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Does Removing Your Ovary Do Anything For PCOS?

Does Removing Your Ovary Do Anything For PCOS?

I had surgery to remove the cyst on my left ovary but it was so bad they had to remove the ovary itself. Now my right ovary is still in tact and had a few follicular cysts. What will this do for my PCOS?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I had to have my entire right ovary and tube removed because it turned into a giant cyst and did a complete 360. Ever since its been out I've had a period every month but i get awful cramps. Maybe not having the ovary will help you some with cysts.

posted over 4 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I had my entire right side removed as well, I've never had more problems. I am too close to ending child bearing ages, that it sped up the process. BUT, every body is different. So it's hard to say. All I can see is if the ovary is far too lost (I had 3 dermoids removed on separate occasions, all on right side) and the scar tissues is preventing it from operating properly, I say go for it. Just remember to follow up with hormone testings to see if you need to supplement hormomes lost from losing the ovary.

posted over 4 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Removing Cysts doesn't help with PCOS, because, while it's called Poly Cystic OVARY Syndrome, it's only tangentially related to the ovaries. It does make you more likely to get Cysts on your ovaries, but some people have it and never get cysts. It can also impact the hormones your ovaries make, but it impacts the way hormones are made in other parts of your body as well. In reality PCOS is more of an endocrine disorder than just a gynecological disorder. Removing the ovaries does not stop it, and in many cases can make it worse, because now you have to deal with hormone supplements as part of the picture too.

posted over 4 years ago
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