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Hi guys, just wondering are there surgical options to fix/cure pcos besides hysterectomy ?

Hi guys, just wondering are there surgical options to fix/cure pcos besides 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 more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


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What to do if I'm a woman with naturally high testosterone levels (may or may not be due to pcos) and a hysterectomy?

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

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What can be used to control pcos besides birth control and hysterectomy?

What can be used to control pcos besides birth control and hysterectomy?

Weight loss: The majority of women with pcos are overweight. Almost all of them will experience return of normal cycles with resolution of the pcos simply with weight loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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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Does getting a full hysterectomy do away with PCOS symptoms? Ei, hirsutism..

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

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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 was diagnosed with pcos I've been having a lot of pain on my ovaries and having yellow discharge should I get a hysterectomy?

PCOS,PID: Before surgery, you should be evaluated and have you been sexually active? What is odor of discharge? Is there any blood? Pain with urination? You need to follow with GYN especially because of being child bearing age. When was last PAP? ...Read more

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I have severe adenomyosis, endo and pcos. I use fentanyl patch and oxy for pain management. Is hysterectomy mybest treatment option?

I have severe adenomyosis, endo and pcos. I use fentanyl patch and oxy for pain management. Is hysterectomy mybest treatment option?

Probably: If you have completed your family a hysterectomy with removal of the tube and ovaries would offer about a 95% chance of being pain free and would eliminate your need for the narcotics. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more