormone replacement is necessary as they are still producing estrogen. After moenopause, only estrogen will be needed if desired to treat symptoms.

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