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After Oophorectomy Post Menopause
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
To what extent does a unilateral oophorectomy (done at the age of five) affect hormone levels, and can I expect early menopause?
Had radical hysterectomy w/ bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at 27 yrs old, due to aggressive cancer. On long-term HRT to put off menopause. Risks?
How to evaluate menopause if you undergo total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?
How to evaluate when menopause happens in women who undergo total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?
When will menopause symptoms start after a total hysterectomy with a bilateral oopherectomy? Does weight play a role in the starting of symptoms?
Surgical procedure: It's a minimally invasive surgical procedure, utilizing small incisions and a camera as well as narrow diameter instruments to operate within a body cavity. Oophorectomy means to remove an ovary. Postmenopausal refers to a women who has stopped menstruating, and has left their reproductive years. ...Read more
Elective procedures: Elective surgical procedures, like a planned and scheduled oophorectomy, require less blood work than emergency procedures. The type of blood work is usually determined by both your surgeon and anesthesia provider, and depends on your age and other health issues. So answer is, depends on a few things. If you have recent blood work from your primary doc, share it. ...Read more
Why: This should be done laparoscopically and if straight forward 20 minutes for the docs part. ...Read more
At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks, but healing continues even after that. Only your doctor will be able to clear you for activities based on how you are healing and what specifically was done. ...Read more
Can I be running and hitting the gym already after a month of having a laparoscopic oophorectomy?
Please help! What is the difference between oophorectomy, exploration laparatomy and oophorocystectomy?
See definition below:
Oophorectomy means surgical removal of an ovary.
Exploratory laparotomy refers to performing a surgical incicision of sufficient size in the abdominal wall in order to "explore" the abdominal cavity and examine the intraabdominal organs.
Ovarian cystectomy is the sugical removal of a cyst from an ovary. ...Read more
Is it necessary to have a biopsy after hyst and bilateral oophorectomy to detect whether it's malignant or benign?
I`v started swimming after 3 month of surgery (oophorectomy), and now its 7 month, is it too much for me? Will I have some problem? Can I dance?
Any activity: If this was done laproscopicall then you should be able to have any activity after 7 months. If done with larger incisions then you should talk to your surgeon to ask what acitity is allowed. J. ...Read more
My wife had hysterectomy & bilateral oophorectomy, all analyses are well, but she can't gain weight, before surgery she was 62kg now after 2 months 57kg?
Depends: Depends on how it's done. Done laparoscopically (through small incisions) in your abdomen, recovery will be easier. If you're premenopausal (still getting a period), ovarian removal will put you into immediate menopause, likely causing common symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, emotional lability, vaginal dryness, etc. You'll want to talk with your obgyn about how to manage this. ...Read more
If the ovaries are both removed from a woman who has not yet gone through menopause, the procedure will make her immediately menopausal and infertile.
Complications of the surgical procedure include pain, infection, hemorrhage, injury to internal organs, blood clots in the veins of the legs, and injury to nerves. ...Read more
Depends: If this is done laparoscopically you should have very few issues postoperatively. Pain at the incision sites can last from less than a week to more than 2 weeks depending on lap vs. Open operation. Bleeding and infection are low risk unless this is being done for tuboovarian abscess. A lower abdominal incision can have a chance of hernia development. ...Read more
See your doctor: It is not normal to still have pain 6 months after an oophorectomy. The cause of the pain should be diagnosed and treated. If the surgery was done for endometriosis, there may still be disease present. Alternatively, adhesions may have developed after surgery that could put the bowel at risk for obstruction and which should be fixed. ...Read more
This means removing the fallopian tube and ovary. For ovarian cyst or mass on one side, the tube and ovary may be removed. In menopause, if having a hysterectomy, we often recommend removing both fallopian tubes and ovaries as they can both cause dangerous cancers that are hard to detect until it is too late.
Tube and ovary are sometimes removed due to infection. Certainly cancer requires remova. ...Read more
Partial?: There is no such thing as a partial bilateral oophorectomy. A bilateral oophorectomy may take as little as an hour or longer if there is scar tissue to work around. ...Read more
Family history: Women who are brca 1 or 2 positive are definitely candidates for preventative or risk reducing surgery including removal of tubes and ovaries. Brca negative women with a family history of ovarian cancer can also be offered risk reducing surgery. Their lifetime risk can range from about 4-11% and their are no good screening tests available. ...Read more
1 to 2 weeks: A prophylactic oophorectomy done by minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery should require no more than 1 to 2 weeks before you can be back to your normal energy levels and most normal activities. Heavy lifting, abdominal exercises, and sex are the only activities that should be deferred for 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more
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