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Doctor insights on: Phantom Ovarian Pain After Hysterectomy

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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I had a partial hysterectomy 8yrs. Ago (29yrs. Old). For the last 8mo. I have been experiencing sharp ovarian pain for 3-4 days after intercourse. ?

I had a partial hysterectomy 8yrs. Ago (29yrs. Old). For the last 8mo. I have been experiencing sharp ovarian pain for 3-4 days after intercourse.
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Possible scarring: Sometimes scarring bands (adhesions) form after having surgery. These are often asymptomatic, but occasionally they manifest as pain later on. They can be difficult to confirm, but recurrent symptoms would prompt further investigation. I would begin with an exam and a sonogram to evaluate for other causes such as an ovarian cyst. If nothing is identified, and the pain persists a DX laparoscopy. ...Read more

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Can a partial hysterectomy lead to ovarian failure?

Can a partial hysterectomy lead to ovarian failure?

Not likely: If you mean removing the uterus no probleably not. It is possible for some of the blood supply to the ovary to be interrupted but it is not very likely as the ovary has major blood vessels coming from two places. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cyst after a partial hysterectomy?

Can you get ovarian cyst after a partial hysterectomy?

Yes: You will continue to ovulate even without a uterus. Ovarian cysts are exceedingly common and usually normal. ...Read more

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If you have a total hysterectomy can you still get ovarian cancer?

If you have a total hysterectomy can you still get ovarian cancer?

Yes you can: Hysterectomy, is removal of the uterus: ovaries are separate glands lying next to the uterus. Often they are removed at the time of hysterectomy, but not always. Ovarian cancer can also arise from the epithelial lining of the peritoneum(sometimes called primary peritoneal carcinoma) which behaves just like ovarian cancer and is treated the same way as primary ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Can a woman who has had a complete hysterectomy get ovarian cancer?

Yes: The ovaries need to be removed to prevent ovarian cancer. However, a disease similar to ovarian cancer, called primary peritoneal carcinoma, can occur ever if the ovaries are removed. This is much rarer than ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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