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Can a woman have PCOS post hysterectomy?

can a woman age 56 and has had a hysterectomy have PCOS. I had symptoms long before the procedure. I also have type 2 diabetes and no family history at all. I have had problems with cysts since I started my periods. had an ablation done and stopped having my periods at age35. ihave been put on a 30 carb per meal diet and gained 6 lbs.
Fri, 22 May 2015
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
It is possible to have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) even after hysterectomy.
PCOS is a condition wherein the ovaries fail to produce follicles and thus ova/ eggs.
Hysterectomy is a procedure wherein the uterus is surgically removed but the ovaries remain intact.
Thus, hysterectomy is unlikely to affect the ovaries.
PCOS has to be managed in the same manner as it was managed before hysterectomy.
Thus, consult your gynecologist for management of the condition.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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