Salpingo-oophorectomy





Definition

Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is the surgical removal of a fallopian tube and an ovary. If both sets of fallopian tubes and ovaries are removed, the procedure is called a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.


Purpose

This surgery is performed to treat ovarian or other gynecological cancers, or infections caused by pelvic inflammatory disease. Occasionally, removal of one or both ovaries may be done to treat endometriosis, a condition in which the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside of the uterus (usually on and around the pelvic organs). The procedure may also be performed if a woman has been diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy in a fallopian tube and a salpingostomy (an incision into the fallopian tube to remove the pregnancy) cannot be done. If only one fallopian tube and ovary are removed, the woman may still be able to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term. If both are removed, however, the woman is rendered permanently infertile. This procedure is commonly combined with a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus); the ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed in about one-third of hysterectomies.

Until the 1980s, women over age 40 having hysterectomies routinely had healthy ovaries and fallopian tubes removed at the same time. Many physicians reasoned that a woman over 40 was approaching menopause and soon her ovaries would stop secreting estrogen and releasing eggs. Removing the ovaries would eliminate the risk of ovarian cancer and only accelerate menopause by a few years.

In the 1990s, the thinking about routine salpingooophorectomy began to change. The risk of ovarian cancer in women who have no family history of the disease is less than 1%. Moreover, removing the ovaries increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and accelerates osteoporosis unless a woman takes prescribed hormone replacements.


Demographics

Overall, ovarian cancer accounts for only 4% of all cancers in women. For women at increased risk, oophorectomy may be considered after the age of 35 if childbearing is complete. Factors that increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer include age (most ovarian cancers occur after menopause), the presence of a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, the number of menstrual periods a woman has had (affected by age of onset, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and oral contraceptive use), history of breast cancer, diet, and family history. The incidence of ovarian cancer is highest among American Indian (17.5 cases per 100,000 population), Caucasian (15.8 per 100,000), Vietnamese (13.8 per 100,000), Caucasian Hispanic (12.1 per 100,000), and Hawaiian (11.8 per 100,000) women; it is lowest among Korean (7.0 per 100,000) and Chinese (9.3 per 100,000) women. African American women have an ovarian cancer incidence of 10.2 per 100,000 population.

Endometriosis, another reason why salpingooophorectomy may be performed, has been estimated to affect up to 10% of women. Approximately four out of every 1,000 women are hospitalized as a result of endometriosis each year. Women 25–35 years of age are affected most, with 27 being the average age of diagnosis.


Description

General or regional anesthesia will be given to the patient before the procedure begins. If the procedure is

In a salpingo-oophorectomy, a woman's reproductive organs are accessed through an incision in the lower abdomen, or laparoscopically (A). Once the area is visualized, a diseased fallopian tube can be severed from the uterus and removed (B and C). The ovary can also be removed with the tube (D). The remaining structures are stitched (E), and the wound is closed. (Illustration by GGS Inc.)
In a salpingo-oophorectomy, a woman's reproductive organs are accessed through an incision in the lower abdomen, or laparoscopically (A). Once the area is visualized, a diseased fallopian tube can be severed from the uterus and removed (B and C). The ovary can also be removed with the tube (D). The remaining structures are stitched (E), and the wound is closed. (
Illustration by GGS Inc.
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performed through a laparoscope, the surgeon can avoid a large abdominal incision and can shorten recovery. With this technique, the surgeon makes a small cut through the abdominal wall just below the navel. A tube containing a tiny lens and light source (a laparoscope) is then inserted through the incision. A camera can be attached that allows the surgeon to see the abdominal cavity on a video monitor. When the ovaries and fallopian tubes are detached, they are removed though a small incision at the top of the vagina. The organs can also be cut into smaller sections and removed. When the laparoscope is used, the patient can be given either regional or general anesthesia; if there are no complications, the patient can leave the hospital in a day or two.

If a laparoscope is not used, the surgery involves an incision 4–6 in (10–15 cm) long into the abdomen extending either vertically up from the pubic bone toward the navel, or horizontally (the "bikini incision") across the pubic hairline. The scar from a bikini incision is less noticeable, but some surgeons prefer the vertical incision because it provides greater visibility while operating. A disadvantage to abdominal salpingo-oophorectomy is that bleeding is more likely to be a complication of this type of operation. The procedure is more painful than a laparoscopic operation and the recovery period is longer. A woman can expect to be in the hospital two to five days and will need three to six weeks to return to normal activities.


