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What can I do after a hysterectomy (and ovaries) to prevent dryness of the uterus?

What can I do after a hysterectomy (and ovaries) to prevent dryness of the uterus?

Vaginal dryness: I assume you meant vaginal dryness since the uterus was removed during the hysterectomy. After the ovaries are removed hormone production stops leading to menopause. Vaginal dryness is common and easy treated with vaginal estrogen available as a cream, pellet, or a vaginal ring. Lubricants like astroglide or KY can help during intercourse. ...Read more

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What is total hysterectomy--uterus and ovaries removed?

What is total hysterectomy--uterus and ovaries removed?

Whole uterus only: A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus and leaves the cervix in place.The removal of the tubes and ovaries is a separate procedure (salpingectomy and oophorectomy respectively). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. ...Read more

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Have large mass on uterus,small one on left ovary,does that mean I have to have a hysterectomy?

Have large mass on uterus,small one on left ovary,does that mean I have to have a hysterectomy?

Not necessarily.: Unless the masses are malignant(cancer) or are causing other problems that cannot be cured by removal of the masses alone. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy last february, took my ovaries and left my uterus, I have gained a lot of weight, i'm eating healthier, why?

I had a partial hysterectomy last february, took my ovaries and left my uterus, I have gained a lot of weight, i'm eating healthier, why?

Oophorectomy: If they left your uterus, you didn't have a hysterectomy. It sounds like you had a bilateral oophorectomy. Are you sure you don't mean they left your cervix? That would be a supracervical hysterectomy. Anyway, it may be the weight gain is from being menopausal, but have your provider check for thyroid issues and diabetes too. ...Read more

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Menopause every symptom imaginable. Hysterectomy. Have ovaries. No uterus so can't judge where i'm at with this journey. 55 yrs old. When does II end?

Menopause every symptom imaginable. Hysterectomy. Have ovaries. No uterus so can't judge where i'm at with this journey. 55 yrs old. When does II end?

Menopause: There is medical treatment to help with symptoms of menopause. Call your doctor and make an appointment to see about getting help. ...Read more

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If my ovaries are both stuck to back of my uterus, is it possible to have a hysterectomy but save one ovary?

Possible : In most cases it is possible to save the ovary. Without knowing more though it would be difficult to answer. Your surgeon may not even be able to know for sure until he or she sees the ovaries during surgery. Certainly you should express your wishes and that discussion can occur during your preop visit. ...Read more

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Have mild cramp after 4 years of hysterectomy with 1 ovary left. Uterus, appendix and 1 ovary removed. Is this a concern?

Have mild cramp after 4 years of hysterectomy with 1 ovary left.  Uterus, appendix and 1 ovary removed.   Is this a concern?

Cramping: This is likely your remaining ovary ovulating or developing a cyst. Being near menopause, you are more likely to have these due to hormone fluctuations. You need to see your physician for an exam and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can robotic hysterectomy be safe for precancerous conditions of the uterus and ovaries in morbid obese patients?

Can robotic hysterectomy  be safe for precancerous  conditions of the uterus and ovaries in morbid obese patients?

Possibly: You need to interview a few surgeons in your area and see if they are comfortable using the robotic surgery suite for your surgery. I think every surgeon will have their own view on this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can ovarian function be evaluated post hysterectomy uterus and cervix removed, ovaries retained?

How can ovarian function be evaluated post hysterectomy uterus and cervix removed, ovaries retained?

Ovarian function: Blood tests of ovarian hormone levels (estradiol and progesterone) are a good start. Doctors may also add FSH, LH, TSH, free T4, prolactin since these hormones can be related to menstral irregularity and ovarian dysfunction. ...Read more

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I am haveing laparoscopic hysterectomy that removes only the uterus leaves the cervix in the ovaries he suggested I get my tubes taken out just in cas?

I am haveing laparoscopic hysterectomy that removes only the uterus leaves the cervix in the ovaries he suggested I get my tubes taken out just in cas?

Not a bad idea: There is newer evidence that some ovarian cancers actually arise in the tubes so removal can be preventative for such. Also, this does not add significant risk nor does it add to your recovery. Thus, most suggest removal of fallopian tubes at the time hysterectomy is performed. ...Read more

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Does PMS go away after a hysterectomy? My doctor has recommended removing my uterus but leaving the ovaries with my hysterectomy. Will i still get PMS symptoms? .

Most : Most pms symptoms get better after a hysterectomy, but with ovaries you will still have hormones so may still have hormonal mood swings even after the hysterectomy. With pms, there are some stabilizing medications you can go on if your symptoms are causing you distress. ...Read more

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After a hysterectomy(uterus) what cause women to develop cyst on the breast and ovaries?

The same: The uterus is not an endocrine (glandular/hormonal) organ and so removing it does not change the endocrine environment in a woman's body. Not all ovarian or breast cysts result form hormone exposure, but many do. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy one week ago everything gone cervix uterus ect only thing left was my ovaries. Is it safe to have anal sex? Pls advise.

I had a hysterectomy one week ago everything gone cervix uterus ect only thing left was my ovaries. Is it safe to have anal sex? Pls advise.

No: Internally you are still healing and you would be risking disrupting that process, particularly just a week postop. Wait at least 4 weeks, preferably 6. ...Read more

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Would never being pregnant determine the method of hysterectomy surgery for removal of uterus, tubes and ovary. Reason for surgery is thick lining.

Would never being pregnant determine the method of hysterectomy surgery for removal of uterus, tubes and ovary. Reason for surgery is thick lining.

One factor: The number of pregnancies is one factor in determining the route of surgery. The patient’s size, the size of the uterus, the size of the vagina, the amount of uterine prolapse, previous surgeries, medical problems, surgeon preference, surgeon skin and experience are other a few of the other factors. Each case must be evaluated individually to determine the best surgical approach. ...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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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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