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Postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy dermoid cyst?

Postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy dermoid cyst?

For postmenopausal:: I would recommend oophorectomy in a postmenopausal patient, due to the (small, but possible) risk of a malignancy. While the most common type of dermoids are benign, they can be some that are malignant, and in a menopausal female i would recommend oophorectomy instead of cystectomy, to ensure that the tumor is removed entirely. For a premenopausal patient i would recommend cystectomy. ...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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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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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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Can hysterectomies safely remove fibroids?

Can hysterectomies safely remove fibroids?

Yes: Most of the time fibroids are managed by hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) for two main reasons. First, fibroids are often too numerous to remove individually without irreparable damage to the uterus. Secondly, most fibroids tend to grow back and removal of only the fibroids can be futile. The most definitive treatment is hysterectomy. Speak with your obgyn about the risks of surgery. ...Read more

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Should one remove uterus fibriods?

Should one remove uterus fibriods?

See below: Strictly speaking the indications for removal are abnormal uterine bleeding, symptoms related to the bulky size of the fibroid, infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. Many women choose hysterectomy when they are done with childbearing and desire a definitive end to their fibroid symptoms. If you do not have a lot of symptoms there is no necessity to remove fibroids. ...Read more

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Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Yes.: Surgery can remove ovarian cysts. This can be cystectomy where the cysts are removed but the ovarian is left otherwise intact. It can also be oophorectomy where the entire ovary is removed. Many ovarian cysts, however, can resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Mum, 64, having benign ovarian cyst(5.1cm)removed laproscopically.Ca125 -2.3.Remove ovaries & uterus? Confused as biopsy result will come after surgery

Mum, 64, having benign ovarian cyst(5.1cm)removed laproscopically.Ca125 -2.3.Remove ovaries & uterus? Confused as biopsy result will come after surgery

Ok: If it is a benign cyst please do not worry. Most systems are benign however in a 64-year-old woman there is a small chance of malignancy. The pathologist will review the tissue and make a biopsy report after the surgery to ensure that it is benign. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma repture during surgery ovary will be removed?

Serous cystadenoma repture during surgery ovary will be removed?

Yes: Naked eye can not distinguish cystadenoma with focus of cancer, ( has high incidence of cancer ) only after total removal and analysis by the pathologist , will establish diagnosis, & stage , a potential curable disease has to be treated with radical surgery with aim of cure. ...Read more

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Could ovaries regrow once removed?

Could ovaries regrow once removed?

No: If the entire ovary was removed, the ovary cannot grow back. However, there have been cases where the ovary wasn't completely removed. This can result in the formation of ovarian cysts and adhesions and is called "Ovarian Remnant Syndrome." Best wishes! ...Read more

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Possible pelvic mass had total hyst with removal of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Should i be worried?

Possible pelvic mass had total hyst with removal of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Should i be worried?

I would say: Get a confirmation. Sometimes a bit of ovary can remain, its called ovarian remnant. Its not likely to be cancer, in fact this is very low probability. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will PCOS hormonal imbalances end after surgical removal of uterus, ovaries/tubes?

Will PCOS hormonal imbalances end after surgical removal of uterus, ovaries/tubes?

Well yes, but...: If the ovaries are removed, then you'll no longer be producing much female sex hormone at all, and you'd then essentially enter menopause unless hormones are replaced in pill form. Daily hormone replacement pills keep levels very stable which would generally end the sorts of symptoms you get from abnormal hormone fluctuation in PCOS. Though it's far too aggressive of a treatment just for PCOS. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Unlikely: A complete hysterectomy, with removal of both ovaries, usually is curative for endometriosis. I have seen cases afterwards, but it is extremely rare. ...Read more

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Could scar tissue after hysterectomy and ovarian cyst removal cause abdominal pain?

Could scar tissue after hysterectomy and ovarian cyst removal cause abdominal pain?

Scar can be painful: Nerve entrapment in surgical scar can be a cause for post-operative pain. Not common but possible. Post-opereative adhesions within abdomen can also be source of pain. ...Read more

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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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Can uterine fibroids and/or adenomyosis reoccur after having a hysterectomy?

Can uterine fibroids and/or adenomyosis reoccur after having a hysterectomy?

No, not really: Adenomyosis is when the lining cells of the uterus are located just deep to the lining (but still within the uterus). It can be thought of as endometriosis of the uterus. Hysterectomy would remove this. Almost all fibroids are in the uterus also and would be removed with hysterectomy, although there are fibroids on rare occasions outside the uterus which could be missed/reoccur but very rare. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy? Should i remove the ovaries? I had triple positive breast cancer five years ago. Or just have an oblation? I have three week period

Hysterectomy?   Should i remove the ovaries?  I had triple positive breast cancer five years ago.  Or just have an oblation?  I have three week period

Why?: Are you asking because you are concerned about ovarian cancer risk or about reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence? Either way, more info is needed (stage, treatment, family history, etc.). I suggest you talk to your oncologist and go over the risks of recurrence of the cancer you had, risk of a second breast primary, and risk of ovarian cancer. Best to you. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 57 years old and had a hysterectomy in 1990 and also had my left ovary removed.?

What to do if I'm 57 years old and had a hysterectomy in 1990 and also had my left ovary removed.?

