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Doctor insights on: Can You Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome After A Hysterectomy

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After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovarian syndrome go away?

After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovarian syndrome go away?

No: Pcos does not "go away" unless the ovaries are removed at the same time. However, after a hysterectomy, the periods will not be an issue and pcos symptoms may not ba a factor any longer. Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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What is the best pill to take if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome or any other treatments?

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 your doctor about each of the symptoms you are concerned about so that you can get the correct prescription. Read more

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Sometimes difficult.: Determining if you have PCOS can be a sometimes confusing and sometimes difficult process. The reason is that PCOS is a syndrome that means each person will have a different set of symptoms. These symptoms can include excess weight, fatigue, infertility, hormone imbalance, sleep apnea, excess facial or body hair, and a variety of skin problems. Read more

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

PCOS: Do you have irregular cycles? If not, you do not have it. If you do see a doctor: you need blood testing and ultrasound to complete the diagnosis one way or another. Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and my cycle didn't come for 3 months. The values are 3 times higher than normal?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and my cycle didn't come for 3 months. The values are 3 times higher than normal?

Re-evaluation: Your indicate in your history that you have PCOS and premature ovarian failure. Followup with your physician for re-evaluation. Read more

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How to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

How to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

See doctor: Women with pcos often have irregular periods. There are also some hormonal imbalances, that would require a blood test. Most women with pcos live relatively normal lives, if you are concerned about a specific symptom or are trying to get pregnant you should see a doctor at that point. Read more

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I think I have polycystic ovarian syndrome so who do I see?

I think I have polycystic ovarian syndrome so who do I see?

Primary care: I always recommend seeing your primary care first to validate your concerns. If he/she truly feel that there is a problem, he/she can treat you or send you to the appropriate specialist. S: obgyn, women's health, endocrinologists... Read more

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What symptoms are there?

How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What symptoms are there?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance in sex hormones. People with pcos often have high androgen (male hormone), irregular or missed periods or cysts in the ovaries. Genetic plays a role in this disorder although the exact cause is unknown. Treatment options are weight loss, birth control pills, metformin (diabetes pill), fertility meds, antiandrogen pills. Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. And am inquiring as to what the best way to deal with this condition?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. And am inquiring as to what the best way to deal with this condition?

Weight loss: Pcos is the result of the increase in the amount of fat associated with hirsutism lack of cycle, the pt. Is at increased risk for diabetes and uterine cancer the best treatment is weight loss, however itill then the pt. Can be placed on birth control pills or Clomid (clomiphene) based on her wishes in getting pregnant or not. Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Is a 2.8 cm cyst surgical?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Is a 2.8 cm cyst surgical?

Not always: If a 2.8 cm cyst is smooth and stable on repeat ultrasound exams and not causing any pain it does not always need to be removed. However, if causing pain or has suspicious findings or growing on ultrasound, then it should be removed. Read more

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Does anyone have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What is treatment?

Does anyone have polycystic ovarian syndrome? What is treatment?

Decrease insulin res: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles. Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. Read more

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Can I still get pregnant even if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Yes: Women with pcos may take longer to become pregnant, but most will still be able to conceive. With fertility drugs it can happen much sooner. Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and I want to have a baby. What will help me with conception?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and I want to have a baby. What will help me with conception?

Birth control pills: You should see an ob-gyn and see if you're a candidate for birth control pills. They may be able to shrink down your cysts, getting your ovaries to function well enough to get pregnant and carry a baby to term. Read more

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Will I still be able to get pregnant if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Yes: Women with pcos generally are anovulatory and do not ovulate. However, there is always the possibility that you can have an occasional ovulatory cycle. Problem is, you never know when it could happen, and timing intercourse is difficult. If you do not want to get pregnant, you should think about some method of birth control. Hope this helps. Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. My cycle continued 12 days after not coming for 3 months. It is heavy with clots and smells what is wrong please?

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. My cycle continued 12 days after not coming for 3 months. It is heavy with clots and smells what is wrong please?

Infection vs preg: It's possible that you have you pregnant or have an infection or might just be a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis you should have your OBGYN check as soon as possible Read more

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Is it safe to use the 'implant' when I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

IUD yes: You can use an iud if that is what you mean with pcos. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is an especially good choice since it will protect against overgrowth of the uterine lining. Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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