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Doctor insights on: Ovary Removal And Thyroid Disease

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

Dr. Terri Washington
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Dr. Bonnie Bock Dr. Bock
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
43 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Nicholas Fogelson Dr. Fogelson
Gynecology
years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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I was wondering what would be the symptoms of accidental ovary removal?

I was wondering what would be the symptoms of accidental ovary removal?

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

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How long after ovary removal surgery before your able to have sex?

How long after ovary removal surgery before your able to have sex?

Depends on surgery: This is a question you will need to ask your surgeon as it depends on the type of surgery and surgical techniques used in your unique situation. By 4-6 weeks it should be fine but if a minimally invasive technique was used your surgeon may clear you sooner.

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you tell me is back pain and light cramps normal after ovary removal?

Can you tell me is back pain and light cramps normal after ovary removal?

Yes: After pelvic surgery, many times pain can persist for a few days/weeks and can radiate to the back. If it does not improve see your doctor that did the surgery to make sure you don't have any complications from the surgery.

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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I am one month after a cystectemy and ovary removal why is my period so heavy and painful?

I am one month after a cystectemy and ovary removal why is my period so heavy and painful?

Ovary/uterus: The mentrual cycle is a shedding of the uterine lining and is hormonally induced. Have your GYN check your female hormone levels and thyroid function.

Dr. Marvin Stein Dr. Stein
Urology
47 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Dr. Katherine Sutherland Dr. Sutherland
Gynecology
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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I am having uterine/pelvic pain 2 months after d&c and right ovary removal. Is this normal? What should I do?

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.

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Dr. Lillian Schapiro Dr. Schapiro
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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.

Dr. Mareeni Stanislaus Dr. Stanislaus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
25 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Is heavy bleeding normal after ovary removal?

Is heavy bleeding normal after ovary removal?

Call your doc: U should be asking your doc first before u ask that here, your doc knows you and how the surgery went, you may have a withdrawl period but it should not be heavy so call your doc.

Dr. Shah Nawaz Dr. Nawaz
Psychiatry
31 years in practice
Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) School of Medicine
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Is it normal to have a bigger sex drive and desire after ovary removal?

Is it normal to have a bigger sex drive and desire after ovary removal?

Hormone: Are you on any hormone supplement or middle of your cycle also pain free after surgery in better mood after surgery.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How does ovary removal affect a woman's intimacy level and vaginal secretions?

Ovaries: The ovaries provide Estrogen and Progesterone. If both ovaries are removed then these levels will fall. If only one is removed then levels do not change much.

Dr. Timothy Raichle Dr. Raichle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Will you go through menopause after a partial ovary removal/partial oophorectomy?

Will you go through menopause after a partial ovary removal/partial oophorectomy?

Unlikely: Assuming that you have your other ovary, removal of part or all of the second ovary will not put a woman into menopause. The remaining ovary will still produce estrogen and ovulation will occur every month from the remaining ovary. I hope this helps you!

Dr. Mark Kuhnke Dr. Kuhnke
Surgery
36 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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I'm curious as to how long is the recovery for ovary removal and adhesion removal from bowels?

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.

Dr. Srbislav Brasovan Dr. Brasovan
Gynecology
56 years in practice
University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Swor Dr. Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
36 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Its been 1 year since hysterectomy with ovary removal, and HRT is not working, I feel old, and unlike me?

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.

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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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?

Surgery: It is common to get pains post surgery, especially where possible scars or adhesions can form internally. Let your surgeon know your concerns and be sure to get evaluated to be safe. Best wishes.

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