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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

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...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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Can ovaries still produce endometreosis even after the uterus has been removed? I had an hysterectomy after having severe back pain. Endometrosis had left scar tissue which attached my uterus to my rectum. After removal of the uterus, the back pain subsid

Can ovaries still produce endometreosis even after the uterus has been removed? I had an hysterectomy after having severe back pain. Endometrosis had left scar tissue which attached my uterus to my rectum. After removal of the uterus, the back pain subsid

Back pain: Scar tissue, endometriosis and othe problems related to the uterus and ovaries can cause pelvic or back pain. After hysterectomy you should have a gun checkup to assess the health of ovaries, bladder and pelvic floor. Endometriosis can cause pain after hysterectomy, in some cases, even after removal of ovaries. ...Read more

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70 yr woman who had hysterectomy with removal of ovaries & uterus,diagnosed with congestive heart failure,liver enlarged+abd ascites.CA125= 341.Why?

70 yr woman who had hysterectomy with removal of ovaries & uterus,diagnosed with congestive heart failure,liver enlarged+abd ascites.CA125= 341.Why?

No explanation: One reason that CA125 is such a poor cancer screen is that a great many healthy people run relatively high levels for no apparent reason. .IThe key is managing her underlying illness if at all possible. I trust that cause has been found and is not tumor. ...Read more

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Got a fibroid in cervix/ lower part of uterus. Was told may need hysterectomy. Also at risk for high complications if wait to have more children.True?

Got a fibroid in cervix/ lower part of uterus. Was told may need hysterectomy. Also at risk for high complications if wait to have more children.True?

No hysterectomy: You have several options before you should ever consider a hysterectomy. There's a myomectomy to remove isolated fibroids, hifu (high frequency ultrasound), uterine fibroid embolization. You should definitely ask your doctor about these options. You only need treatment now if you are symptomatic. ...Read more

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When you get a hysterectomy, what will take up the space that was taken up by your uterus?

When you get a hysterectomy, what will take up the space that was taken up by your uterus?

Bowels: Your bowels are in front of behind and to the sides of the uterus, nothing to worry about as long as u do not get a complication or end up with bad scar tissue. ...Read more

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What part of uterus is removed in partial hysterectomy?

What part of uterus is removed in partial hysterectomy?

Whats partial mean?: As a physician, a hysterectomy is removal of the uterus and it can be total or subtotal or sometimes called supracervical. A subtotal or supracervical hysterectomy removes the body of the uterus and a small part of the cervix. However, often times non-medical people call a partial hysterectomy total removal of the uterus but not removing the ovaries. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy for retroverted uterus, how does this work?

Hysterectomy for retroverted uterus, how does this work?

Same: The position of the uterus does not change the process or procedure when performing a hysterectomy - the surgery would be the same ...Read more

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Hysterectomy for retroverted uterus, how would this work?

Probably the same: The uterus can be retroverted, anteverted, or mid-plane and all of these are normal. That does not usually affect the process of performing a hysterectomy. What can complicate the procedure would be significant adhesions or other exophytic disease. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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