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    Default PCOS Symtons After Hysterectomy

    I am due to have a hysterectomy next week due to pre-cancerous cells in uterous caused PCOS.
    The surgeon told me if he removed my ovaries I would no longer have PCOS, but after reading some articles on this site, I'm now not so sure.
    I was hoping that the facial hair and other horrible symtons would go away! Maybe this is wishful thinking!!!
    Does anyone know anything about this? or could anyone reccommend somewhere I could find this information from?


    I wish I had found this site a long time ago!!! It is brilliant and so informative, thankyou.

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    i'M SORRY TO SAY......A hysterectomy will NOT cure PCOS.

    If you have the ovaries removed, it will put you into menapause.
    Which for some is worse than PCOS.

    For me though, the surgery did wonders. I had endo.ando and severe scar tissue. I feel alot better post surgery.

    You wont ever be cure of PCOS. You may only find times in your life that things get better or worse. PCOS is a gathering of symptoms name.

    So you could still hail facial hair,weight issues,acne,mood swings,etc. You will still need to treat each of those symptoms at your own descretion.

    There are other organs that produce hormones. Thyroid, pancrious(sp?) and one or two others I can't recall at the moment.
    So do not fall for the BS of having this surgery will "Cure" your PCOS.

    Either way you will be facing the choice of using HRT.Which in my opinion is the same as birth control pills. Just dif name and formulation. I don't use any HRT. I have been doing fine with out any. But many others are not this lucky.

    So be sure to read up.

    Please visit hystersisters.com for more information on hysterectomys.
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    Andnomyosis (Infertility/Miscarry Cause)
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    Tubal ligation syndrome(Sister of PCOS)

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    Patty is right. Walk away from the surgeon who told you this.
    "I knew I had a problem when I put my underpants on backwards and they fit better..."
    Age 46
    Obesity, very mild hirsuitism now almost gone with age and met, seriously thinning hair. Regular cycles on met.
    Diagnosed with diabetes 8/2003

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    Thank you for the information, it is very useful and appreciated.

    It was after reading an article by a Doctor on this site, that my eyes were opened (after all these years) to what PCOS is really all about and it made so much sense. (I was 17 when I was told I had PCOS, it was in my blueprint, and to come back when I wanted to have children as I would have problems!)

    I do have to have the operation as I am at very high risk of my problem turning to cancer (if it hasn't already). But to have this information is great.

    I always like to know what to expect, and to have false hopes on top of this surgery would be very dissapointing.

    I'm now thinking I may have to stay on Metformin? I am in the UK and this medication is relatively new here, although I read about it years ago in America, told my GP, but they had not heard of using it for PCOS patients at that time, so I spend time looking on American sites, as your information is so much more advanced.

    Thank you again, I will be researching all my options after the operation, but I am confident despite still having symptons of PCOS, I will (or have to) feel better health wise then I do right now!

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    If you are insulin resistant, yes you will need to stay on the Met.
    I had to stop it because I had a rare side effect...Severe muscle pain.

    I also stopped HRT about 2 months post op due to swelling issues.

    So if you can use the meds to get relief...Go for it.
    For me, I am stuck at the moment.
    I am still trying to find a med to help the pain and swelling with out giving me worse side effects.
    Endometriosis (Infertility Cause)
    Andnomyosis (Infertility/Miscarry Cause)
    Fibroid tummores(One reason for Non stop AF)
    Tubal ligation syndrome(Sister of PCOS)

    Check this link out for more information!!

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    Thank you all for your advice. Sorry it's been a while since I was online, but have now had surgery and have been recovering. Feeling really well.

    They did take my ovaries as they were extremely enlarged (three to four times the usual size).Still waiting for pathology results though.
    I am due to see my surgeon on 6th Aug and have decided once my body has recovered from the surgery I will be requesting further tests re. insulin issues and any related problems from PCOS.
    I know the removal of my ovaries will help, but I still want to be sure I am in good health and that I can keep things under control.

    Thank you again for your advice. I will keep you posted as to what happens re. PCOS symptoms now I've had the hysterectomy.
    I have found the articles on this site great.

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    Default Questions for others....

    I had a partial hysterectomy 5 years ago, the doctor took the uterus but left the ovaries. All was well at first....about 3 years ago I started to (almost over night it seemed) to have HEAVY hair growth on my chin and upper lip. I shaved and cover it with makeup but it always looked like I had a bruise. In the last year or so I have put on appox 50 lbs. My GP has run blood tests and say they are within normal ranges and I should lose weight and it will go away. MY BP is up too. When I mention PCOS it is shrugged off. I am at wits end. I feel like a total freak. My husband has been supportive but I can tell it bothers and worries him. Any suggestions on how to go forward and how to get my GP to listen? I realize that it may not be PCOS causing but I don't know where to start.....

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    What is it going to take to get the Drs. to understand PCOS? I was diagnosed in'97 during infertility treatment. I had a hysterectomy in '00 due to endo/pain. The Dr. told me it would get rid of PCOS. Afterward, still dealing with all the other symptoms and have high cholesterol/fatty liver/etc. Saw a GYN last week and was told that my current problems aren't due to PCOS b/c the PCOS went away once they removed the ovaries! This was LAST WEEK! I thought that there would have been more knowledge 10 years later! Then she told me that Metabolic Syndrome causes PCOS and that is probably what I have and what is causing the high chol., etc. She sends me to an internal medicine specialist today who tells me pretty much that I don't have Metabolic syndrome b/c my fasting glucose level is normal. I am just so confused and feel that these Drs. have the mentality that PCOS is only an infertility problem!

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