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Salpingo Oophorectomy Surgery
1 week: After a minimally invasive so (robotic or laparoscopic), you will be groggy, and feel the worst incisional and pelvic discomfort for the first 24 hours. Motivated women may return to work after 2 to 3 days. You will continue to be achy, possibly bloated, and aware of the incisions with movements for about a week. Avoid heavy lifting and high impact activities for 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 to 7 days: Many women can have the procedure done on a friday and be able to return to work and light activities on monday though there will still be some soreness and fatigue for a week. The discomfort can generally be relieved with nsaids. You should avoid heavy lifting, abdominal exercises, and intercourse for 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo oophorectomy last monday(6 days ago)...On friday 4 days after surgery i started bleeding..Its quite heavy, ?
What are possible reasons for a monthly period after having a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy? Haven't been on hormone replacement for about 8 months and surgery was 13 months ago.
The only "good": reason is not a good reason: there's ovarian remnant, some ovary left behind. There's no other logical reason for "a monthly period." The alternative is bleeding of other causes (not a real period) and that's bothersome too. You need for sure to be evaluated by a good OBG soon, don't wait. Good wishes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I underwent unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy on lt.side 7wks back. After 5 wk, mild pain started mainly on lt. side and at times rt. too.Is it normal?
Mild cramping: Can be expected after a surgery that removes a body part. These will usually subside over time. ...Read more
Depends: Speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of removing your ovaries . There are a lot of factors involved including your age, the health of your ovaries and the reason you are having surgery. The hormones they produce are helpful in preventing osteoporosis as well as regulating menopause . Make sure that you have all the information before you decide . Good luck ! ...Read more
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