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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Ovary Removal (Overview)

Surgery to cut out or resect an ovary for biopsy, infection , pain , or cancer.


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What might lead to ovary removal?

What might lead to ovary removal?

Growths: Ovarian cysts, growths and cancer are major reasons for ovarian removal. Sometimes it is important to take out the ovary intact, so the entire ovary is removed. With pelvic inflammatory disease or back scar tissue an ovary may also be removed.Can be done with an open method, laparoscopically or with the robot, ovaries are also removed with genetic cancer susceptibility. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
74 doctors shared insights

Ovary Removal (Overview)

Surgery to cut out or resect an ovary for biopsy, infection , pain , or cancer.


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What are the effects of single ovary removal?

What are the effects of single ovary removal?

No major change: When one ovary is removed the remaining ovary increases it's hormone production to make up for the shortfall so any hormone changes will only be temporary (4-6 weeks at most). Pregnancy potential also is not affected. Removal of one ovary likely does not change cancer risk. ...Read more

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What could be the symptoms of accidental ovary removal?

What could be the symptoms of accidental ovary removal?

Accidental?: Not sure how one would have an accidental ovarian removal. If one ovary is removed then there should be no changes. If both ovaries are removed then one expects menopause to start almost immediately. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ovary removal?

What is the definition or description of: ovary removal?

Surgery: Surgery to cut out or resect an ovary for biopsy, infection , pain , or cancer. ...Read more

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Are there single ovary removal effects if you have the other ovary?

Are there single ovary removal effects if you have the other ovary?

No: Mother nature gave females a"spare" in this case as the remaining ovary will ovulate and produce all the necessary hormones needed. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for me to recovery from ovary removal?

Please ask your doc: Because your doc knows what you have and it depends how the surgery is done whether open or through the scope or robot. ...Read more

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

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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How long after a laproscopic cystectemy and ovary removal will your body return to normal?

Just in few days: could be active but for any surgery , but final healing to accommodate stress and strain on the surgical wound (s) you need collagen formation that will take 3 wks , in uncomplicated case. ...Read more

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Will I have big scar from hyst with ovary removal?

Will I have big scar from hyst with ovary removal?

Not necessarily: Removal of the uterus and ovaries can be accomplished in several ways. Sometimes no scar is left. Often a vaginal hysterectomy is possible, which leaves no scar. If that approach is not appropriate, a laparoscopic or robotic procedure will leave only small scars. You should seek out a doctor who is capable of performing such surgeries to allow you the full range of options. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

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