Are you thinking about having a hysterectomy to cure Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? If so, you’re not alone. Many women who suffer from chronic PCOS choose to get a hysterectomy as a last resort to cure PCOS.
But before you make this decision, there are a few things you should know about whether a hysterectomy can actually CURE PCOS.
The Truth About Hysterectomies and PCOS
The bottom line is, having a hysterectomy can cure Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This is because, during a hysterectomy, the ovaries are completely removed, thus, of course, removing the possibility of any further cystic growth.
However, it’s usually a last resort solution for women who suffer from chronic PCOS or who are at risk for full blown ovarian cancer. In short, curing PCOS with a hysterectomy is like cutting off your feet to keep from getting athlete’s foot. No more feet, no more athlete’s foot.
The good news, unlike your feet, your ovaries are something you can live very comfortably without. The down side is, having a hysterectomy means you can’t get pregnant. But it doesn’t stop you from adopting children.
Is it Time to Get Rid of PCOS for Good?
Plenty of women live very long healthy lives long after getting rid of PCOS by having a hysterectomy.
If your doctor has advised you that a hysterectomy might be the only way to keep your PCOS from developing into life threatening ovarian cancer, it’s probably the right move. But, keep in mind that there are not only physical, but also, emotional considerations, to keep in mind when choosing to have a hysterectomy.
Some women don’t discover what these complications are until after the operation is completed. Sometimes, they haven’t had the chance to prepare themselves or to adjust their expectations. This is especially true for women who have never been able to get pregnant, most of who choose to adopt children.
Have you been suffering from persistent PCOS? Have multiple operations been unsuccessful in curing it? If so, we can help you explore a safe option for getting rid of it for good.
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