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Scarring After Oophorectomy
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 7 months ago and still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar. What do I do?
I had a unilateral salipingo oopherectomy on April 1. Over the 2-3 wks the pain has increased. Could it be scar tissue?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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