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How long do you have to wait after a salpingo oophorectomy to have sex?

How long do you have to wait after a salpingo oophorectomy to have sex?

4-6 weeks: Typically women can resume all "normal" actvities in about 4-6 weeks. Remember that if both ovaries are removed, the sudden drop in homones can result in fairly abrupt vaginal dryness.... ...Read more

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Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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When is the right time to have sex after bilateral salpino-oophorectomy procedure?

When is the right time to have sex after bilateral salpino-oophorectomy procedure?

Ask your surgeon: This is an excellent question for your surgeon. Most surgeons recommend pelvic rest (nothing in the vagina) for 6 weeks after gynecological procedure. ...Read more

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How long after a salpingo oophorectomy can a woman have sex?

How long after a salpingo oophorectomy can a woman have sex?

Depends on patient: If your procedure was done laparoscopically, you may feel comfortable resuming sex in a week or two. If you had an open procedure with a larger incision, you may need to wait 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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I had a salping oophorectomy laproscopically done a week ago. I feel good. Is it ok to have sex again?

Just Be Careful: Although sex in and of itself will not hurt you, it is important that you heal from your incisions. You may want to give it another week. It's not worth the risk of hurting yourself while you're healing. ...Read more

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I had a salpingo oopherectomy hysterectomy robotically 15 days ago due to polyps & pcosI returned to work on day 13 and I feel fine. Can I have sex?

I had a salpingo oopherectomy hysterectomy robotically 15 days ago due to polyps & pcosI returned to work on day 13 and I feel fine. Can I have sex?

Ask surgeon: It's great that you are already feeling so well but you still have a lot of healing to do on the inside. This is too early to resume sexual activity. Ask your surgeon when it will be safe when you are seen for your next post-op visit. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long is a partial bilateral oophorectomy surgery?

How long is a partial bilateral oophorectomy surgery?

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

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I underwent bilateral oophorectomy because of my dermoid cysts. Am I still able to reach climax during sex?

I underwent bilateral oophorectomy because of my dermoid cysts. Am I still able to reach climax during sex?

Yes: Removal of ovaries will not affect your orgasm.
Given your young age you may need hormone replacement. Please consult your gynecologist for your continuing care.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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My wife had a unilateral salipingo oophorectomy 2 months ago for ovarian cancer - bikini incision. Surgeon said we must wait 7 months to have sex. Why?

My wife had a unilateral salipingo oophorectomy 2 months ago for ovarian cancer - bikini incision. Surgeon said we must wait 7 months to have sex. Why?

Ovarian cancer: What you are describing is not a standard treatment for ovarian cancer. If she had a debulking or staging for ovarian cancer which includes a hysterectomy (unless she wants more children), then it is recommended to wait six weeks for the top of the vagina to heal. I recommend that your wife see a gynecologic oncologist (a doctor specifically trained to treat women with reproductive cancers). ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have a biopsy after hyst and bilateral oophorectomy to detect whether it's malignant or benign?

Is it necessary to have a biopsy after hyst and bilateral oophorectomy to detect whether it's malignant or benign?

Pathology: All tissues removed at surgery are sent for examination by a pathologist who will test selected parts by microscopy and other tests to determine if there is malignancy or any other abnormality. ...Read more

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What is bilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

What is bilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

Removal organs: "bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy" refers to the surgical removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries on both the right and left sides. It can be done with or without also doing a hysterectomy, and can be done laparoscopically or with an open incision (laparotomy.). ...Read more

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Does it take long to recover from prophylactic oophorectomy?

Does it take long to recover from prophylactic oophorectomy?

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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How long does it take for an oophorectomy with mini laparotomy?

How long does it take for an oophorectomy with mini laparotomy?

Why: This should be done laparoscopically and if straight forward 20 minutes for the docs part. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an oophorectomy via mini laparotomy to heal?

How long does it take for an oophorectomy via mini laparotomy to heal?

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

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I had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy 3 months ago. Why does it feel like my body heats up so much?