Diagnosis/Preparation

Before surgery, the doctor will order blood and urine tests, and any additional tests such as ultrasound or x rays to help the surgeon visualize the woman's condition. The woman may also meet with the anesthesiologist to evaluate any special conditions that might affect the administration of anesthesia. A colon preparation may be done, if extensive surgery is anticipated.

On the evening before the operation, the woman should eat a light dinner, then take nothing by mouth, including water or other liquids, after midnight.


Aftercare

If performed through an abdominal incision, salpingo-oophorectomy is major surgery that requires three to six weeks for full recovery. However, if performed laparoscopically, the recovery time can be much shorter. There may be some discomfort around the incision for the first few days after surgery, but most women are walking around by the third day. Within a month or so, patients can gradually resume normal activities such as driving, exercising, and working.

Immediately following the operation, the patient should avoid sharply flexing the thighs or the knees. Persistent back pain or bloody or scanty urine indicates that a ureter may have been injured during surgery.

If both ovaries are removed in a premenopausal woman as part of the operation, the sudden loss of estrogen will trigger an abrupt premature menopause that may involve severe symptoms of hot flashes, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and loss of sex drive. (This is also called "surgical menopause.") In addition to these symptoms, women who lose both ovaries also lose the protection these hormones provide against heart disease and osteoporosis many years earlier than if they had experienced natural menopause. Women who have had their ovaries removed are seven times more likely to develop coronary heart disease and much more likely to develop bone problems at an early age than are premenopausal women whose ovaries are intact. For these reasons, some form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be prescribed to relieve the symptoms of surgical menopause and to help prevent heart and bone disease.

Reaction to the removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries depends on a wide variety of factors, including the woman's age, the condition that required the surgery, her reproductive history, how much social support she has, and any previous history of depression. Women who have had many gynecological surgeries or chronic pelvic pain seem to have a higher tendency to develop psychological problems after the surgery.


Risks

Major surgery always involves some risk, including infection, reactions to the anesthesia, hemorrhage, and scars at the incision site. Almost all pelvic surgery causes some internal scars, which in some cases can cause discomfort years after surgery.

Potential complications after a salpingo-oophorectomy include changes in sex drive, hot flashes, and other symptoms of menopause if both ovaries are removed. Women who have both ovaries removed and who do not take estrogen replacement therapy run an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Women with a history of psychological and emotional problems before an oophorectomy are more likely to experience psychological difficulties after the operation.


Normal results

If the surgery is successful, the fallopian tubes and ovaries will be removed without complication, and the underlying problem resolved. In the case of cancer, all the cancer will be removed. A woman will become infertile following a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.


Morbidity and mortality rates

Studies have shown that the complication rate following salpingo-oophorectomy is essentially the same as that following hysterectomy. The rate of complications differs by the type of hysterectomy performed. Abdominal hysterectomy is associated with a higher rate of complications (9.3%), while the overall complication rate for vaginal hysterectomy is 5.3%, and 3.6% for laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy. The risk of death is about one in every 1,000 (1/1,000) women having a hysterectomy. The rates of some of the more commonly reported complications are:

  • excessive bleeding (hemorrhaging): 1.8–3.4%
  • fever or infection: 0.8–4.0%
  • accidental injury to another organ or structure: 1.5–1.8%

Because of the cessation of hormone production that occurs with a bilateral oophorectomy, women who lose both ovaries also prematurely lose the protection these hormones provide against heart disease and osteoporosis. Women who have undergone bilateral oophorectomy are seven times more likely to develop coronary heart disease and much more likely to develop bone problems at an early age than are premenopausal women whose ovaries are intact.


Alternatives

Depending on the specific condition that warrants an oophorectomy, it may be possible to modify the surgery so at least a portion of one ovary remains, allowing the woman to avoid early menopause. In the case of endometriosis, there are a number of alternative treatments that are usually pursued before a salpingooophorectomy (with or without hysterectomy) is performed. These include excising the growths without removing any organs, blocking or destroying the nerves that provide sensation to some of the pelvic structures, or prescribing drugs that decrease estrogen levels.

Resources

PERIODICALS

Kauff, N. D., J. M. Satagopan, M. E. Robson, et al. "Risk-Reducing Salpingo-oophorectomy in Women with a BRC1 or BRC2 Mutation." New England Journal of Medicine 346 (May 23, 2002): 1609–15.

ORGANIZATIONS

American Cancer Society. 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. (800) ACS-2345. http://www.cancer.org .

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 409 12th St., SW, PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920. http://www.acog.org .

Midlife Women's Network. 5129 Logan Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55419. (800) 886-4354.

OTHER

Hernandez, Manuel and Robert McNamara. "Endometriosis." eMedicine. December 23, 2002 [cited March 15, 2003]. http://www.emedicine.com/aaem/topic181.htm .

