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in reference to a laparoscopic hysterectomy for endometriosis issues, would it be better to keep one ovary, if possible?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends on age: Leaving one ovary means you will likely still have pain in 6-12 months post op, though you won't have periods and doing the hyst and one side debulks the endometriosis. Over age 40 I suggest both sides come out. Over 35 I tend to make all of mine aware of the recurrence of pain. Under 35 there is some benefit to keeping an ovary for prevention though 50% fail in 2 years and you get menopause.

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After I had a hysterectomy, I was told that I had adenomyosis. Is that different from endometriosis?

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Nice summary
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How long after stopping lupron (leuprolide) for endometriosis will it take for your body to go back to normal?

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I have had surgeries for endometriosis and I really want to get pregrant am 42 what can I do.?

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RE ASAP: See a reproductive endocrinologist as soon as you can: all else notwithstanding, if you are 42 years old you don't have time to waste. See a specialist; you may not need aggressive treatment but you can't afford the luxury of trial and error that younger women often have. Best of luck!

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