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Doctor insights on: Laparoscopic Salpingo Oophorectomy Recovery Time

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Dr. Scott Grover Dr. Grover
Surgery
22 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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.

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Salpingo Oophorectomy (Definition)

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland Dr. Sutherland
Gynecology
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Katherine Sutherland Dr. Sutherland
Gynecology
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

Dr. Darrin Cunningham Dr. Cunningham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Peter Baumann Dr. Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine
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What are the complications associated with a Salpingo-oophorectomy?

What are the complications associated with a Salpingo-oophorectomy?

Menopause: Removing only the fallopian tubes means that the woman will not be able to get pregnant naturally. Removing the ovaries together with the fallopian tubes means that the woman will not produce sex hormones any more and therefore will go into menopause.

Dr. Carolyn Thompson Dr. Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What is bilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

What is bilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

Removal organs: "bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy" refers to the surgical removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries on both the right and left sides. It can be done with or without also doing a hysterectomy, and can be done laparoscopically or with an open incision (laparotomy.).

Dr. David Chandler Dr. Chandler
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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How painful is salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

How painful is salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

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..

Dr. Katherine Sutherland Dr. Sutherland
Gynecology
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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How long after a salpingo oophorectomy can a person try to have a baby?

How long after a salpingo oophorectomy can a person try to have a baby?

6 weeks: It generally takes 6 weeks for healing to be complete.

Dr. William Coutts ii Dr. Coutts ii
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Heavier blood clogs after unilateral salpingo oophorectomy is this normal?

Heavier blood clogs after unilateral salpingo oophorectomy is this normal?

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.

Dr. Samir Gupta Dr. Gupta
Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Real medical need for hysterctomy and a salpingo-oophorectomy? Had seen so much pro and con.

Real medical need for hysterctomy and a salpingo-oophorectomy? Had seen so much pro and con.

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.

Dr. Miguel Cano Dr. Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Why is used salpingo -oophorectomy to treat a ruptured cyst?

Why is used salpingo -oophorectomy to treat a ruptured cyst?

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.

Dr. Mark Perloe Dr. Perloe
Fertility Medicine
41 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Does it hurt to get a salpingo oophorectomy done?

Does it hurt to get a salpingo oophorectomy done?

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.

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Dr. Christopher Powers Dr. Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
19 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What can I expect having a salpingo-oophorectomy?

What can I expect having a salpingo-oophorectomy?

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.

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson Dr. Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What are the complications of salpingo oophorectomy?

What are the complications of salpingo oophorectomy?

Several: 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.

Dr. John Geisler Dr. Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
23 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: salpingo oophorectomy?

What is the definition or description of: salpingo oophorectomy?

Salpingooophorectomy: A salpingo-oophorectomy is the removal of a fallopian tube with the ipsilateral ovary.

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Dr. Samir Gupta Dr. Gupta
Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What should I expect from having a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?

What should I expect from having a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?

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.

Dr. Lillian Schapiro Dr. Schapiro
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Can you please give me a technical description of salpingo oophorectomy?

Tube and ovary out: Removing the fallopian tube and ovary. Depending on the situation, this may be done with an abdominal incision, a laparoscope, or with the davinci robot.

Dr. Linda Bernstein Dr. Bernstein
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Hysterectomy needed. Should I allow salpingo-oophorectomy?

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!

Dr. Michael Hulse Dr. Hulse
Gynecology
23 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Can a woman give birth after 6 years after a unilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

Can a woman give birth after 6 years after a unilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

Absolutely: Assuming their are no other complicating factors a woman can conceive with only one tube and ovary.