Kapoor, Dharmesh. "Endometriosis." eMedicine. September 17, 2002 [cited March 15, 2003]. http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic3419.htm .

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results. "Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Cancer in the United States: Ovary." National Cancer Institute. 1996 [cited March 14, 2003]. http://seer.cancer.gov/publications/ethnicity/ovary.pdf .

"What Is Endometriosis?" Endo-Online. 2002 [cited March 15, 2003]. http://www.endometriosisassn.org/endo.html .


Carol A. Turkington Stephanie Dionne Sherk

WHO PERFORMS THE PROCEDURE AND WHERE IS IT PERFORMED?



Salpingo-oophorectomies are usually performed in a hospital operating room by a gynecologist, a medical doctor who has completed specialized training in the areas of women's general health, pregnancy, labor and childbirth, prenatal testing, and genetics.

QUESTIONS TO ASK THE DOCTOR



  • Why is a salpingo-oophorectomy being recommended?
  • How will the procedure be performed?
  • Will one or both sets of ovaries/fallopian tubes be removed?
  • What alternatives to salpingo-oophorectomy are available to me?


User Contributions:

viviana
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Feb 1, 2006 @ 2:14 pm
I had a bilateral salpingectomy of both tubes only... can you give me information on this ASAP.

VIVIANA ACOSTA
Princess
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May 24, 2008 @ 3:03 am
Is it normal to have both ovaries and tubes removed and start
bleeding 6 months after the surgery?
T.c.
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Aug 19, 2008 @ 4:16 pm
Question: I just finish reading your article, but it really didn't help me with my problem. I had Bilateral Salpingo-oopherectomy surgery five months ago. I have been experiencing severe abdonimal pain (lower pelvic area) as if I'm having cramps. Bloodwork, uterine test, ultrasound/tranvaginal, plus kidney,liver and gallbladder were all done. Nothing found. Any ideal as to what could be causing this pain. My PC and GYN-OB were no help to me.
Thanks
Rhonda
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Sep 16, 2008 @ 10:22 pm
i had a total abd hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and understand I can never get pregnant. my question is....
what happens to the sperm on ejaculation? where does it go
Teri
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Sep 26, 2008 @ 3:03 am
I had Bilateral Salpingo oophorectomy almost two weeks ago and I am still experiencing abdominal pain and contution of the sites of entry, some small, and the bikini area almost feels like there is a hard mass behind it, is this normal and how long will it actually take to be considered no restrictions or limitations, so that I can return to work?
Lilly
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Oct 12, 2008 @ 10:22 pm
Thank you so much for a complete information on this issue. I ju

st had a multiple operation on me 6 days ago.

1. Stents on my ureters
2. Appendectomy
3. Hysterectomy of Adhession
4. TAH and Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy

Please tell me what will come out of me? Will I be a normal woman again? I'm 38 years old. Thank you very much.
thuy
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Oct 16, 2008 @ 8:20 pm
I had both ovaries and tubs removed 4 weeks ago. One day after the surgery, I had my period. I am currently going through another mentrual cycle. Is this normal?
karina
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Jan 10, 2009 @ 8:20 pm
Hi!
about a year ago i got the oophorectomy surgery, and right now i feel like if i was pregnant, althoug i did have my period. Is there any possibility that i could be pregnant?
Himah
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Feb 27, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
I had bilateral ovariectomy about 7 months ago, but just the past 3 days I had bleeding ...stale and clotted blood as well ...is it a common occurence?
Kim Smith
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Mar 10, 2009 @ 11:23 pm
I had unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy surgery due to an ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit that collapsed my ovary. The fallopian tube became wraped around both ovary and cyst squeezing blood, fluid and tissue into my abdomin. Standard procedure (verticle) incision was performed (NOT PRETTY!). It was benign.

