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


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Postmenopause woman with growing ova cyst everything else ok. if surgery do i need complete ovary hysterectomy removed. have adhesions from other surg?

Postmenopause woman with growing ova cyst everything else ok. if surgery do i need complete ovary hysterectomy removed. have adhesions from other surg?

Previous scarring: Previous surgical scar tissue (adhesions) make this a more complicated question to answer because the subject ovary may be "stuck" to other tissues like bowel, pelvic sidewall or bladder. If you don't want to return to surgery after this operation you might give consideration to hysterectomy with ovarian removal. You will need a very competent surgeon to undertake this operation- interview wisely ...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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Have uterine polyps diagnosed with hysteroscopy.Going to surgery to remove polyps outpatient. Why not just have a hysterectomy?

Have uterine polyps diagnosed with hysteroscopy.Going to surgery to remove polyps outpatient.  Why not just have a hysterectomy?

Good question: You should discuss that with your doctor. Endometrial polyps should be removed, but a hysterectomy is also an appropriate treatment option for a woman with endometrial polyps. ...Read more

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Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids removal for pregnancy. Does it improve fertility after removal of small or large uterine fiborids? in all women.

Depends on location: if the fibroids is significantly distorting the endometrial cavity, it will be of benefit (assuming all other factors are normal). Fibroids outside of the endometrial cavity or that are pedunculated, may not reduce your chances of getting pregnant and may not be neccessary to remove them. Speak to your GYN who can discuss this further with you . Best wishes ...Read more

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Should uterine fibroids (sizes 1.2 to 1.8cm) be removed? What is the procedure to remove these fibroids? After removal, will they reappear again?

Maybe: Small fibroids that are causing problems due to bleeding are very easily and well treated using uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). This is a minimally invasive procedure done by an interventional radiologist.You can find information at www.Ask4ufe.Com or www.Sirweb.Org. ...Read more

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Does uterus fibroid once operated can regain again ? Or is it better to remove uterus than to get the fibroid removed from uterus

Does uterus fibroid once operated can regain again ? Or is it better to remove uterus than to get the fibroid removed from uterus

They can : Fibroids can certainly come back or you can grow new ones. If surgery is needed then its important to know if you are done having children or not. If you are done then a hysterectomy may be a better choice. ...Read more

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When they do hysteroscopic myomectomy, does it mean the uterus will be partially reserved or remain intact?

When they do hysteroscopic  myomectomy, does it mean the uterus will  be partially reserved or remain intact?

Uterus is intact: In a hysteroscopy myomectomy the fibroid on the inner lining of the uterus is removed, but the uterus itself is not removed. So the uterus remains intact. ...Read more

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I'm having open bladder surgery to remove tvm that has eroded into the bladder. Should i also have my uterus and ovaries removed?

I'm having open bladder surgery to remove tvm that has eroded into the bladder. Should i also have my uterus and ovaries removed?

you have a choice: And there is no clear correct answer. Talk with your surgeon about the possibility of removing these organs, if found normal, if found abnormal during the case. Would a second surgeon be necessary? Answers to these questions will help you decide. Take a friend with you. Be well. ...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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Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

2 weeks: Usually almost full recovery in 2 weeks. Some people feel great after 5 days. Kind of unpredictable. But most activities can be resumed after about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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When a fallopian tube is removed by surgery are the ovaries also removed?

When a fallopian tube is removed by surgery are the ovaries also removed?

No: At least, not necessarily. It depends on the clinical reasons for removing the tube(s); but in most cases the ovaries can (and should) be preserved if the woman is of reproductive age and still desires childbearing, and often in menopause and beyond. Cases of gyn cancers are fairly specific and should only be considered with the help of a gynecologic oncologist. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst removal - is that done laparoscopically or do you get cut open?

Ovarian cyst removal - is that done laparoscopically or do you get cut open?

Usually laparoscopic: Most ovarian cystectomys or oophorectomies for benign cysts can and should be performed with minimally invasive surgery. Prior to the surgery, your evaluation should include an ultrasound and blood tests. An open surgery would only be needed if there is a high chance of an ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

Yes : Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary ...Read more

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If one ovary is removed does fallopian tubes need to be removed together?

If one ovary is removed does fallopian tubes need to be removed together?

Not nescessarily: Ovaries can be removed alone leaving behind the tube. It depends on the disease process causing the need for removal. The alone can be removed for large cyst involving the ovary while endometriosis involving the ovary and tube may result in removal of both. ...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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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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Having both ovaries removed with complete hysterectomy, will I have a sex drive afterwards? Being removed due to endometriosis

Having both ovaries removed with complete hysterectomy, will I have a sex drive afterwards? Being removed due to endometriosis

Usually sex drive is: Fine. After a hysterectomy about a third of women feel less apprehensive about having sex due to the knowledge that they won't get pregnant. About a third of women may have feeling regarding sexualtiy impacted because of how they deal psychologically with having female organs removed. About a third of women don't have particular issues regarding sex drive one way or the other. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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