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Is a heavier period normal after a unilateral oophorectomy?

Is a heavier period normal after a unilateral oophorectomy?

Maybe: If its your first period after surgery it is common to be heavy. A unilateral oophorectomy will not change your periods in the long run as long as the other ovary works normally. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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What are possible reasons for a monthly period after having a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy? Haven't been on hormone replacement for about 8 months and surgery was 13 months ago.

What are possible reasons for a monthly period after having a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy? Haven't been on hormone replacement for about 8 months and surgery was 13 months ago.

The only "good": reason is not a good reason: there's ovarian remnant, some ovary left behind. There's no other logical reason for "a monthly period." The alternative is bleeding of other causes (not a real period) and that's bothersome too. You need for sure to be evaluated by a good OBG soon, don't wait. Good wishes. ...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?

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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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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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

Dr. Alan Patterson
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