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Doctor insights on: Oophorectomy Will Menstrual Cycles

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I just had a unilateral laparoscopic oophorectomy done. How will my menstrual cycles be now?

I just had a unilateral laparoscopic oophorectomy done. How will my menstrual cycles be now?

Normal: The stress of surgery or removal of a cyst may throw off the first cycle, but then you should return to a normal monthly pattern. As long as you have one healthy ovary, you will ovulate once a month. You will go through menopause at the same age you would have if you had 2 ovaries. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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When do you recommended to have a preventative oophorectomy?

When do you recommended to have a preventative oophorectomy?

Family history: Women who are brca 1 or 2 positive are definitely candidates for preventative or risk reducing surgery including removal of tubes and ovaries. Brca negative women with a family history of ovarian cancer can also be offered risk reducing surgery. Their lifetime risk can range from about 4-11% and their are no good screening tests available. ...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

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Is it necessary to have a biopsy after hyst and bilateral oophorectomy to detect whether it's malignant or benign?

Is it necessary to have a biopsy after hyst and bilateral oophorectomy to detect whether it's malignant or benign?

Pathology: All tissues removed at surgery are sent for examination by a pathologist who will test selected parts by microscopy and other tests to determine if there is malignancy or any other abnormality. ...Read more

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I`v started swimming after 3 month of surgery(oophorectomy), and now its 7 month, is it too much for me?Will I have some problem? Can i dance ?

I`v started swimming after 3 month of surgery(oophorectomy), and now its 7 month, is it too much for me?Will I have some problem? Can i dance ?

Any activity: If this was done laproscopicall then you should be able to have any activity after 7 months. If done with larger incisions then you should talk to your surgeon to ask what acitity is allowed.J. ...Read more