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When doing a total abdominal hysterectomy, do they take out or leave in your ovaries?
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: DEPENDS
On what you want, how old you are , what reason they are doing the surgery for and what they find once they are doing the surgery.
I always fully explain the pros and cons of leaving the ovaries in or out and then my patient will decide what she wants and i try to honor that depending on the circnmstances once i see the ovaries. Your doctor should fully discuss this with you before hand!

In brief: DEPENDS
On what you want, how old you are , what reason they are doing the surgery for and what they find once they are doing the surgery.
I always fully explain the pros and cons of leaving the ovaries in or out and then my patient will decide what she wants and i try to honor that depending on the circnmstances once i see the ovaries. Your doctor should fully discuss this with you before hand!
Dr. Alan Patterson
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