What's the average recovery time for a unilateral salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

3 to 7 days. Many women can have the procedure done on a friday and be able to return to work and light activities on monday though there will still be some soreness and fatigue for a week. The discomfort can generally be relieved with nsaids. You should avoid heavy lifting, abdominal exercises, and intercourse for 2 weeks.
See below. Whether your oophorectomy is an open, laparoscopic or robotic procedure depends on your situation. Laparoscopic or robotic oophorectomy usually offers quicker recovery, less pain and a shorter hospital stay. But it isn't appropriate for everyone, and in some cases, surgery that begins as laparoscopy may need to be converted to an open procedure during the operation.

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What's the recoverey time for unilateral salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

Open or laparoscopic. Laparoscopic 1-2 weeks for most activities open? Get a second opinion- unless u are a high cancer risk there is no reason to do this open except a history of terrible adhesions. Read more...
1 week. After a minimally invasive so (robotic or laparoscopic), you will be groggy, and feel the worst incisional and pelvic discomfort for the first 24 hours. Motivated women may return to work after 2 to 3 days. You will continue to be achy, possibly bloated, and aware of the incisions with movements for about a week. Avoid heavy lifting and high impact activities for 2 weeks. Read more...

How painful is salpingo oophorectomy surgery?

Discuss with surgeon. If done through an abdominal incision, salpingo-oophorectomy is major surgery that requires 3-6 weeks for full recovery. If performed laparoscopically, the recovery time can be much shorter. There may be some discomfort around the incision for the first few days, but most women are walking around by the third day. Within a month or so, patients can resume activities such as driving, exercising.. Read more...

What should I expect from having a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?

Depends. If this is done laparoscopically you should have very few issues postoperatively. Pain at the incision sites can last from less than a week to more than 2 weeks depending on lap vs. Open operation. Bleeding and infection are low risk unless this is being done for tuboovarian abscess. A lower abdominal incision can have a chance of hernia development. Read more...

Heavier blood clogs after unilateral salpingo oophorectomy is this normal?

Progesterone. By removing one ovary, your progesterone production was greatly reduced. This allows your remaining estrogen production to build up the lining of your uterus thicker and also does not counter estrogen's tendency to cause clots. By supplementing your progesterone on days 13-27b of your cycle his should resolve. Contact your nearest comppounding pharmacy to find a doctor that can help you. Read more...