Can you tell me if there are any cases after this type of surgery where the females body slowly "morphed" into something else (developed LARGE breasts first and then some weight gain). Never been overweight a day in my life (145lb - 5.6")...always eaten right and exercised...still do the SAME (nothing has changed now, except I gradually put on 60lbs for no reason!). Now, 8 years later, I fear I will never see my normal self again. Any changes like this supposed to have occured after that type surgery?
Kesha
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Mar 25, 2009 @ 10:22 pm
I had surgery about 3 years ago. I am 31 years old I have both of my tubes removed 1 completely gone, and the other was already destroyed after I had an etopical pregnancy. They took one ovary and left the other in due to my age.I was wondering my appetite is really high. I fill like I can't get full. This is part of the menopause stage that I am going into. And is there anyway possible to get pregnant. Or can u have symptoms like you are pregnant.My body has played some tricks since I have had my hysterectomy
Bertha L Langford
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May 17, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
I recently had a hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo oopherectomy.I am having pain in rectum and sides of hips.Why so much pain in rectum.Did they sew something there also? pain is great trying to have bowel movements.Will this always be?Bladder also.Where did all nerves and ligaments attach to?
Aurora Bautista
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Jun 27, 2009 @ 8:08 am
I am 36 years old and had Right Oophorectomy (Cystoma) at age 27 with Caesarean Section of my second child. At 35, I had Left Oophorocystectomy (Dermoid).Last year, they found a dermoid focus on my left ovary and was advised to undergo Salpingooophorectomy by my OB right away since my mom died of breast cancer at age 60 and had Hysterectomy at age 35, I was a high risk for breast cancer or osteoporosis. But we still want a third child. Will pregnancy increase the risk of cancer due to increased level of hormone ? In my March 3,2009 transvaginal ultrasound, the focus increased from 1.4x1.2 to 2x1.8cm. Is it still safe to wait until I turn 39 to have the Salpingooophorectomy ? If I really have to do it without delay, can abdominal salpingooophorectomy be done at the same time with tummy tuck ?
Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you.
Rose
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Jul 2, 2009 @ 10:10 am
I had one ovary and tube removed. I read your article and did not get the answer that I was looking for. What happens with my monthly period? Will I still have them will there be a difference, for instance every other month? I have not been able to find this out.
Natalie
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Jul 17, 2009 @ 3:15 pm
I had one ovary remove 6 weeks ago. I recovered very well. Last week I started having abdominal pains on the left side of my incision, then it stopped. Now I have pain on the right side of the incision. I am not sure what is wrong. everything was perfectly fine. I am thinking its a strain or because I have carried a few heavy things around thats what may be causing the pain. Please advice.
victoria soto
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Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:08 am
I had same procedure done and feel the same ,Can you give some answers?
Julie
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Jul 31, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
Hi I had my left fallipian tube removed April 2008, for IVF reasons. Can your sex drive change after the removel of falliopian tube? Mant thanks. Julie
BB
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Aug 9, 2009 @ 3:15 pm
I had both tubes and one ovary removed, and i still have my menses. Is it possible to still have a baby ?
Bev
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Aug 11, 2009 @ 10:10 am
The comments of T.c worry me a little as I had the same surgery on June 25th this year, and am off work. I don't see the specialist until this Friday, and I've had an internal infection, I can't sit in one position for very long without starting to bleed again, and have a lot of abdominal pain and back pain. Very frustrating and tiring. When I was discharged from the hospital, I was told that I shouldn't be doing anything...which is left to wide interpretation, but other than that, nothing much else was said. I had no driving restrictions, and I've pretty well just found out on my own, what I can and can't do. then every time I do something I shouldn't, I am set back again. I sure hope this doesn't continue for 5 months or more! Any ideas out there? Thanks.
T.C
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Aug 18, 2009 @ 9:21 pm
Can someone please tell me if someone medically answer these question. I notice that my question has still gone unanswered and my pain in the pelvic and hip area has gotten worse. Since my last statement, I seen a few orthopedic DR.s who can't give me any help either.

