Re: PCOS and endo. cancer risk - could a dr. answer?

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Posted by on April 15, 19100 at 08:57:26:

In Reply to: PCOS and endo. cancer risk - could a dr. answer? posted by Kim Maynard on April 13, 19100 at 22:54:48:

: I was diagnosed 6 years ago w/PCOS. Recently experiencing rt. side ovary pain. Have had two ultrasounds recently. Pain seems to be because of adhesions. New concern is uterine lining. 1st u/s showed it to be 15mm plus thick. Follow-up after menses shows it to now be 5.5-6.5mm thick. Ultrasound person said this was within normal limits. My periods are fairly regular (30-37 days), heavy for a few days, total time 4-5 days. Do you think it is necessary to do a biopsy to check for abnormal cells? All my paps have been normal. My obgyn has suggested a hysterectomy and removal of rt. ovary and tube. I have been seeking a second opinion with a RE doc. I have completed my family. She will leave left ovary intact. I am 40 yrs old and presently not being treated for the PCOS. Should I be concerned about endo cancer at this stage? Any advice on next step?
: Thank you.
: Kim

I think you should definitely seek out a second opinion. You dont give all of your history, but there are other alternatives for treating pain other than a hysterectomy (ie. medications, laparoscopy..). The lining of uterus and its thickness is mostly interpreted based on your cycle. If you are having regular periods, the question that I ask is are you ovulating? If you are, then a biopsy may not be needed. Good luck.

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