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Pcos After Hysterectomy
Yes and no: There are surgical treatments that will improve pcos, at least in the short term. Ovarian drilling and ovarian wedge resection are sometimes employed in the treatment of pcos and both can result in return of the normal cycle - but usually only for about 4 to 6 months. The majority of women will eventually become irregular again as the pcos returns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just diagnosed with PCOS.have too many cyst inside and out. Is a hysterectomy my only option. does it cause brown spots all over your body?
No: Medical treatment is definitely an option. Ovarian drilling and wedge resection are also surgical options. Exercise and weight loss can help reverse the hormonal changes too. Insulin resistance is frequently associated with PCOS and insulin sensitizing meds can help and make it easier to loose weight decreasing the risk of developing diabetes. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: PCOS is managed initially with lifestyle modification, such as weight loss. If this doesn't work, OCP's are tried. If the woman cannot tolerate OCP's, intermittent progestin therapy can be used. Getting a TAH-BSO to treat PCOS doesn't make any sense to me. Why throw the baby out with the bath water? (No pun intended). ...Read more
I had a full hysterectomy and now PCOS. I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and read PCOS causes inflammation. Is there a link why I have this disease?
No.: There is no established link between the two ...Read more
What to do if I'm a woman with naturally high testosterone levels (may or may not be due to pcos) and a hysterectomy?
Nothing unless . . .: Remember that we treat patients, not just numbers so unless testosterone is causing problems, there's nothing to do about a single high result. In fact, there's no reason to check levels unless one is worried that high (or low) T is causing problems. Besides, it's always better to recheck results before starting therapy. Regarding PCOS, exercise & eat right to lower diabetes & heart disease risk. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with pcos I've been having a lot of pain on my ovaries and having yellow discharge should I get a hysterectomy?
I have severe adenomyosis, endo and pcos. I use fentanyl patch and oxy for pain management. Is hysterectomy mybest treatment option?
40yo endo, pcos, ulcerative c. childbirth via c-section, 2 surgeries to remove endo from rectus muscle. Many meds over 15y. Hysterectomy pro and con?
Complicated Surgery: Your history of surgeries makes me worry that another surgery for you might be difficult if you have a physical exam that shows a uterus that's fairly stuck in the pelvis. If you haven't tried medical methods of care for endometriosis, I would do that first. Consider continuous pills, Depo, Lupron, (leuprolide) etc. ...Read more
28 year-old woman was found during laparoscopy for endometriosis to have segmental areas of colon missing its musculature, and wonders about pro.....?
Segmental lack muscl: Segmental absence of colonic musculature is congenital and is usually diagnosed in childhood. It can be associated with constipation and also spontaneous perforation which is when it is diagnosed. Would follow up with colon surgeon , regarding the risk for perforation and whether prophylactic removal is warranted . ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail. ...Read more
Less invasive: A single port hysterectomy means that the surgeon uses one small incision usually in the belly button to remove the uterus. Their is less pain and less visible scar than with other techniques. An experienced single port surgeon can do most hysterectomies using this technique. Most laparoscopic or robotic techniques use 3-4 small incisions on the abdomen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: It can take 6 weeks for you to be back up to speed after a hysterectomy, although many patients are doing well after 2 weeks. It is important to move, but to not over do. Avoid lifting. Eat a nutritious well balanced diet and drink lots of water. If you have any problems, get in to see your surgeon. Take care! ...Read more
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