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How long after a salpingo oophorectomy can a woman have sex?

How long after a salpingo oophorectomy can a woman have sex?

Depends on patient: If your procedure was done laparoscopically, you may feel comfortable resuming sex in a week or two. If you had an open procedure with a larger incision, you may need to wait 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

Salpingo Oophorectomy (Definition)

A salpingo-oophorectomy is the removal of a fallopian tube ...Read more


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How long do you have to wait after a salpingo oophorectomy to have sex?

How long do you have to wait after a salpingo oophorectomy to have sex?

4-6 weeks: Typically women can resume all "normal" actvities in about 4-6 weeks. Remember that if both ovaries are removed, the sudden drop in homones can result in fairly abrupt vaginal dryness.... ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a salpingo oophorectomy done?

Does it hurt to get a salpingo oophorectomy done?

Does it hurt?: It would be awful if you were awake for this operation. Luckily you go to sleep. Usually pain is very limited after the surgery, but this also depends on why your ovaries are being removed. Studies now suggest that unless there is good reason, leaving the ovaries in place may optimize your health unless there is medical necessity to remove both the tubes and the ovaries. ...Read more

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What can I expect having a salpingo-oophorectomy?

What can I expect having a salpingo-oophorectomy?

Depends: Depends on how it's done. Done laparoscopically (through small incisions) in your abdomen, recovery will be easier. If you're premenopausal (still getting a period), ovarian removal will put you into immediate menopause, likely causing common symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, emotional lability, vaginal dryness, etc. You'll want to talk with your obgyn about how to manage this. ...Read more

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What are the complications of salpingo oophorectomy?

What are the complications of salpingo oophorectomy?

Several: If the ovaries are both removed from a woman who has not yet gone through menopause, the procedure will make her immediately menopausal and infertile. Complications of the surgical procedure include pain, infection, hemorrhage, injury to internal organs, blood clots in the veins of the legs, and injury to nerves. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: salpingo oophorectomy?

What is the definition or description of: salpingo oophorectomy?

Salpingooophorectomy: A salpingo-oophorectomy is the removal of a fallopian tube with the ipsilateral ovary. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with a Salpingo-oophorectomy?

What are the complications associated with a Salpingo-oophorectomy?

Menopause: Removing only the fallopian tubes means that the woman will not be able to get pregnant naturally. Removing the ovaries together with the fallopian tubes means that the woman will not produce sex hormones any more and therefore will go into menopause. ...Read more

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What should I expect from having a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?

What should I expect from having a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?

Depends: If this is done laparoscopically you should have very few issues postoperatively. Pain at the incision sites can last from less than a week to more than 2 weeks depending on lap vs. Open operation. Bleeding and infection are low risk unless this is being done for tuboovarian abscess. A lower abdominal incision can have a chance of hernia development. ...Read more

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Can you please give me a technical description of salpingo oophorectomy?

Can you please give me a technical description of salpingo oophorectomy?

Tube and ovary out: Removing the fallopian tube and ovary. Depending on the situation, this may be done with an abdominal incision, a laparoscope, or with the davinci robot. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for recovery after unilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

Pain medication: Other than the pain medication your doctor would have given you after surgery there is no specific medications needed. ...Read more

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