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Postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy dermoid cyst?

Postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy dermoid cyst?

For postmenopausal:: I would recommend oophorectomy in a postmenopausal patient, due to the (small, but possible) risk of a malignancy. While the most common type of dermoids are benign, they can be some that are malignant, and in a menopausal female i would recommend oophorectomy instead of cystectomy, to ensure that the tumor is removed entirely. For a premenopausal patient i would recommend cystectomy. ...Read more

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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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Can having your ovaries removed prevent breast cancer?

Can having your ovaries removed prevent breast cancer?

For High Risk Women: Having your ovaries removed is usually reserved for women with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer due to an inherited mutation in the brca1 or brca2 gene — two genes linked to breast cancer, ovarian cancer and other cancers. High-risk women age 35 and older who have completed childbearing are the best candidates for this surgery. ...Read more

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Could ovaries regrow once removed?

Could ovaries regrow once removed?

No: If the entire ovary was removed, the ovary cannot grow back. However, there have been cases where the ovary wasn't completely removed. This can result in the formation of ovarian cysts and adhesions and is called "Ovarian Remnant Syndrome." Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can ovarian function be evaluated post hysterectomy uterus and cervix removed, ovaries retained?

How can ovarian function be evaluated post hysterectomy uterus and cervix removed, ovaries retained?

Ovarian function: Blood tests of ovarian hormone levels (estradiol and progesterone) are a good start. Doctors may also add FSH, LH, TSH, free T4, prolactin since these hormones can be related to menstral irregularity and ovarian dysfunction. ...Read more

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Serous cystadenoma repture during surgery ovary will be removed?

Serous cystadenoma repture during surgery ovary will be removed?

Yes: Naked eye can not distinguish cystadenoma with focus of cancer, ( has high incidence of cancer ) only after total removal and analysis by the pathologist , will establish diagnosis, & stage , a potential curable disease has to be treated with radical surgery with aim of cure. ...Read more

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Hx breast ca bilateral mastectomy 2 years ago w/chemo,total hysterectomy with ovaries and cervix removed.what vitamins/supplements should I be taking?

Hx breast ca bilateral mastectomy 2 years ago w/chemo,total hysterectomy with ovaries and cervix removed.what vitamins/supplements should I be taking?

Healthy diet : In my opinion, a healthy, balanced diet is far more important than taking extra vitamins and supplements. If you have concerns about the adequacy of your dietary intake, there are a number of excellent daily multivitamin products that assure that you meet your daily requirements. ...Read more

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Mum, 64, having benign ovarian cyst(5.1cm)removed laproscopically.Ca125 -2.3.Remove ovaries & uterus? Confused as biopsy result will come after surgery

Mum, 64, having benign ovarian cyst(5.1cm)removed laproscopically.Ca125 -2.3.Remove ovaries & uterus? Confused as biopsy result will come after surgery

Ok: If it is a benign cyst please do not worry. Most systems are benign however in a 64-year-old woman there is a small chance of malignancy. The pathologist will review the tissue and make a biopsy report after the surgery to ensure that it is benign. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

Yes : Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary ...Read more

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Will PCOS hormonal imbalances end after surgical removal of uterus, ovaries/tubes?

Will PCOS hormonal imbalances end after surgical removal of uterus, ovaries/tubes?

Well yes, but...: If the ovaries are removed, then you'll no longer be producing much female sex hormone at all, and you'd then essentially enter menopause unless hormones are replaced in pill form. Daily hormone replacement pills keep levels very stable which would generally end the sorts of symptoms you get from abnormal hormone fluctuation in PCOS. Though it's far too aggressive of a treatment just for PCOS. ...Read more

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What is total hysterectomy--uterus and ovaries removed?

What is total hysterectomy--uterus and ovaries removed?

Whole uterus only: A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus and leaves the cervix in place.The removal of the tubes and ovaries is a separate procedure (salpingectomy and oophorectomy respectively). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. ...Read more

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U/S shows 7cm hypoechoic mass/endometrioma on ovary, prominent uterus, irregular endocavity, polyps .. history of endometriosis. is hysterectomy next?

Hysterectomy: Your gynecologist must discuss this with you as soon as possible. There are many ways to determine if things are OK or not and the gynecologist will help you. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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37yr old. Hysterectomy with rt ovary removed april this year. Severe bloat, pain. 4 CM complex cyst left ovary.On crutches for si pain. Remove ovary?

Depends.: It is usually reasonable to observe a cyst like this for some period of time because frequently it will resolve without surgical treatment. If the cyst persists or you have a family history of ovarian cancer then you may need the ovary removed. Need to have a discussion with your ob/gyn about treatment options. ...Read more

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Can an oopherectomy reduce breast cancer recurrence in premenopausal women?

Can an oopherectomy reduce breast cancer recurrence in premenopausal women?

YES for ER positive: Oopherectomy has been proven to reduce recurrence in estrogen-receptor positive pre-menopausal women. Prior to tamoxifen, it was a commonly used treatment for metastatic disease and is now known to reduce recurrence in high-risk premenopausal hormone-receptor positive breast cancer, even without the use of other endocrine therapies. ...Read more

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Possible pelvic mass had total hyst with removal of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Should i be worried?

Possible pelvic mass had total hyst with removal of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Should i be worried?

I would say: Get a confirmation. Sometimes a bit of ovary can remain, its called ovarian remnant. Its not likely to be cancer, in fact this is very low probability. Good luck. ...Read more

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I hadbreast cancer, thinking removing my ovaries-cancer was hormone responsive.B4 chemo had ivf&embryos frozen.Can i still carry baby without ovaries?

I hadbreast cancer, thinking removing my ovaries-cancer was hormone responsive.B4 chemo had ivf&embryos frozen.Can i still carry baby without ovaries?

Yes: It would be a frozen embryo transfer. You would require a limited amounts of hormones prior to pregnancy but as long as your uterus is present that is fine. But i would speak to your fertility specialist about your frozen embryos before proceeding. ...Read more

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Do lap surgery for removal of endometriosis cysts also lowers the amh level from ovaries?

Do lap surgery for removal of endometriosis cysts also lowers the amh level from ovaries?

Very possible: Removing endometriomas can decrease the ovarian reserve and lower amh. The surgery can remove more ovarian tissue containing eggs than intended. We are much more cautious about surgery today. Best wishes. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more


Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more