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Can You Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome After A Hysterectomy
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
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 you would like to increase your chances of getting pregnant, maintaining a healthy weight is very important. I would also recommend seeing an OB doctor for additional recommendations. ...Read more
Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a pregnancy loss now I have endomerial hyperplasia with calcification, ovaries micropolycystic. I have to do surgery or a treatment?
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) before putting you on medication to make certain you ovulate, prior to your again attempting pregnancy. If not attempting pregnancy, oral birth control is a safe alternative for women with PCOD. ...Read more
Hello, I have had polycystic ovarian syndrome for nearly ova 5years, i would like to know the best treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome?
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 pros ; cons of treatment available. ...Read more
Would a transvaginal pelvic scan be enough to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, or endeomitritis?
Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts? Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them. Is there a link?
Lose weight: Diet, exercise and weight reduction is essential. The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Other rx may be needed to suppress elevated testosterone, if present. See your gyn or endocrinologist. ...Read more
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 levels are about equal. In pcos lh is 2-3 times higher than fsh. The total testosterone or free testosterone level may be elevated. An ultrasound may show many small cysts in a classic "string of pearls" sign. The tests cannot be run if on pill. ...Read more
None: But keep weight down to reduce complications and possible Type 2 DM. ...Read more
See OB or Repro Endo: 8-10% of women have pcos, only some have difficulty conceiving. Some are overweight, if so moderately low carb diets, exercise with cardio + weights help. Some women have Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) and metformin helps. If you have irregular cycles many women can get pregnant with Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole. Advanced treatment like ivf is used if simple treatment doesn't succeed or low egg supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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