I had been diagnosed with PCOS in March
Q: I had been diagnosed with PCOS in March, since then I have had a complete abdominal hysterectomy. My question is, will my problems with PCOS, like weight gain, high lipids, etc… correct itself now? Are there any studies to show this? I have asked several doctors but they seem unsure.
A: With total hysterectomy (including removal of ovaries), you can expect to have significant hormonal issues to deal with in the coming years. PCOS is a symptom and not a disease. The underlying cause is often (but not all the time) due to estrogen dominance. Please take some time to read these two articles in depth. Many of your symptoms are associated with excessive estrogen, and until you get rid of the problem, they will not go away completely. Don’t forget that despite ovaries being removed, you are still putting out estrogen from your adrenals and fat cells. Of course the total level is lower. More importantly, the very important progesterone and androgens such as testosterone needs to be replenished in order to comprehensively balance your estrogen load.
My strong recommendation is that you find a naturally oriented medical doctor familiar with natural hormone replacement and get the appropriate testing and natural hormone replacement therapy.
My article on estrogen dominance: Estrogen Dominance
A real story of what the underlying problem is in real life terms: Jane’s Story