Menopause: At this age menopause is very possible. So one or two ovaries removed not going to make much difference. If you do not have any symptoms, no specific treatment other than calcium/vit d supplements and others problems if any need to be addressed. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm 57 years old and had a hysterectomy in 1990 and also had my left ovary removed.?

What do you suggest if i'm 57 years old and had a hysterectomy in 1990 and also had my left ovary removed.?

Nothing.: Unless you are having problems with the remaining ovary you do not need anything done. We recommend removal of an ovary if their is a mass, pain or some other problem. A family history of ovarian cancer is also something that may prompt removal of ovaries. For more specific information see your gyn. ...Read more

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What is a hysterectomy? I heard about it a while ago and apparently it removes your ovaries? Why would someone need this?

Not the ovaries: The uterus is the "hyster" and "ectomy" means to remove. A complete hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, but most women think that complete means to take the ovaries as well. The ovary is the "oophor" and the tube is the "salpinx" so removing the tubes and ovaries with the uterus is a "hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy". ...Read more

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I'm 32 years old and i had a hysterectomy 5 years ago i keep having cysts on my last remaining ovary. The pain is unbearable should I get it removed?

Cyst: You should know the reason before doing surgery. Small 2-3 cm cysts appears in functioning ovaries every month and disappears with ovulation. These small cysts are not painful. But there are larger and different cysts, like hemorrhagic, endometriosis that might be painful and needs to see your gyn for its management. ...Read more

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I'm 28 and getting ready to have both ovaries removed. I already had a hysterectomy 3 yrs ago. I'm nervous about the end results. And how it will affect my life?

I'm 28 and getting ready to have both ovaries removed. I already had a hysterectomy 3 yrs ago.  I'm nervous about the end results. And how it will affect my life?

Ask your Gyn: Seriously! 25yo is young age for hysterectomy. So is 28yo for oopherectomy (removal of ovaries). You didn't state why initial surgery performed nor why this one is planned. You need to chat w/your Gyn or whoever is planning your surgery. Ask why it's recommended. Ask what is desired outcome (how will it affect your life). Ask about potential complications. Ask all your questions now before surgery ...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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In a total hysterectomy is it better to remove everything (including the ovaries) or to leave them?

Depends: For most postmenopausal women, leaving the ovaries provides few benefits and removing them substantially reduces the risk of ovarian cancer. In premenopausal women, it is important to weight the risks of a premature menopause such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and menopausal sxs, against the benefits of a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Each woman should carefully weigh the issues. ...Read more

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Hello I have complex hyperplasia with atypica. Dr. recommended that I remove my ovaries with the hysterectomy. I am 38 years old. do I need to?

Hello I have complex hyperplasia with atypica. Dr. recommended that I remove my ovaries with the hysterectomy. I am 38 years old. do I need to?

NOPE: A simple hysterectomy without removal of ovaries would be better than removing the ovaries with the uterus. You'll have effects of menopause and other long term complications if the ovaries are removed. Recommend discussing your desires for ovarian preservation with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Postmenopausal woman has complex ovar cyst. If need ovary removed should I have a hysterectomy due to my age of 59 gynoncologist stated ca risk is low?

Postmenopausal woman has complex ovar cyst. If need ovary removed should I have a hysterectomy due to my age of 59 gynoncologist stated ca risk is low?

Depends: If your uterus is not causing any problems it is difficult to recommend removing it. When the ovary is the problem, certainly that should be addressed. There can be reasons to remove the uterus concurrent with other procedures, but your doctor would have to discuss that with you. ...Read more

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Partial hysterectomy in 2003, right ovary removed in 2012, and left one done on december 31, 2012 when is the swelling gonna go down.?

4-6 weeks: Depending on the kind of incision that was made to perform your surgery, the swelling can decrease at varying intervals. However, typically sweeling is reduced by 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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I have had a hysterectomy, two years later i had left ovary removed due to cyst, at removal right ovary was but now right ovary has cyst?

I have had a hysterectomy, two years later i had left ovary removed due to cyst, at removal right ovary was but now right ovary has cyst?

Not a problem: Of course you don't want both ovaries removed at age 38 as that could harm your heart and bones. Cysts at age 38 are most commonly benign and doctor can perform a "cystectomy" rather than an "oophrectomy". Remove just the cyst if it causes pain or is of concern for the doctor, and leave the rest of the ovary. Unless strong family history ovarian cancer, then ovary should be spared at all cost. ...Read more

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I am 48 years and started menopause in 2002. I had a hysterectomy then i had my ovaries removed in 2011. I started bleeding a little today.

Granulation tissue: Granulation tissue is scar tissue that has increased blood supply. This can cause vaginal bleeding. Also if you arent oh hormone therapy, you likely have atrophic vaginitis which can cause bleeding as well. Your doctor can evaluate you and see what the cause is. ...Read more

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I am 42y did hysterectomy and removed ovaries now I have lower abd pain.Like before i also had decapeptyle .Is it possible that endometrioma is back?

I am 42y did hysterectomy and removed ovaries now I have lower abd pain.Like before i also had decapeptyle .Is it possible that endometrioma is back?

Unlikely: I imagine that the surgery was for endometriosis and that you had similar pains before surgery. It is unlikely to have endometriosis recur after the ovaries are removed unless they are giving you estrogen replacement. Endometriosis can cause scarring and adhesions along with the surgery, and some of these pains may have to do with old scarring. An ultrasound may help, but may be other cause. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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