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Is it possible that a post hysterectomy patient could have a 3rd ovary that was not found?

Is it possible that a post hysterectomy patient could have a 3rd ovary that was not found?

Possible: While it is extremely uncommon for a woman to have three ovaries it is possible. More likely, when the ovaries were removed during the hysterectomy, a small portion of one of the ovaries, a remnant, was left behind. ...Read more

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Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...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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I may have to have a hysterectomy. Is there any advantage to keeping 1 ovary?

I may have to have a hysterectomy. Is there any advantage to keeping 1 ovary?

At age of 37 the : Advantage of keeping an ovary is that you will not go through menopause immediately after your surgery. If the hysterectomy is not for cancer treatment and you are not at high risk for ovarian cancer in the future, it may be better to keep the ovary so you do not experience premature menopause ( usually women go through menopause around 52 yo). ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy. ..Kept ovaries. ..Will i begin menopsuse sooner?

Had hysterectomy. ..Kept ovaries. ..Will i begin menopsuse sooner?

Possible: The average age for menopause is 50 to 52 years old. However, the average age for menopause after a hysterectomy is 48 to 50 years old. ...Read more

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Is ovary removal with hysterectomy at age 26 a possible consideration for me?

Is ovary removal with hysterectomy at age 26 a possible consideration  for me?

Please discuss with: The doc who is going to do your surg under normal circumstances you would leave 1 or both ovaries in since u are so young, if there is something wrong with the ovaries or you had a very strong history of ovarian cancer or a history of frequent ruptured ovarian cysts then that would be indication to remove ovaries. ...Read more

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Is it common to feel pain in your ovaries a year after a partial hysterectomy?

Is it common to feel pain in your ovaries a year after a partial hysterectomy?

Partial Hysterectomy: You can continue to have discomfort at the site of your ovary related to ovulation until you have experienced menopause. The ovaries that remain after partial hysterectomy are unaffected by the removal of your uterus and tubes and will go through their normal cycles without experiencing menses. ...Read more

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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

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How long is spotting after a hysterectomy normal? Everything removed but my ovaries.

How long is spotting after a hysterectomy normal? Everything removed but my ovaries.

4-8 weeks: As the vaginal cuff (the part that is closed where the uterus was attached) heals, you will have small amounts of spotting that will decrease with time. As the healing is completed in 1-2 months, it should spot. You should have a follow up appt with your surgeon for a check after ur surgery. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Is it possible to have menopause after a hysterectomy but still have 1 ovary and age 24?

Is it possible to have menopause after a hysterectomy but still have 1 ovary and age 24?

Yes: Although 1 ovary is usually able to function quite well and prevent early menopause, it is possible that it is has stopped functioning. If you are having menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, you should see your gynecologist who can order blood tests to check the amount of hormones you are making. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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