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What are the pro's and con's of getting a total hysterectomy ( leaving ovaries in)?

What are the pro's and con's of getting a total hysterectomy ( leaving ovaries in)?

Complicated issue : This is a fairly complicated topic that requires a long discussion that must be individualize from person to person. In general if there is nothing wrong with the ovaries and that was not the reason for hysterectomy then ovaries are left. This avoids the physical changes that the accompany surgical menopause ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

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


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How long do I need to recover from vaginal hysterectomy? Leaving ovaries and tubes

How long do I need to recover from vaginal hysterectomy? Leaving ovaries and tubes

Varies: Many women are essentially fully recovered in less than 2 weeks. Most have resumed normal activity by 2 to 4 weeks. To be safe, you should plan for 4 to 6 weeks for full recovery - but expect to require less than 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Trachelectomy recover time, this is a noncancerous situation. Previously had supracervical partial hysterectomy leaving left ovary and cervix.

Trachelectomy recover time, this is a noncancerous situation. Previously had supracervical  partial hysterectomy leaving left ovary and cervix.

Varies: That depends on the technique your surgeon plans to use. You will need to direct this to the surgeon as there are a variety of approaches. ...Read more

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I have a degenerating corpus luteum cyst on ovary is this ok like not a bad one to have im 44 and have had a hysterectomy just leaving my ovarys?

I have a degenerating corpus luteum cyst on ovary is this ok like not a bad one to have im 44 and have had a hysterectomy just leaving my ovarys?

It's normal: A degenerating corpus luteum is always okay if you are still cycling; it simply means you ovulated some time before. You will continue to have CL with each cycle until menopause. ...Read more

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Am now 38. What should I expect after the abdominal hysterectomy if they leave my ovaries?

No periods: The main advantage to leaving the ovaries is to preserve the hormonal environment. Besides not having menstrual bleeding, things should pretty much stay the same. There may be some differences related to sexual function, some women experience orgasms differently after a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more