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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How do u kno if u returned to work too soon with oophorectomy? can being on your feet 10-14 hrs a day be too much? I think I went back 2 soon
Talk to your surgeon: You need to discuss this with your surgeon, who knows you and your case. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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