Histerectomy & PCOS, my theory...
HYSTERECTOMY & PCOS
Posted 7/10/03 11:07 PM
Hello Ladies,I have been reading through your posts... I have to pose questions with PCOS... Polycystic Ovary Syndrome...PCOS creates HAVOC on your hormones...Have your doctors ever mentioned PCOS to you?...Have you ever had a complete hormone set of blood tests done?... Do any of you have PCOS?.... PCOS will still be present after a Hysterectomy....My theory is if doctors knew about PCOS and tested the hormones 1st... I feel less Hyterectomies would be done... The hormones would be straightened out before the thought of a Hysterectomy was thought of.... I realize some cases have no choice but to operate...1989 I had a complex mass with "cysts"... Hysterectomy was next, if ithe mass did not disappear... It left me, yippie! I was given 7 different drugs that week...I have PCOS and am curious on the questions I asked above....
Posted 7/17/03 11:22 PM
I am a 31 year old women and I have PCOS. I was told 7 years ago by my family doctor that as long as I didn't want to have a baby not to worry about it. I went to my yearly check ups and paps came back neg. I had very irregular periods for 20 years. I had one child when I was 20. When I got a period this year that went on for 6 weeks I went to a OB/Gyn. She refered me to an Endrocronologist. He did do all the blood, Urine and 3 hour gloucose tests and determinded I did have PCOS. He put me on a hormone to stop my period and talked about birth control and a diabetic drug to manage my PCOS, he also recomended a nutristionalist for me to see. Well the hormone he gave me stopped the bleeding but a week later it started up very heavy and would not stop. I was admitted a week later for being very animic and given 2 units of blood. The doctor gave me high doses of estrogen to try and stop the bleeding but I ended up needing a D&C. Then I went on birth control. A week later he called and told me that a pathology report came back and the endro sample he sent came back a typical. He recomended a hysterectomy if I was done having children. I went ahead with the surgery. The day after the surgury the doctor came in and told me the test results on my uterous were Severly A typical. This was 4 weeks after the D&C. He said the next step would have been cancer. Women need to know about PCOS, I put it off for years and I was very lucky to catch it before it turned to cancer. If anyone suspects PCOS find a good Endrogronoligist and follow threw with it.
Posted 7/18/03 12:36 AM
May I keep your story as a "reminder/note" to other women? I am on a crusade to educate and inform women and doctors of PCOS & LOCAH... Your story is an extreme case that had a happy ending...Thankyou for confirming, if the PCOS was treated early on, maybe a Hysterectomy was not needed...
Posted 7/18/03 7:09 PM
Please use it as you would like. I want as many people to know about this condition as possible. Anything else I can do please let me know.
Posted at 06:40 pm by ChristiewPCOS