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I had an oophorectomy about 8 months ago why do I still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar from it?

I had an oophorectomy about 8 months ago why do I still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar from it?

Hypertrophic scar: It healed with a hypertrophic scar or keloid. Over the counter scar creams can help such as bio oil or mederma. If these are not useful see a dermatologist for cortisone shots to shrink the scar. Laser can also shrink elevated scar tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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I had an oophorectomy about 7 months ago and still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar. What do I do?

I had an oophorectomy about 7 months ago and still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar. What do I do?

Wait: The scar gets thicker and redder for 3-6 months, then it will shrink and fade. You can apply topical silicone, which may help. Scar guard is sold in most drug stores, and you paint it on like fingernail polish twice/day. ...Read more

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How is a hysterectomy oophorectomy performed?

How is a hysterectomy oophorectomy performed?

Different ways: Hysterectomy refers to the uterus and oophorectomy refers to the ovary. They can be removed at the same time vaginally, abdominally, or laparoscopically. Which method is used is determined by your history, condition, and the surgeon's experience. ...Read more

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What are the indications for salphingo oophorectomy?

What are the indications for salphingo oophorectomy?

Many: This means removing the fallopian tube and ovary. For ovarian cyst or mass on one side, the tube and ovary may be removed. In menopause, if having a hysterectomy, we often recommend removing both fallopian tubes and ovaries as they can both cause dangerous cancers that are hard to detect until it is too late. Tube and ovary are sometimes removed due to infection. Certainly cancer requires remova. ...Read more

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How long is a partial bilateral oophorectomy surgery?

How long is a partial bilateral oophorectomy surgery?

Partial?: There is no such thing as a partial bilateral oophorectomy. A bilateral oophorectomy may take as little as an hour or longer if there is scar tissue to work around. ...Read more

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Why do I feel moody after an unilateral oophorectomy?

Why do I feel moody after an unilateral oophorectomy?

Hormone changes: The body will ultimately adjust to the changes in hormone production following unilateral removal of an ovary, but I have seen many patients have temporary menopausal symptoms (including mood changes) after unilateral oophorectomy. ...Read more

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When do you recommended to have a preventative oophorectomy?

When do you recommended to have a preventative oophorectomy?

Family history: Women who are brca 1 or 2 positive are definitely candidates for preventative or risk reducing surgery including removal of tubes and ovaries. Brca negative women with a family history of ovarian cancer can also be offered risk reducing surgery. Their lifetime risk can range from about 4-11% and their are no good screening tests available. ...Read more

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Does it take long to recover from prophylactic oophorectomy?

Does it take long to recover from prophylactic oophorectomy?

1 to 2 weeks: A prophylactic oophorectomy done by minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery should require no more than 1 to 2 weeks before you can be back to your normal energy levels and most normal activities. Heavy lifting, abdominal exercises, and sex are the only activities that should be deferred for 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How young is too young for a hysterectomy with oophorectomy?

How young is too young for a hysterectomy with oophorectomy?

It depends.: Once you have had your children, you can theoretically have a hysterectomy. However, most patients will wait until they have symptoms, and the younger you are, the more sever your symptoms would have to be to warrant major abdominal surgery. ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more