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Doctor insights on: Laparoscopic Oophorectomy Recovery

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What is postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy?

What is postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy?

Surgical procedure: It's a minimally invasive surgical procedure, utilizing small incisions and a camera as well as narrow diameter instruments to operate within a body cavity. Oophorectomy means to remove an ovary. Postmenopausal refers to a women who has stopped menstruating, and has left their reproductive years. ...Read more

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Can I be running and hitting the gym already after a month of having a laparoscopic oophorectomy?

Can I be running and hitting the gym already after a month of having a laparoscopic oophorectomy?

YES: Laparoscopic surgery is less traumatic to you so you will be able to get back to aggressive activities sooner than with traditional open surgery. Your surgeon should give you guidelines about when you can resume aggressive activities. ...Read more

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Will laparoscopic oophorectomy include a hospital stay?

Will laparoscopic oophorectomy include a hospital stay?

Depends: Usually it's an outpatient procedure but there are times when hospital stay needed ...Read more

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Does laparoscopic oophorectomy mean a hospital stay?

Does laparoscopic oophorectomy mean a hospital stay?

No: Most laparoscopic oophorectomies can be done on an outpatient basis, meaning you have the surgery in a surgicenter or hospital but you go home the same day. If complications occurred or if a laparotomy (open procedure) was necessary, an overnight stay might be recommended. ...Read more

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I just had a unilateral laparoscopic oophorectomy done. How will my menstrual cycles be now?

I just had a unilateral laparoscopic oophorectomy done. How will my menstrual cycles be now?

Normal: The stress of surgery or removal of a cyst may throw off the first cycle, but then you should return to a normal monthly pattern. As long as you have one healthy ovary, you will ovulate once a month. You will go through menopause at the same age you would have if you had 2 ovaries. ...Read more

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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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I have a 'solid' 3.1 x 2.2 CM cyst on my left ovary. My doctor recommended a laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy. Is this the correct recommendation?

I have a 'solid' 3.1 x 2.2 CM cyst on my left ovary. My doctor recommended a laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy. Is this the correct recommendation?

YES: This is an appropriate recommendation. Once he looks at the cyst he may be able to save the ovary and take only the cyst, but it is best to plan for removal of the ovary. He could also find things that require more than removal of the ovary & tube. That is not so common and hopefully you won't have that experience. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo oophorectomy 4 days ago have started bleeding heavily like a period with dark clots feel nauseous what's wrong?

Call your doctor: You should expect some bleeding post procedure but when in doubt let your doctor know. We rather be bothered with routine issues than not be notified with something more serious is happening. So call your doctor asap. ...Read more

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When is it safe to have sex after laparoscopic salpingo oopherectomy surgery?

When is it safe to have sex after laparoscopic salpingo oopherectomy surgery?

Ask your surgeon: It shouldn't be too long a time, but each surgeon will have her/his own recommendations. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for recovery after unilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

Which medicine is best for recovery after unilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

Pain medication: Other than the pain medication your doctor would have given you after surgery there is no specific medications needed. ...Read more

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What's the average recovery time for a unilateral salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

What's the average recovery time for a unilateral salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

3 to 7 days: Many women can have the procedure done on a friday and be able to return to work and light activities on monday though there will still be some soreness and fatigue for a week. The discomfort can generally be relieved with nsaids. You should avoid heavy lifting, abdominal exercises, and intercourse for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What's the recoverey time for unilateral salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

What's the recoverey time for unilateral salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

1 week: After a minimally invasive so (robotic or laparoscopic), you will be groggy, and feel the worst incisional and pelvic discomfort for the first 24 hours. Motivated women may return to work after 2 to 3 days. You will continue to be achy, possibly bloated, and aware of the incisions with movements for about a week. Avoid heavy lifting and high impact activities for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How is a hysterectomy oophorectomy performed?

How is a hysterectomy oophorectomy performed?

Different ways: Hysterectomy refers to the uterus and oophorectomy refers to the ovary. They can be removed at the same time vaginally, abdominally, or laparoscopically. Which method is used is determined by your history, condition, and the surgeon's experience. ...Read more

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What are the indications for salphingo oophorectomy?

Many: This means removing the fallopian tube and ovary. For ovarian cyst or mass on one side, the tube and ovary may be removed. In menopause, if having a hysterectomy, we often recommend removing both fallopian tubes and ovaries as they can both cause dangerous cancers that are hard to detect until it is too late.
Tube and ovary are sometimes removed due to infection. Certainly cancer requires remova. ...Read more

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How long is a partial bilateral oophorectomy surgery?

How long is a partial bilateral oophorectomy surgery?

Partial?: There is no such thing as a partial bilateral oophorectomy. A bilateral oophorectomy may take as little as an hour or longer if there is scar tissue to work around. ...Read more

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Why do I feel moody after an unilateral oophorectomy?

Why do I feel moody after an unilateral oophorectomy?

Hormone changes: The body will ultimately adjust to the changes in hormone production following unilateral removal of an ovary, but I have seen many patients have temporary menopausal symptoms (including mood changes) after unilateral oophorectomy. ...Read more

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When do you recommended to have a preventative oophorectomy?

