I have just recently been diagnosed with PCOS, after having nothing but problems and pain with one ovary for the last 15 years. I had a hysterectomy in 2005, the only reason for having it was to remove my right ovary due to all the pain i'd been having with it every month. When the doctor came in to see me after surgery, he told me the ovary was nice and healthy so he didn't remove it, he only removed the uterus, which had no problems whatsoever. I broke down into tears and blasted him, telling him if it was so healthy then he should deal with the type of pain i did monthly, I then checked myself out of the hospital, and drove myself home (8 hour drive I might add) 3 days later I ended up being flown out of my little town due to a huge blood clot that formed over my right ovary .... hmmmm.... the doctor screwed up there too, since I was on blood thinners, and he was supposed to give me a massive dose during surgery, and he didn't.... But I digress, I continued having the pain and swelling of the ovary for the next 2 years. I stopped going to the doctor about it because I got sick of the doctors looking at me like it was all in my mind, or I was there to get pain meds only.
Two years later, (Feb of 2007) I went for my gastric bypass surgery. Since then I've lost 174 lbs (10 more than my actual goal, but I'm very happy with where I am right now) The pain from my ovary stopped about 3 months after surgery. I did, however start having pain from a condition called Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome (ACNES). A little known of, and very painful condition. I was eventually put onto a high dose of daily morphine (36mg / day) with Endocet pain pills to take when the pain broke through that. (usually take 8 - 12 per day (350mg pills)
Just last week, I had a major bout of pain from my ovary area. I'd forgotten what that pain was like until it came on me. Turned out one of the cysts on the ovary had burst, hence the diagnosis of PCOS FINALLY!!!! It's not all in my mind !!! lol
I'm not sure yet what they will be doing about the PCOS at this time, but from what I've learned of it, there isn't really a cure for it, just things you can do to lesson the symptoms. One of the major things that I did was the weight loss.
If I could go back to 2005, when I had my hysterectomy, I think I would demand that the doctor take me back into surgery and remove that ovary, and if need be, take both of them. Once the uterus was gone, they aren't needed anyway. Hormones can be replaced easily enough with a pill.
Be smart and have them removed :)