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Why do I feel moody after an unilateral oophorectomy?

Why do I feel moody after an unilateral oophorectomy?

Hormone changes: The body will ultimately adjust to the changes in hormone production following unilateral removal of an ovary, but I have seen many patients have temporary menopausal symptoms (including mood changes) after unilateral oophorectomy. ...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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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I had a unilateral oophorectomy when I was four months pregnant. My first flow since is light & short, is it normal?

I had a unilateral oophorectomy when I was four months pregnant. My first flow since is light & short, is it normal?

Yes, normal: This probably has less to due with the oopherectomy and more to do with the pregnancy. The first few periods after delivery are often erratic and can be heavier or lighter than "usual." typically these work themselves out with time. ...Read more

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Why do I feel cramping after getting an unilateral oophorectomy?

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

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To what extent does a unilateral oophorectomy (done at the age of five) affect hormone levels, and can I expect early menopause?

To what extent does a unilateral oophorectomy (done at the age of five) affect hormone levels, and can I expect early menopause?

Age 64 early?: Oophorectomy does have a small impact on onset of menopause. But if you're 64 and haven't been through menopause yet, that wouldn't be early. Average age of menopause is 51 years. ...Read more

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Does a unilateral oophorectomy for painful ovarian cyst lasting over 2 years make sense?

Does a unilateral oophorectomy for painful ovarian cyst lasting over 2 years make sense?

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

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If I have had a unilateral oophorectomy, does my remanining ovary secrete ovum every month or every 2 months?

If I have had a unilateral oophorectomy,  does my remanining ovary  secrete ovum every month or every 2 months?

Every month: With only one ovary, your ovulation will only come from that side and it should occur monthly. Having 2 ovaries doesn't mean that you alternate from side to side each month. ...Read more

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