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When can someone return to exercise after having an oophorectomy?

When can someone return to exercise after having an oophorectomy?

0 to 2 weeks: You can return to walking and low impact activity right away as long as you feel up to it. Listen to your body and don't exercise if you are feeling too sore or fatigued. You should not do high impact or abdominal exercises for at least 2 weeks if you had a laparoscopy (small incisions) and 6 weeks if you had a laparotomy (large incision). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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I had an oophorectomy at 15 with a cyst of 40lbs. 4 yrs later still gaining weight. Don't have issue with exercise &eating healthy. Why am I gaining?

I had an oophorectomy at 15 with a cyst of 40lbs. 4 yrs later still gaining weight. Don't have issue with exercise &eating healthy. Why am I gaining?

Gaining weight: It most likely has nothing to do with the benign ovarian mass that was removed. There are a myriad of causes and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to keep healthy after bilateral oophorectomy without hormone treatment - what are the important things to do other than healthy diet and exercise?

How to keep healthy after bilateral oophorectomy without hormone treatment - what are the important things to do other than healthy diet and exercise?

PMP Bone loss: Bone health after menopause has become an ever important issue for women. Weight-bearing exercise, dietary sources of calcium, vitamin d and calcium supplementation, minimize caffeine, don't smoke, maintain normal thyroid levels, minimize use of chronic steroids--all are important in maintaining good bone health. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an oophorectomy?

What are the effects of an oophorectomy?

Menopause: If both ovaries are removed, the woman will go into what is referred to as surgical menopause. Removal of one ovary does not do that and reduces fertility negligibly. ...Read more

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I had a oophorectomy done 6 months ago and I am still suffering from pain, should I be worried?

I had a oophorectomy done 6 months ago and I am still suffering from pain, should I be worried?

See your doctor: It is not normal to still have pain 6 months after an oophorectomy. The cause of the pain should be diagnosed and treated. If the surgery was done for endometriosis, there may still be disease present. Alternatively, adhesions may have developed after surgery that could put the bowel at risk for obstruction and which should be fixed. ...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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How do you know if you should have prophylactic oophorectomy?

How do you know if you should have prophylactic oophorectomy?

Risk vs. Benefit: If you are at high risk of ovarian cancer, such as carriers of a brca or lynch mutation, or women whose mothers have ovarian cancer, the surgery is your best risk reducer. If you are at average risk of ovarian cancer and having a hysterectomy, the risks of estrogen deprivation in premenopausal women must be carefully weighed. Most postmenopausal women have more benefits than risk with bso. ...Read more

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Will laparoscopic oophorectomy include a hospital stay?

Will laparoscopic oophorectomy include a hospital stay?

Depends: Usually it's an outpatient procedure but there are times when hospital stay needed ...Read more

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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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Why would a doctor perform an oophorectomy when assured that only a cystectomy?

Why would a doctor perform an oophorectomy when assured that only a cystectomy?

Difficult cyst: Sometimes the findings at surgery are more complicated that what was expected. The doctor may have encountered dense adhesions so that tissue planes were distorted and removal of the ovary may have been safer than removal of the cyst. The cyst may have replaced the ovary and been stuck to it so the only way to fully remove the cyst was by removing the ovary. Or perhaps cancer was suspected. ...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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What age is it recommended to have preventative oophorectomy?

What age is it recommended to have preventative oophorectomy?

Depends: There actually is no recommendation to have a preventive oophorectomy. However, if you have a family history of ovarian cancer, personal history of breast cancer, or are about to undergo hysterectomy for other reasons, that is a question to consider. If you are merely undergoing hysterectomy for benign reasons, it is not recommended under the age of 60. ...Read more

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What happens if I abruptly stop of estrogen 8 years after oophorectomy?

What happens if I abruptly stop of estrogen 8 years after oophorectomy?

Sx of menopause: You will quickly develop the symptoms of menopause that otherwise would have begin 8 years ago, but were postponed by the estrogen. You will also quickly begin to lose bone calcium at an accelerated rate. ...Read more

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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when I'm doing the oophorectomy?

Is there something they will give me for anxiety when I'm doing the oophorectomy?

Yes: In most cases with an anxious patient, anti-anxiety medication is routinely given when the patient is cleared for the operating room, all necessay preoperative discussions have been completed, and surgical consents are signed. These medications are usually given by or on the order of the anesthetist assigned to that patients procedure. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sharp pulling pain frequently after a unilateral oophorectomy?

Is it normal to have sharp pulling pain frequently after a unilateral oophorectomy?

How long after: This would certainly be normal the first few months after surgery and would probably resolve on its own as the tissues healed. If this is a long standing problems you might have internal scarring, or what we call adhesions. These can be painless but can cause pain under certain circumstances. This scarring is not dangerous. Sometimes a second surgery can clear the scarring - but not always. ...Read more

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Why oophorectomy instead of cystectomy abd it neasured 6.2✖️4.4cm last week its probably getting smaller anyway?

Why oophorectomy instead of cystectomy abd it neasured 6.2✖️4.4cm last week its probably getting smaller anyway?

Depends on age/size: SOmetimes if a large cyst is encountered and you are concerned about a malignancy, you take the ovaries out to get a pathologist to review it as a whole. If you take bits and pieces out, you can spread malignancy in your abdomen and worsen prognosis
In younger women, sometimes, preservation of the ovaries is attempted because risk of ovarian cancer is low and there is need for ovaries for fertilit ...Read more

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I had unilateral oophorectomy a month ago, this is first cycle after and has been spotty heavy and light for 2 weeks. Is this normal?

No: Although the first period post ovarian removal is often shorter or heavier then usual, it is unusual for the bleeding to last two weeks. Talk to or go see your GYN surgeon for clarity. ...Read more

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I had a unilateral oophorectomy April 23rd, I been having to do heavy pushing and some lifting, how can that affect me since I was adviced not do that?

I had a unilateral oophorectomy April 23rd, I been having to do heavy pushing and some lifting, how can that affect me since I was adviced not do that?

Hernia: In order to get into your abdomen, doctors call it the peritoneal cavity, we have to cut through the tough lining of your abdomen, called the fascia. It takes time for the fascia to heal. Anytime you push or strain, you have to strengthen your core. This pressure on your abdominal wall can impair healing of the fascia.

The best way to rule out a hernia is with a physical examination. ...Read more

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Does an oophorectomy affect a woman's libido?

Yes: If you had both your ovaries removed then your main production of estrogen has been taken away, and this hormone does play a role in libido in women. Talk to your gyn about your treatment options. ...Read more

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What is postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy?

What is postmenopausal laparoscopic oophorectomy?

Surgical procedure: It's a minimally invasive surgical procedure, utilizing small incisions and a camera as well as narrow diameter instruments to operate within a body cavity. Oophorectomy means to remove an ovary. Postmenopausal refers to a women who has stopped menstruating, and has left their reproductive years. ...Read more

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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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Does laparoscopic oophorectomy mean a hospital stay?

Does laparoscopic oophorectomy mean a hospital stay?

No: Most laparoscopic oophorectomies can be done on an outpatient basis, meaning you have the surgery in a surgicenter or hospital but you go home the same day. If complications occurred or if a laparotomy (open procedure) was necessary, an overnight stay might be recommended. ...Read more

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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