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I have been cramping really bad for two days and my left ovary hurts really bad also. I had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago. What can be the problem?

I have been cramping really bad for two days and my left ovary hurts really bad also. I had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago. What can be the problem?

Associated symptoms: Hello, before we could actually pinpoint the cause, I need to know if you have any fevers, chills, nausea, vomiting, any diarrhea or constipation. Have you ever had this kind of pain before, type of pain sharp versus dull. If you need a detail consultation please contact. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

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


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Ovary up high in abdominal cavity closer to ribs after hysterectomy, very small and not in normal position. Problem? Sorry didn't word last? Right.

Ovary up high in abdominal cavity closer to ribs after hysterectomy, very small and not in normal position. Problem? Sorry didn't word last? Right.

No: The actual position of the ovary after hysterectomy is not as important as whether there is good blood flow from the ovary into the general circulation to provide the necessary hormones to the patient.. ...Read more

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Weird? After my hysterectomy I was told my ovary that was left is now in my abdominal cavity and not in pelvic cavity. Could that be a problem later

Weird? After my hysterectomy I was told my ovary that was left is now in my abdominal cavity and not in pelvic cavity. Could that be a problem later

Ovary after hysterec: Ovaries are suspended in the abdominal cavity after hysterctomy-this procedure is called 'ovariopexy".This is done to prevent discomfort with intercourse after hysterectomy.It will function just as well in the abdomen as its original location. I do not see this causing any problems later in life. ...Read more

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I've had a hysterectomy removing all but my ovaries, I have a cystocele can this cause problems with having regular bowel movements?

I've had a hysterectomy removing all but my ovaries, I have a cystocele can this cause problems with having regular bowel movements?

Here are some. ..: Analyzing the sequence of events specifically in relation with the function of urination and BM before & after simple total hysterectomy without ovarian removal will get a glimpse & suspicion of its potential negative impacts, which may be expected but widely vary among individuals in severity. So, with these in mind, seek pro-evaluation to deduce possible clinical significance for reasonable Rx. ...Read more

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Ct scan had a hysterectomy, kept ovaries post menopausal on report fluid attenuation opacity right pelvis 3.4 x 2.6. Larger than last year. Problem?

Ct scan had a hysterectomy, kept ovaries post menopausal on report fluid attenuation opacity right pelvis 3.4 x 2.6. Larger than last year. Problem?

CT interpretation: Radiology studies must be interpreted within the proper clinical context. Contact the doctor who ordered the CT scan. They will need to interpret in the context of your individual circumstances. Ask where the fluid collect is anatomically and what might be causing it. Then together you can determine if any intervention is needed ...Read more

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Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

No: Your ovaries are likely still working. Many people seek solutions for mood and stress via ovarian hormones. You could get a serum fsh that can tell if the ovaries are functioning, but serum testing can reveal fluctuations. Do you grind teeth when sleeping? Do you have panic attacks, crying spells, low energy, etc. I'm not saying its all psychiatric just don't use resources seeking perfect horm. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy a year ago due to essure problems I have left overy and tube left but it's starting to hurt all over again what could it be?

I had a hysterectomy a year ago due to essure problems I have left overy and tube left but it's starting to hurt all over again what could it be?

Could be: Problems with the remaining ovary, adhesion formation after surgery, endometriosis, non-gynecologic problems like diverticulitis. You need an exam with a live doctor to get this answer. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in Jan of this year and now I have a swollen pelvis with muscle pain. What could cause this problem?

I had a hysterectomy in Jan of this year and now I have a swollen pelvis with muscle pain. What could cause this problem?

Ovarian?: Op if you still have one or both ob ovaries, it could be that. It could also be bowel or bladder related. You need to see your GYN to get evaluated. ...Read more

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I may have to have a hysterectomy. Is there any advantage to keeping 1 ovary?

I may have to have a hysterectomy. Is there any advantage to keeping 1 ovary?

At age of 37 the: Advantage of keeping an ovary is that you will not go through menopause immediately after your surgery. If the hysterectomy is not for cancer treatment and you are not at high risk for ovarian cancer in the future, it may be better to keep the ovary so you do not experience premature menopause (usually women go through menopause around 52 yo). ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in 2013 only leaving ovaries. This morning I'm developing bleeding is this normal?

