I understand if the ovaries are removed, the PCOS problems remain, plus the chance to have the normal problems that all women may face after taking the ovaries. We are all different ,some of us have dryness, weight gain, mood swings. You may have symptoms of menopause or you may not , depending on your age and what estrogen your other glands can make for you.
I do know with myself(not have PCOS), I take hrt and it does affect my appetite and weight gain to a certain extent, but not bad. When I get off, I don't have this problem. I cannot get off because of the symptoms of depression, dryness, and hot flashes. I have to work very hard with diet and exercise to keep me at the correct weight, but I always feel hungry from the hrt. I am taking the hrt that is bio-identical, which is easily taken into the body. I use the patch and do like it.
PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or something like that.
Yes, DES babies have a higher risk for clear cell carcinoma of the vagina, and cervical cancer (I think). I have been in touch with U of Chicago, who did this experiment on my mother, and me as a result. They state nothing shows DES increase ovarian cancer risk.
Hysterectomy is because of repeat D&Cs, about every 18 months. Not worth it. CA-125 count went from 10 to 26 in one year. I know this is not "cancer" but with the DES, I figure who knows what else DES can do, so why become a statistic after the fact?
So, despite losing them ovaries, I guess I still have to address the same problems the same way. Shucks!