When do you recommended to have a preventative oophorectomy?

Family history: Women who are brca 1 or 2 positive are definitely candidates for preventative or risk reducing surgery including removal of tubes and ovaries. Brca negative women with a family history of ovarian cancer can also be offered risk reducing surgery. Their lifetime risk can range from about 4-11% and their are no good screening tests available. ...Read more

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Does it take long to recover from prophylactic oophorectomy?

Does it take long to recover from prophylactic oophorectomy?

1 to 2 weeks: A prophylactic oophorectomy done by minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery should require no more than 1 to 2 weeks before you can be back to your normal energy levels and most normal activities. Heavy lifting, abdominal exercises, and sex are the only activities that should be deferred for 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How young is too young for a hysterectomy with oophorectomy?

How young is too young for a hysterectomy with oophorectomy?

It depends.: Once you have had your children, you can theoretically have a hysterectomy. However, most patients will wait until they have symptoms, and the younger you are, the more sever your symptoms would have to be to warrant major abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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How do you know if you should have prophylactic oophorectomy?

How do you know if you should have prophylactic oophorectomy?

Risk vs. Benefit: If you are at high risk of ovarian cancer, such as carriers of a brca or lynch mutation, or women whose mothers have ovarian cancer, the surgery is your best risk reducer. If you are at average risk of ovarian cancer and having a hysterectomy, the risks of estrogen deprivation in premenopausal women must be carefully weighed. Most postmenopausal women have more benefits than risk with bso. ...Read more

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What age is it recommended to have preventative oophorectomy?

What age is it recommended to have preventative oophorectomy?

Depends: There actually is no recommendation to have a preventive oophorectomy. However, if you have a family history of ovarian cancer, personal history of breast cancer, or are about to undergo hysterectomy for other reasons, that is a question to consider. If you are merely undergoing hysterectomy for benign reasons, it is not recommended under the age of 60. ...Read more

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What happens if I abruptly stop of estrogen 8 years after oophorectomy?

What happens if I abruptly stop of estrogen 8 years after oophorectomy?

Sx of menopause: You will quickly develop the symptoms of menopause that otherwise would have begin 8 years ago, but were postponed by the estrogen. You will also quickly begin to lose bone calcium at an accelerated rate. ...Read more

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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when I'm doing the oophorectomy?

Is there something they will give me for anxiety when I'm doing the oophorectomy?

Yes: In most cases with an anxious patient, anti-anxiety medication is routinely given when the patient is cleared for the operating room, all necessay preoperative discussions have been completed, and surgical consents are signed. These medications are usually given by or on the order of the anesthetist assigned to that patients procedure. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sharp pulling pain frequently after a unilateral oophorectomy?

Is it normal to have sharp pulling pain frequently after a unilateral oophorectomy?

How long after: This would certainly be normal the first few months after surgery and would probably resolve on its own as the tissues healed. If this is a long standing problems you might have internal scarring, or what we call adhesions. These can be painless but can cause pain under certain circumstances. This scarring is not dangerous. Sometimes a second surgery can clear the scarring - but not always. ...Read more

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Why oophorectomy instead of cystectomy abd it neasured 6.2✖️4.4cm last week its probably getting smaller anyway?

Why oophorectomy instead of cystectomy abd it neasured 6.2✖️4.4cm last week its probably getting smaller anyway?

Depends on age/size: SOmetimes if a large cyst is encountered and you are concerned about a malignancy, you take the ovaries out to get a pathologist to review it as a whole. If you take bits and pieces out, you can spread malignancy in your abdomen and worsen prognosis
In younger women, sometimes, preservation of the ovaries is attempted because risk of ovarian cancer is low and there is need for ovaries for fertilit ...Read more

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I had unilateral oophorectomy a month ago, this is first cycle after and has been spotty heavy and light for 2 weeks. Is this normal?

No: Although the first period post ovarian removal is often shorter or heavier then usual, it is unusual for the bleeding to last two weeks. Talk to or go see your GYN surgeon for clarity. ...Read more

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I had a unilateral oophorectomy April 23rd, I been having to do heavy pushing and some lifting, how can that affect me since I was adviced not do that?

I had a unilateral oophorectomy April 23rd, I been having to do heavy pushing and some lifting, how can that affect me since I was adviced not do that?

Hernia: In order to get into your abdomen, doctors call it the peritoneal cavity, we have to cut through the tough lining of your abdomen, called the fascia. It takes time for the fascia to heal. Anytime you push or strain, you have to strengthen your core. This pressure on your abdominal wall can impair healing of the fascia.

The best way to rule out a hernia is with a physical examination. ...Read more

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What are the chances of conceiving after an oophorectomy?

What are the chances of conceiving after an oophorectomy?

Likely good: All other thigns being equal, and assuming the other ovary and tube are normal, it will probably have little if any impact on ability to conceive. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an oophorectomy?

What are the effects of an oophorectomy?

Menopause: If both ovaries are removed, the woman will go into what is referred to as surgical menopause. Removal of one ovary does not do that and reduces fertility negligibly. ...Read more