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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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Salpingo Oophorectomy (Definition)

A salpingo-oophorectomy is the removal of a fallopian tube ...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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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 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. ...Read more

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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.). ...Read more

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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.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy 3 months ago. Why does it feel like my body heats up so much?

I had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy 3 months ago. Why does it feel like my body heats up so much?

No hormones: After your ovaries are removed your body no longer produces estrogen. This is surgical menopause. Some patients choose to start estrogen replacement therapy to help relieve these symptoms. ...Read more

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I just had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy a couple months ago. Now I feel my body heats up at night?

I just had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy a couple months ago. Now I feel my body heats up at night?

Menopause: Once your ovaries were removed then you no longer have hormones. You are now in menopause. Discuss estrogen replacement therapy with your doc to prevent hot flashes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It depends: It depends on your age and the reason for the surgery. It may actually increase your life span. You need to discuss your concerns with the surgeon and get a second opinion if you are still unsure. Best of wishes. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can perform a Salpingo-oophorectomy?

What kind of doctor can perform a Salpingo-oophorectomy?

Ob/Gyn: Usually this surgery is performed by an Ob/Gyn. Occasionally, a General Surgeon will do it. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does a salpingo oophorectomy involve a blood transfusion?

Does a salpingo oophorectomy involve a blood transfusion?

Usually not: In most cases no unless you are very anemic to start or there is excessive bleeding during the surgery. In most cases no. ...Read more

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How to recover after having a salpingo oophorectomy lap pelvis?

How to recover after having a salpingo oophorectomy lap pelvis?

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

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How long after a salpingo oophorectomy can a woman have sex?

How long after a salpingo oophorectomy can a woman have sex?

Depends on patient: If your procedure was done laparoscopically, you may feel comfortable resuming sex in a week or two. If you had an open procedure with a larger incision, you may need to wait 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after a salpingo oophorectomy to have sex?

How long do you have to wait after a salpingo oophorectomy to have sex?

4-6 weeks: Typically women can resume all "normal" actvities in about 4-6 weeks. Remember that if both ovaries are removed, the sudden drop in homones can result in fairly abrupt vaginal dryness.... ...Read more

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What would be the reason for a total hysterectomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy?

What would be the reason for a total hysterectomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy?

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