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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oopherectomy: Depends on the age of the patient! ...Read more
What to do 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Menopause: By leaving the ovaries this should not occur ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer