Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Posted by alicein_wonderland @alicein_wonderland, Mar 23, 2016

Im new to PCOS. I just had a hysterectomy in December 2015 after birth control was unable to control my bleeding. I am not able to take estrogen so my doctors put me on Megace until I could have surgery. Prior to that I wouldnt blees for months and when I would start, I would bleed heavy & not stop for months. This made me very anemic & I ended up in the ER. After my hysterectomy (everything out except my ovaries) I no longer bleed, of course but I still experienve some PCOS effects like unusual hair growth, thinning hair, hot flashes, constant fatigue and weight gain. My PCP wants me to try Metformin to regulate insulin & maybe help me lose some weight Ive gained. How do I know Metformin is right for me? Anyone taking it with good results? I already take alot of meds for another condition I have & dont like adding more needless pills to my routine. Anything else that can help PCOS? Im learning.

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Hi, @buggaloo1959 — thinking of you and wondering how you are feeling these days?

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Hi, @rama — just wanted to touch base with you and see how you are doing. You'd mentioned you've had stomach pain and vomiting, and then a doctor seeing a partially distended gall bladder, cystic lesions and gas-filled bowel loops on scans. How is this going now?

@autumnleaves — also thinking of you and the running hot and cold, mood swings and challenges you were experiencing with PCOS affecting your hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). How are things going?

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@rama

Hi for the last one week am suffering severe stomach pain vomiting during nights..I took scan in that it mentioned like gall bladder partially distended and cystic lesions with thin septation within seen in right adnexal region measuring 71*53mm left adnexal region measuring 74*46mm and generalised gas filled bowel loops seen in abdomen..can you please tel me is there any severe issues and what Wil be the treatment for this

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@rama Hi I'm having similar issues was told that I have Adnexal Teratoma. Was told that mine is 8.5 cm (85mm). I would love to learn more about how you did and are doing now. What if anything helped. Anxiously waiting to talk to my gyn on Monday. (What a thanksgiving :*( )

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