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Ovary Removal And Thyroid Disease
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
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
Depends on the pt:
Not sure why an ovary would be 'accidentally' removed....
For a young woman who retains her other ovary, the symptoms would be minimal. She would have diminished ovarian reserve as she ages relative to if she were to have two ovaries.
For a 53 year old woman (if this is regarding yourself) then there should be no issues at all, since the ovary isn't doing much anymore anyway ...Read more
Tlh w/ ovary removal yesterday. When I try to urinate I can't, even if I bear down to do so and have the urge to urinate. Is this normal?
I am having uterine/pelvic pain 2 months after d&c and right ovary removal. Is this normal? What should I do?
See your doctor: Recovery is usually complete by 2 months and you would be expected to be pain-free. If not, you should be evaluated for possible post op complications, such as infection, bowel injuries, or adhesions. If you were having the same pain pre-op, then consider persistent endometriosis, adenomyosis, or pelvic adhesions. ...Read more
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
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
Varies: It depends if it's done laparoscopically or via open technique, and how intense the adhesiolysis is. But, as a general rule, you should be back to full activity in about 2-3 weeks after laparoscopic procedure, and about 4-6 weeks after open procedure. Your surgeon will have his/her own recommendations, which I strongly suggest you follow. Good luck. ...Read more
Robotic surgery: Same as any laparoscopic comparable procedure 1 to2 weeks. ...Read more
Its been 1 year since hysterectomy with ovary removal, and HRT is not working, I feel old, and unlike me?
Hormone evaluation: See a gyn specialist in menopause issues, surgical menopause occurs after removal of ovaries in a reproductive age woman. It can be very abrupt and difficult to manage. Proper evaluation and hormone treatment should be able to help you get back on track. Sometimes patients need additional types of therapy such as testosterone. Other issues like thyroid and depression should be addressed. ...Read more
Had abd. Hysterec. 18jul13 with bilat. Tube and left ovary removal. Get strong lower left pain when bend down from standing or sitting position. Why?
Ectopic right ovary removal in may...I'm pregnant again now in August but unwanted. Is the abortion pill safe for me?
I had a cyst/ovary removal years ago. I notice I feel very slight discomfort right b4 my period on the same side as the removal. Can you explain how?
Thanks for your response. I have another question. Which surgery is best for ovary removal, laparoscopy or laparotomy. One of my dr suggest for laparoscopy and another for laparotomy. I'm really confused. And I have no baby. Will it be any problem for co
Best...: The best procedure is what the doctor feelsost comfortable with. In general, laparoscopic surgery has less pain and recovery, along with less scar tissue inside, this better for the patient, but only if the doctor is experienced and well trained with laparoscopy. Ask if they have passed the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) course offered in the USA, and how experienced they are. ...Read more
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
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
When pain free: Plus when you feel like it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had ovary removal 11 days ago now have low grade fevers for a few days now. Could it be from surgery or something else? The surgical site looks fine
I have dermoid seven mm and two centimeter follicle ovary too this month. I have had sonos every month due to dermoid at my request and it hasn't changed my ovary now measures 3.8 x 2.08 x 4 is that enlarged and should I insist on ovary removal?
No: A dermoid that small is very difficult to remove and will cause you no health concerns. Given that it is stable in size, I would monitor it no more frequently than 6 months. I wouldn't recommend removal on size alone until it is >5cm (50mm). ...Read more