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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
I had unilateral oophorectomy a month ago, this is first cycle after and has been spotty heavy and light for 2 weeks. is this normal?
No: Although the first period post ovarian removal is often shorter or heavier then usual, it is unusual for the bleeding to last two weeks. Talk to or go see your GYN surgeon for clarity. ...Read more
I had a unilateral oophorectomy April 23rd, I been having to do heavy pushing and some lifting, how can that affect me since I was adviced not do that?
Hernia: In order to get into your abdomen, doctors call it the peritoneal cavity, we have to cut through the tough lining of your abdomen, called the fascia. It takes time for the fascia to heal. Anytime you push or strain, you have to strengthen your core. This pressure on your abdominal wall can impair healing of the fascia. The best way to rule out a hernia is with a physical examination. ...Read more
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
I had a unilateral oophorectomy when I was four months pregnant. My first flow since is light & short, is it normal?
Cramping: Depending on your cramping it may be from scar tissue affecting the bowels or you may be feeling your remaining ovary ovulating. ...Read more
To what extent does a unilateral oophorectomy (done at the age of five) affect hormone levels, and can I expect early menopause?
Sure. Maybe...: I'm assuming this is for you! At 62yo, there is no reason (other than limiting risk) to just take out 1 ovary when you are "opened up." It's always a best guess that it's the ovary causing pain. Odd that you are 10 years postmenopausal and have ovarian cysts - those things should be shriveled prunes about now! I hate to stir the pot, but if it were me, I'd rip out both of those little time-bombs. ...Read more
If I have had a unilateral oophorectomy, does my remanining ovary secrete ovum every month or every 2 months?
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