2 thoughts on “The Link Between PCOS and Bipolar Disorder

  • January 6, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    So what happens if you’ve had a hysterectomy? I don’t produce estrogen anymore.
    But I have all the symptoms of PCOS…except now I don’t have a period.

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    • January 7, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      PCOS is the result of excess androgens which don’t depend on levels of estrogen. The ovaries are responsible for a lot of androgen production, but the pituitary gland also produces a sizable percentage. So, unfortunately, a hysterectomy won’t solve the problem. It’s important to talk to your doctor about any treatment you may need. Hormone levels can be checked by both blood and saliva testing, but getting your blood drawn is usually easier and cheaper than saliva testing.

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