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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Failure After Hysterectomy

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Can a partial hysterectomy lead to ovarian failure?

Can a partial hysterectomy lead to ovarian failure?

Not likely: If you mean removing the uterus no probleably not. It is possible for some of the blood supply to the ovary to be interrupted but it is not very likely as the ovary has major blood vessels coming from two places. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. ...Read more

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Are the regular hormones still produced after premature ovarian failure?

Are the regular hormones still produced after premature ovarian failure?

Not usually: Ovarian failure from any cause means that normal hormone production does not take place. However, this condition may be transient and normal ovarian function may return unexpectedly in some women. ...Read more

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Are hormones be produced after premature ovarian failure?

Are hormones be produced after premature ovarian failure?

Yes: Even when ovarian failure has taken place, the ovaries may still produce small amounts of hormones. We see this in premature ovarian failure as well as natural menopause. ...Read more

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How long does it take for periods to stop after premature ovarian failure?

How long does it take for periods to stop after premature ovarian failure?

Immediatly: Amenorhhea is what brings women in to see a gynecologist or endocrinologist. The ovarian failure may actually occur a few months before, but unless a woman is trying to get pregnant, it is the absence of a menstrual period that brings women in. That is the time when blood tests suggest the problem is primarily ovarian. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cyst after a partial hysterectomy?

Can you get ovarian cyst after a partial hysterectomy?

Yes: You will continue to ovulate even without a uterus. Ovarian cysts are exceedingly common and usually normal. ...Read more

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After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovarian syndrome go away?

After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovarian syndrome go away?

No: Pcos does not "go away" unless the ovaries are removed at the same time. However, after a hysterectomy, the periods will not be an issue and pcos symptoms may not ba a factor any longer. ...Read more

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In premature ovarian failure patients have you seen in increase in there amh levels after hrt?I was told an increase isn't common mine did >0.01-0.3

No: That change is likely just a laboratory range. When test values are at the extreme of any lab tests that variation can occur. Amh should not go up. Depending on the situation, fsh once in a while can change and indicate some transient ovarian function, but that is very unpredictable. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy 8yrs. Ago (29yrs. Old). For the last 8mo. I have been experiencing sharp ovarian pain for 3-4 days after intercourse. ?

I had a partial hysterectomy 8yrs. Ago (29yrs. Old). For the last 8mo. I have been experiencing sharp ovarian pain for 3-4 days after intercourse.
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Possible scarring: Sometimes scarring bands (adhesions) form after having surgery. These are often asymptomatic, but occasionally they manifest as pain later on. They can be difficult to confirm, but recurrent symptoms would prompt further investigation. I would begin with an exam and a sonogram to evaluate for other causes such as an ovarian cyst. If nothing is identified, and the pain persists a DX laparoscopy. ...Read more