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To what degree does a hysterectomy and oophorectomy influence hirsutism?

To what degree does a hysterectomy and oophorectomy influence hirsutism?

None, usually.: Unless you have a rare ovarian tumor that makes male hormones, usually a hyst and oophorectomy don't influence hirsutism. Some women on estrogen only hormone replacement will increase their blood levels of shbg (sex-hormone binding globulin) enough to decrease the free levels of androgens in the blood, so they might notice some decrease over several months. ...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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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

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Hysterectomy needed. Should I allow salpingo-oophorectomy?

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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I had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy 3 months ago. Why does it feel like my body heats up so much?

I had hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy 3 months ago. Why does it feel like my body heats up so much?

No hormones: After your ovaries are removed your body no longer produces estrogen. This is surgical menopause. Some patients choose to start estrogen replacement therapy to help relieve these symptoms. ...Read more

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5 months ago i had supracervical hysterectomy/ bilateral oophorectomy. Now taking estrogen. I day of spotting 28 days apart in the last 2 months.

5 months ago i had supracervical hysterectomy/ bilateral oophorectomy. Now taking estrogen.  I day of spotting 28 days apart in the last 2 months.

Not unusual: One of the drawbacks to supracervical hysterectomy is some bleeding afterwards-approximately 17% of women will experience cyclic bleeding. Cautery of cervical stump may eliminate it or stopping estrogen. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy and right sided oophorectomy 7 months ago. Recently discovered enlarged left ovary and hemorrhagic cyst . Ovary needs to be removed?

Had  hysterectomy and right sided oophorectomy 7 months ago. Recently discovered enlarged left ovary and hemorrhagic cyst . Ovary needs to be removed?

Not usually: Usually that can be followed. It also depends on your medical and gyn history and why you had the previous surgery in the first place. But a cyst like that can usually be followed and as long as it is not causing you bad symptoms it probably does not need to be removed. ...Read more

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What would be the reason for a total hysterectomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy?

Hysterectomy: There are many reasons for a total hysterectomy. The most common reasons are fibroids, bleeding, pain, endometriosis and precancerous and cancerous conditions of the uterus, cervix and or ovary, a salpingo-oophorectomy is removal of the fallopian tube and ovary. These are removed for several reasons also including things like cysts or tumors. ...Read more

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How long can one take Estrace (estradiol) 1mg/day? Had Hysterectomy w/bilat oophorectomy- age 26 and started it then and now I'm 51.

How long can one take Estrace (estradiol) 1mg/day? Had Hysterectomy w/bilat oophorectomy- age 26 and started it then and now I'm 51.

Estrace (estradiol): Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Long-term estradiol treatment may increase your risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or uterine cancer. Talk with your doctor about your individual risks before using estradiol long-term. ...Read more

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My mom had a total hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy 2 months ago. She has recently noticed discoloration of her armpits (dark skin under both ?

My mom had a total hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy 2 months ago. She has recently noticed discoloration of her armpits (dark skin under both ?

Several Causes: There are several potential conditions causing your mom's hyperpigmentation in her axillary region (armpits): Melasma - especially if she was started on estrogen therapy. Acanthuses nigricans - due to hyperinsulinemia Tinea Crura - Fungal infection Erythasma - Bacterial Skin Infection Systemic conditions - Addisons, Hemochormatosis Drug reaction I would need more information to determine cause. ...Read more

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How to evaluate a patient's need to undergo total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?

Depends on what your: Problem is and what your body type and medical condition is. Many problems can now be treated by not doing a hysterectomy. I do most of mine through the laparoscope of the robot, or vaginally. Also I do many ablations in my office which is a procedure where i put a balloon ij heh uterus ( takes 8 minutes) and it gets rid of the endometrial tissue so no more or very light bleeding after so no tah. ...Read more

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I had a exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy in 2009 been getting yearly paps. Do i need to continue?

I had a exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy in 2009 been getting yearly paps. Do i need to continue?

Pap after Hyst: If your hysterectomy was done for a non-cancerous reason and up have never had a severe pre-cancerous cervical lesion then the current reccomendations do not suggest further pap smears. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more