I had a hysterectomy in 2013 only leaving ovaries. This morning I'm developing bleeding is this normal?

Not usual: It's not normal in the sense that you will no longer have period bleeding. Sometimes toss can happen if the cervix was not removed. I would follow up with your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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Cysts on ovaries after have a partial hysterectomy?

Cysts on ovaries after have a partial hysterectomy?

Ovarian cysts: Ovarian cysts can occur after hysterectomy if the ovaries are left in place as they can still ovulate and develop pathology. ...Read more

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Why would the doctor leave the ovaries behind during a hysterectomy?

Age usually: Other than patient preference for leaving them in, age is the usual reason. Taking healthy ovaries out of a young woman gives her instant and usually very symptomatic menopause.

Bottom line - need to have a long talk with your obgyn before making this decision. ...Read more

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After a partital hysterectomy, can ovaries stop function?

Ovarian function: If the ovaries left intact are normal, then they will continue to function normally after surgery. However the ovaries will undergo the natural changes of peri-menopause and menopause as the individual ages. ...Read more

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I'm 47 and getting a hysterectomy. Should I keep my ovaries?

YES!!!: Studies shown that unless you have a VERY strong history of ovarian or breast cancer that leaving the ovaries in will prolong life significantly. Ovaries in the postmenopausal women make sm amts testosterone which is converted to estrogen peripherally and this helps protect against heart disease, the #1 killer of women. Ovarian cancer risk is 1/70, so much lower. Discuss your personal risk w/ DR ...Read more

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Am getting a hysterectomy, was wondering if I should keep my ovaries?

Depends: Given your age, I would strongly recommend you keep your ovaries unless you have some other risk factor such as strong family history of premenopausal ovarian cancer, condition such as severe endometriosis, or a personal history of some cancers. That's an important discussion to have with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the effects on mood of a hysterectomy with the ovaries left behind?

Minimal: Besides some emotional changes associated in some with surgery itself there are usually none. ...Read more

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Is ovary removal with hysterectomy at age 26 a possible consideration for me?

Please discuss with: The doc who is going to do your surg under normal circumstances you would leave 1 or both ovaries in since u are so young, if there is something wrong with the ovaries or you had a very strong history of ovarian cancer or a history of frequent ruptured ovarian cysts then that would be indication to remove ovaries. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have menopause after a hysterectomy but still have 1 ovary and age 24?

Is it possible to have menopause after a hysterectomy but still have 1 ovary and age 24?

Yes: Although 1 ovary is usually able to function quite well and prevent early menopause, it is possible that it is has stopped functioning. If you are having menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, you should see your gynecologist who can order blood tests to check the amount of hormones you are making. ...Read more

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Should I worry about a single dominant 12mm follicle on my ovary and I've had a hysterectomy?

Worry not: Of course this deserves observation, follow up and to determine best course of action. But worrying is not the best way to go. See your dr for more details. Best of luck. ...Read more

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If ovaries are in good condition, is it necessary to take them out if a hysterectomy is required?

No: It is not required to remove the ovaries if they are normal. If you have a family history of ovarian or breast cancer then it would be more recommended. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 57 years old and had a hysterectomy in 1990 and also had my left ovary removed.?

Menopause: At this age menopause is very possible. So one or two ovaries removed not going to make much difference.
If you do not have any symptoms, no specific treatment other than calcium/vit d supplements and others problems if any need to be addressed.
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What do you suggest if I'm 57 years old and had a hysterectomy in 1990 and also had my left ovary removed.?

Nothing.: Unless you are having problems with the remaining ovary you do not need anything done. We recommend removal of an ovary if their is a mass, pain or some other problem. A family history of ovarian cancer is also something that may prompt removal of ovaries. For more specific information see your gyn. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy two years ago. I still have my ovaries but I am still having pains. What could this be?

I had a hysterectomy two years ago. I still have my ovaries but I am still having pains. What could this be?

Unclear: If you had a hysterectomy because of pain, and the pain continued afterwards, it is possible that your pain was not due to your uterus. And, you should be evaluated for other causes of pain. If you are having persistent pain that began after your hysterectomy, you should have an evaluation by your gynecologist and a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate your ovaries. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 11 years ago my ovaries were left do I still need any tests or scans as I haven't had any?

Depends: It really depends on why you had the hysterectomy. Only the physician who knows this information can answer this question accurately. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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