No hormones: After your ovaries are removed your body no longer produces estrogen. This is surgical menopause. Some patients choose to start estrogen replacement therapy to help relieve these symptoms. ...Read more

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I just had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy a couple months ago. Now I feel my body heats up at night?

I just had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy a couple months ago. Now I feel my body heats up at night?

Menopause: Once your ovaries were removed then you no longer have hormones. You are now in menopause. Discuss estrogen replacement therapy with your doc to prevent hot flashes. ...Read more

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I have been advised to have a bilateral salpingo oophorectomy, I have read a lot of negative health issues and shortened life span, is this true?

I have been advised to have a bilateral salpingo oophorectomy, I have read a lot of negative health issues and shortened life span, is this true?

It depends: It depends on your age and the reason for the surgery. It may actually increase your life span. You need to discuss your concerns with the surgeon and get a second opinion if you are still unsure. Best of wishes. ...Read more

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5 months ago I had supracervical hysterectomy/ bilateral oophorectomy. Now taking estrogen. I day of spotting 28 days apart in the last 2 months.

5 months ago I had supracervical hysterectomy/ bilateral oophorectomy. Now taking estrogen. I day of spotting 28 days apart in the last 2 months.

Not unusual: One of the drawbacks to supracervical hysterectomy is some bleeding afterwards-approximately 17% of women will experience cyclic bleeding. Cautery of cervical stump may eliminate it or stopping estrogen. ...Read more

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I had a preventative bilateral laproscopic oophorectomy 8 weeks ago. I started HRT 2 weeks ago. I started light bleeding 2 days ago. Is that normal?

I had a preventative bilateral laproscopic oophorectomy 8 weeks ago. I started HRT 2 weeks ago. I started light bleeding 2 days ago. Is that normal?

Normal: You have had an abrupt change in your hormone levels and your uterus is trying to figure it out. It should resolve with time, though may need some dosage adjustments along the way. ...Read more

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Is the quality of eggs affected in the remaining ovarian tissue after bilateral partial oophorectomy for dermoid cysts?

Is the quality of eggs affected in the remaining ovarian tissue after bilateral partial oophorectomy for dermoid cysts?

I don't think so: As you may know, all of the eggs a human female will have in her lifetime are present in her ovaries at the time of her birth. The quality of them slowly degrades as she ages. Having part of the ovary removed will surely reduce the number of remaining eggs, but the quality of the remaining ones should be unchanged. ...Read more

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How long can one take Estrace (estradiol) 1mg/day? Had Hysterectomy w/bilat oophorectomy- age 26 and started it then and now I'm 51.

How long can one take Estrace (estradiol) 1mg/day? Had Hysterectomy w/bilat oophorectomy- age 26 and started it then and now I'm 51.

Estrace (estradiol): Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Long-term estradiol treatment may increase your risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or uterine cancer. Talk with your doctor about your individual risks before using estradiol long-term. ...Read more

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How long should abdominal pain last after a left salpingo oophorectomy?

How long should abdominal pain last after a left salpingo oophorectomy?

Problematic: Chronic abdominal/pelvic pain post-ovary/Fallopian tube excision can be residua of intestinal adhesions, which commonly evolve after invasive pelvic procedures. Peritoneal adhesions beget kinked & spastic intestinal segments & symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Gastroenterological evaluation might be helpful & Cannabis might benefit the symptoms. See comments: ...Read more

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How to keep healthy after bilateral oophorectomy without hormone treatment - what are the important things to do other than healthy diet and exercise?

How to keep healthy after bilateral oophorectomy without hormone treatment - what are the important things to do other than healthy diet and exercise?

PMP Bone loss: Bone health after menopause has become an ever important issue for women. Weight-bearing exercise, dietary sources of calcium, vitamin d and calcium supplementation, minimize caffeine, don't smoke, maintain normal thyroid levels, minimize use of chronic steroids--all are important in maintaining good bone health. ...Read more