Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Treatment.

Updated on June 21, 2010
D.B. asks from Staten Island, NY
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I have suffered from PCOS for about 6 years. I have tried metformin, diet, exercise and all possible forms of oral treatment, which have not worked. My doctor today advised me to get a procedure in which they drill a whole in my ovaries, which is supposed to help the flow, so my cycle can start again. He also mentioned the possibility of developing uterine cancer later on if I do not start my menstral cycle up again soon. I am wondering if anyone else has had this procedure, and if it has worked. I am not looking to have more children, so fertility is of no concern to me.

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answers from New York on

I have PCOS and had this procedure done 12 years ago. What my dr told me was that the ovary tries to release eggs and they are not fully released. They then form scars on the ovaries, blocking the openings and basically leaving no where for the eggs to come out. He said your ovaries are supposed to look like golf balls with the divots being areas for the eggs to come out. My ovaries looked like cue balls ~ solid with no openings.



answers from New York on

I have pcos, and have not heard of this treatment. You could maybe go onto the website, www.soulcysters.net to see if anyone there is familiar? Also, you didn't mention wanting to treat pcos naturally, but that is an avenue to explore. I am starting to ask more questions--instead of treating the symptoms, why not find out the cause? Why not try to find out what my body needs, but is not getting? I came across a place that treats naturally--I have not tried it , because I am still nursing (and there's a detox involved). I have no connections with this place. Check it out if you want..Google "Laughing Sage Wellness" Good luck.



answers from San Antonio on

are you seeing someone who specializes in PSOD? I was diagnosed with it and treated -- with a med that causes liver failure! I was never told about that.

Anyway, I finally went to see a doc who specializes in just this syndrome. He walked in the room, took one look at my face and said, "You do not have PSOD." He said that it is the most misdiagnosed gynocological pathology out there and women who do have it are extremely hairy in the face and have terrible acne. I'm a hairy woman, but it's ethnic and I try to keep it under control, lol.

He was the one who told me about the liver damage and had me scanned for that.

I'd get a third opinion before I let anyone create scar tissue in an organ as small as my ovary.

Good luck to you.



answers from New York on

I have PCOS and have NEVER heard of this. i would get a second opinion.



answers from New York on

I too have PCOS and never heard of this. Get a second opinion. Also, if you're not looking to have children, maybe you should go on the pill to get your period.



answers from Chicago on

I had ovarian drilling about 13 yrs ago when going through fertility treatments. The idea was that it would reduce the amount of testosterone my body produced so the progesterone and estrogen could get to work. There was a change but not enough for what we needed and we ended up eventually going the IVF route. I have never been told that not having a regular cycle could cause uterine cancer, and I asked every question under the sun. I am still irregular and skip months here and there. One other thing if you really need to get your cycle going is going on the pill short term to see if that kicks things in gear.
When I was told about reducing the testosterone, I asked how I could have a high count and I was told you do not have to have a high count, just enough that could block progesterone and in effect estrogen. My p and e was very low.

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