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How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

Primary peritoneal : There is a disease which looks like ovarian cancer under the microscope; is treated like ovarian cancer and has the same type of symptoms. It is called primary peritoneal carcinoma. Removal of the ovaries does not decrease the risk of having this disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

Yes: Since the uterus is still present, cancer can develop in it. Additionally, even with ovaries removed, there are sometimes ovarian cells present that may lead to ovarian or "primary peritoneal" cancer from similar cells lining the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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How do you know if ovaries are getting blood supply after hysterectomy (removal of uterus, cervix, tubes, and removal of cysts on each ovary but able to save the ovaries)?

How do you know if ovaries are getting blood supply after hysterectomy (removal of uterus, cervix, tubes, and removal of cysts on each ovary but able to save the ovaries)?

Ovaries have dual: blood flow from both from the uterus and from the ovarian artery which is a branch directly off the aorta. So when you remove tubes and uterus, the ovary still gets flow from its second blood source. I wish you a speedy recovery from your surgery and hope your ovaries live a quiet, cyst-free existence from now on. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

Yes : Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary ...Read more

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What are the percent chances of being able to get pregnant if you have endometriosis, scar tissue, a septate uterus, and ovarian dysgerminoma?

What are the percent chances of being able to get pregnant if you have endometriosis, scar tissue, a septate uterus, and ovarian dysgerminoma?

All different : All of these are different issues each of which may be risk factors for fertility issues. There is not a simple stat that can be easily quoted for the four separate issues. Consultation with a specialist is warranted ...Read more

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Since ovarian cysts can bleed if they are large and they rupture what are the chances of an ovarian pregnancy being misdiagnosed when ruptured?

Since ovarian cysts can bleed if they are large and they rupture what are the chances of an ovarian pregnancy being misdiagnosed when ruptured?

Need ultrasound: Ovarian pregnancies are rare. An ultrasound can make sure your pregnancy is in the uterus if you are far enough along. Following the bHCG levels for a doubling every 48hrs helps to exclude an abnormal pregnancy. If you are faint and/or have significant pain, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can having your ovaries removed prevent breast cancer?

Can having your ovaries removed prevent breast cancer?

For High Risk Women: Having your ovaries removed is usually reserved for women with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer due to an inherited mutation in the brca1 or brca2 gene — two genes linked to breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other cancers. High-risk women age 35 and older who have completed childbearing are the best candidates for this surgery. ...Read more

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Can eggs be harvested from an ovary with multiple cysts/dermoids? If you have no ovaries but still a uterus will you have menses?

Can eggs be harvested from an ovary with multiple cysts/dermoids? If you have no ovaries but still a uterus will you have menses?

Different questions: An ovary with multiple cysts likely has functioning eggs. An ovary with a dermoid cyst may or may not have enough functional ovary to produce eggs. This will be a case by case situation. If you do not have ovaries then you will not have a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Fallopian tube twisted due to follicle cyst and had to have ovary removed. What are the chances of that happening again?

Fallopian tube twisted due to follicle cyst and had to have ovary removed. What are the chances of that happening again?

Unlikely: Twisting of the tube and ovary (torsion) is an unusual event anyway. It cannot occur on the side that was taken out. It would be extremely unlikely to happen to your other side. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts on both ovaries since a hysterectomy...Will the doctor remove them?

I have ovarian cysts on both ovaries since a hysterectomy...Will the doctor remove them?

Depends: At 39 years old, you probably have functioning ovaries. If they are removed you are (without hormonal replacement) plunged into menopause. A question would be, are you in pain, or are the ovaries just known to have asyptomatic cysts on them? Most physicians would remove symptomatic ovarian cysts if other means to shrink them didm't work. ...Read more

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Any benefit to not remove healthy uterus if ovary due to cyst must be removed? No cancer history on both sides of family. Lost prior ovary to ectopic.

Any benefit to not remove healthy uterus if ovary due to cyst must be removed? No cancer history on both sides of family. Lost prior ovary to ectopic.

No benefit: Leaving the uterus in, after both ovaries are gone, will not provide any benefit. There is additional, albeit minimal, risk in removing the uterus as compared to removing the ovary alone. ...Read more

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How can I get ovarian cancer after removal of my ovaries?

It is possible: The rounded appearance of the ovaries can be deceiving; in the embryo, when the ovaries descend into the fetal pelvis some cells may trail behind and be left outside the ovary. In addition, ovarian tissue is really somewhat comet shaped, with cells distributed along the ligament which is cut at surgery. These cells may become oca. Other cells body lining cells may also transform into oca as well. ...Read more

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I'm 12 days post op from having my uterus, cervix and tubes removed. Will i be affected biennially in any way or do the ovaries provide all the hormon?

Ovaries provide: The ovaries provide all the hormones that make you a woman. The tubes are just that, tubes. And the uterus is really just a vessel for holding a pregnancy. No hormonal production at all. While studies have shown that hysterectomy can reduce blood flow to ovary which can affect hormones, most women notice no changes in their hormones after hysterectomy. If you do notice changes, see md. ...Read more

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The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


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