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Laparoscopic Salpingo Oophorectomy Recovery Time
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
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
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
I underwent unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy on lt. Side 7wks back. After 5 wk, mild pain started mainly on lt. Side and at times rt. Too. Is it normal?
Discuss with surgeon: If done through an abdominal incision, salpingo-oophorectomy is major surgery that requires 3-6 weeks for full recovery. If performed laparoscopically, the recovery time can be much shorter. There may be some discomfort around the incision for the first few days, but most women are walking around by the third day. Within a month or so, patients can resume activities such as driving, exercising.. ...Read more
6 weeks: It generally takes 6 weeks for healing to be complete. ...Read more
Progesterone: By removing one ovary, your progesterone production was greatly reduced. This allows your remaining estrogen production to build up the lining of your uterus thicker and also does not counter estrogen's tendency to cause clots. By supplementing your progesterone on days 13-27b of your cycle his should resolve. Contact your nearest comppounding pharmacy to find a doctor that can help you. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on your diagnosis. Dysfunctional bleeding associated with abnormal cells found on a D&C would be reasonable as most gynecologic cancers can be cured if treated early. Removal for chronic pelvic pain is more difficult to assess. If medical therapies have failed some women may consider this option. Get a second opinion. ...Read more
Continued Bleeding: Removal of the tube & ovary are rarely done unless a malignancy is suspected or bleeding is not controlled with the usual measures. If a ruptured cyst occurs, bleeding is not always self-limiting and often the tube (salpingo) is removed (ectomy) with the bleeding ovary (oophor). They are attached and sometimes difficult to separate. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Does it hurt?: It would be awful if you were awake for this operation. Luckily you go to sleep. Usually pain is very limited after the surgery, but this also depends on why your ovaries are being removed. Studies now suggest that unless there is good reason, leaving the ovaries in place may optimize your health unless there is medical necessity to remove both the tubes and the ovaries. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how it's done. Done laparoscopically (through small incisions) in your abdomen, recovery will be easier. If you're premenopausal (still getting a period), ovarian removal will put you into immediate menopause, likely causing common symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, emotional lability, vaginal dryness, etc. You'll want to talk with your obgyn about how to manage this. ...Read more
If the ovaries are both removed from a woman who has not yet gone through menopause, the procedure will make her immediately menopausal and infertile.
Complications of the surgical procedure include pain, infection, hemorrhage, injury to internal organs, blood clots in the veins of the legs, and injury to nerves. ...Read more
Salpingooophorectomy: A salpingo-oophorectomy is the removal of a fallopian tube with the ipsilateral ovary. ...Read more
Depends: If this is done laparoscopically you should have very few issues postoperatively. Pain at the incision sites can last from less than a week to more than 2 weeks depending on lap vs. Open operation. Bleeding and infection are low risk unless this is being done for tuboovarian abscess. A lower abdominal incision can have a chance of hernia development. ...Read more
Depends: Speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of removing your ovaries. There are a lot of factors involved including your age, the health of your ovaries and the reason you are having surgery. The hormones they produce are helpful in preventing osteoporosis as well as regulating menopause. Make sure that you have all the information before you decide. Good luck! ...Read more
Absolutely: Assuming their are no other complicating factors a woman can conceive with only one tube and ovary. ...Read more
I had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy 3 months ago. Why does it feel like my body heats up so much?
I just had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy a couple months ago. Now I feel my body heats up at night?
I have been advised to have a bilateral salpingo oophorectomy, I have read a lot of negative health issues and shortened life span, is this true?
Rest: The biggest issue in your recovery with be the healing of the abdominal wall. Limited lifting for 2 weeks with return to full activity in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Hysterectomy: There are many reasons for a total hysterectomy. The most common reasons are fibroids, bleeding, pain, endometriosis and precancerous and cancerous conditions of the uterus, cervix and or ovary, a salpingo-oophorectomy is removal of the fallopian tube and ovary. These are removed for several reasons also including things like cysts or tumors. ...Read more