How long do you have to wait after a salpingo oophorectomy to have sex?

4-6 weeks. Typically women can resume all "normal" actvities in about 4-6 weeks. Remember that if both ovaries are removed, the sudden drop in homones can result in fairly abrupt vaginal dryness....
Sex after surgery. That depends totally upon the pain from your incisions. Once the pain is gone then sex is fine as long as there is no incision in the vagina. If there is a vaginal incision then it is recommended to wait 6 weeks.

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I had a salpingo oopherectomy hysterectomy robotically 15 days ago due to polyps & pcosI returned to work on day 13 and I feel fine. Can I have sex?

Ask surgeon. It's great that you are already feeling so well but you still have a lot of healing to do on the inside. This is too early to resume sexual activity. Ask your surgeon when it will be safe when you are seen for your next post-op visit. Hope this helps. Read more...

Had radical hysterectomy w/ bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at 27 yrs old, due to aggressive cancer. On long-term HRT to put off menopause. Risks?

Need hormones. Most of the time discussions about ill effects of hormonal replacement therapy are on peri menopausal & menopausal woman , not for your age group of 30 . At your age needed to keep integrity of vaginal epithelium, loss of libido , atrophy of genitals , fatigue weakness , mood swings and on , so you need them , risks out weigh the good benefits. Speak to your m.D you need them. Read more...

Does it hurt to get a salpingo oophorectomy done?

Does it hurt? It would be awful if you were awake for this operation. Luckily you go to sleep. Usually pain is very limited after the surgery, but this also depends on why your ovaries are being removed. Studies now suggest that unless there is good reason, leaving the ovaries in place may optimize your health unless there is medical necessity to remove both the tubes and the ovaries. Read more...
Depends. Pain with an hsg is usually associated with spasm of the uterotubal junction. Gentle administration of the dye by a compassionate physician can avoid this problem. Other causes of pain could be associated with tubal obstruction or uterine defects. Another was to reduce pain is to administer smooth muscle relaxant prior to the procedure. Read more...

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...
Surgery . A salpingo-oophorectomy by itself will not change your periods unless both are taken. If both are taken, you will enter menopause. The amount of surgical pain is related to the type of surgery, open or laparoscopy. Read more...

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...