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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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Salpingo Oophorectomy (Definition)

A salpingo-oophorectomy is the removal of a fallopian tube ...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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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 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 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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What is bilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

What is bilateral salpingo oophorectomy?

Removal organs: "bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy" refers to the surgical removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries on both the right and left sides. It can be done with or without also doing a hysterectomy, and can be done laparoscopically or with an open incision (laparotomy.). ...Read more

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How painful is salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

How painful is salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

Discuss with surgeon: If done through an abdominal incision, salpingo-oophorectomy is major surgery that requires 3-6 weeks for full recovery. If performed laparoscopically, the recovery time can be much shorter. There may be some discomfort around the incision for the first few days, but most women are walking around by the third day. Within a month or so, patients can resume activities such as driving, exercising.. ...Read more