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I had an oophorectomy about 8 months ago why do I still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar from it?

I had an oophorectomy about 8 months ago why do I still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar from it?

Hypertrophic scar: It healed with a hypertrophic scar or keloid. Over the counter scar creams can help such as bio oil or mederma. If these are not useful see a dermatologist for cortisone shots to shrink the scar. Laser can also shrink elevated scar tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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I had an oophorectomy about 7 months ago and still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar. What do I do?

I had an oophorectomy about 7 months ago and still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar. What do I do?

Wait: The scar gets thicker and redder for 3-6 months, then it will shrink and fade. You can apply topical silicone, which may help. Scar guard is sold in most drug stores, and you paint it on like fingernail polish twice/day. ...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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Does an oophorectomy affect a woman's libido?

Does an oophorectomy affect a woman's libido?

Yes: If you had both your ovaries removed then your main production of estrogen has been taken away, and this hormone does play a role in libido in women. Talk to your gyn about your treatment options. ...Read more

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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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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing an oophorectomy?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing an oophorectomy?

Elective procedures: Elective surgical procedures, like a planned and scheduled oophorectomy, require less blood work than emergency procedures. The type of blood work is usually determined by both your surgeon and anesthesia provider, and depends on your age and other health issues. So answer is, depends on a few things. If you have recent blood work from your primary doc, share it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an oophorectomy with mini laparotomy?

How long does it take for an oophorectomy with mini laparotomy?

Why: This should be done laparoscopically and if straight forward 20 minutes for the docs part. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an oophorectomy via mini laparotomy to heal?

How long does it take for an oophorectomy via mini laparotomy to heal?

At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks, but healing continues even after that. Only your doctor will be able to clear you for activities based on how you are healing and what specifically was done. ...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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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