Thanks
T.C.
rose
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Sep 11, 2009 @ 11:11 am
i am having both my ovarie's/tubes removed next month i had a toatal abdominal hysterectomy 3 months ago in which the doc cut my bladder 1.5cm(what a mess that was)my ovarie's r being removed due to cyst's(i feel cuz i had problems with cyst's before the TAH she should of removed the ovarie's at the same time) whta is the recovery time after haveing ovarie's removed and the hospital stay?
Steph
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Oct 27, 2009 @ 5:05 am
I had breast cancer 7 years ago and have also been told i suffer from Menorrhagia. I have been advised to get a part hysterectomy either overies and fallopian tubes, ovaries alone, womb or a total hysterectomy. Judging on my circumstances could you advice me on what would be the best to do and why.
Thanks.
bonnie morris
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Jan 20, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
i am suppose to have a total abdominal hystorectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy on 2/19/10 because my doctor says my uterus is 22 week size, the only reason for the salpingo oophorectomy is to reduce chances of cancer. now that i have read this i think a hystorectomy is enough.
maria
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Jan 26, 2010 @ 7:07 am
i have endometriosis for several years now, cancer runs in the family. I had these severe pain just recently during menstruation..I was advise by my gyne to undergo both ovary removal..other parts of my reproductive organ are normal..i was given primolut for 3mos since im still undecided about the operation...is it advisable only to take the meds & how long should this medicine be taken? /the doc advised me to have IUD inserted, this will last for 5 yrs? What are the complications... I am 44 y/o...What shall i do? operation? hystrectomy or salpingo - oophorectomy? to take meds primolut or IUD? need your help?
diane
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Jan 28, 2010 @ 10:10 am
Is a perforated large intestine during a salpingo oophorectomy common?
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Feb 18, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
just had the same surgery done. i was told that with the other side functioning normally you should have a normal monthly cylce. My doctor told me it would be normal every other as well but whatever follows in the next couple months should turn into your regular. Isnt there so many other thought that go with though? like what does it mean for pregnancy? i think all someone could do now in our situation is really pay attention to yourself and your personal cycle.
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Apr 25, 2010 @ 11:11 am
I am 42 years old, I had a hysterectomy in 2004 and they left one ovary as I was only 36 yrs old. Now that ovary is diseased and continually develops large cysts and has become extremely painful. Are there significant issues to having a tummy tuck & lipo when having to have a diseased ovary removed that has a large cyst growing on it? Since I have to go under anesthsia why not make it worth my while and get a tummy tuck too? Could I get my breast fixed during the same operation. Then I am out from work healing for all the same stuff.
I look forward to your advice.
Thanks, Margo
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May 21, 2010 @ 8:08 am
I had Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. On the 5th day after the laprosopy I started acute pain with periods. Even tylenol 3 was not taking away the pain. Today being the 3rd day I am feeling better with still little pain.
I have never ever had periods of this nature (clotting and heavy bleeding and also the colour a bright red).
Just want to know if this is normal? If I continue to menstruate will this be my monthly experience?
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May 23, 2010 @ 1:01 am
hi I'm a67 yr old woman and i'm going to the hosp to have lapsalooph, laparoscopic salpingo-oophorectomy but after reading all of the patients . comments i am really scared can you please advise me on what to do should i go through with this i really feel fine . i do have 2 large tumors and low back pains . but it seems that all the patients are still young and have all these problems . i wonder at my age what will go wrong is it safe to have this done i don;t look my age and i am active in many things please give me some advice on what to do thank you
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May 30, 2010 @ 10:22 pm
I had both ovaries and tubes removed eight days ago. I had a hysterectomy 15yrs ago and I am 47 yrs old. I would like to see the responses to many of these questions and concerns. Where can I get this information?
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Jun 10, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
I'M 52 HAVING A TOTAL ABDOMINAL HYSTERECTOMY AND SALPINGO SURGERY .I HAVE UTERINE FIBROSE.IS IT NECESARY TO HAVE A TOTAL HYSTERECTOMY.MY PROBLEM IS IN THE UTEROUS WHY REMOVE MY OVARIES AND CERVIS.WILL THIS AFFECT MY SEXUAL LIFE.I HAVE TO ADMITT I'N SCARED .SURGERY WILL BE DONE 6-15-2010
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Jun 11, 2010 @ 3:03 am
I had a salpingo oophorectomy removing 1 tube and ovary on the left and have been diagnosed with endometriosis I too have wondered if my periods will be affected by this and i still have some discomfort on the left hand side of my body particularly in the groin area is this normal and will it ease with time
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Jun 29, 2010 @ 5:05 am
my wife had to remove both her tubes thru key hole surgery due to tubular pregnancy. she feels normal now. when can we have sex again without any risk.
Crystal
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Jun 30, 2010 @ 9:09 am
What causes your lower colon wraped around my uterus and ovaries?
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Jul 18, 2010 @ 11:11 am
Hi i'm having surgery tomorrow they taking my right ovary out due to a big cyst and also have endometriosis y was wondering i'm getting my period today can i still have the surgery??
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Jul 30, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
i had a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy and i was 18 months post menopausal. now my hot flushes and moods are terrible, wwill hrt help. and why should these symptoms worsen when i was already post menopause,i have a coronary stent fitted and c,a,d, is it alright to have hrt with these problems not to mention the hypothyroidism,
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Jul 31, 2010 @ 12:00 am
i read ur article it help me bt i have question that last weak i get operated and surgens removed my one overy and tube the other one is infected too bt they only treat it and removed the cancer .now i wana know that would i live a normal life and what side effects i would face..
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Aug 2, 2010 @ 12:00 am
I had a salpingo-oophorectomy at the age of 29. always had discharge and severe itch. last 4 to 5 years when i am constipated or for no reason i have a heavy dark coffee mucous discharge or light red blood. hqave pain most of the time on lower left side. what can be cause of this?
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Aug 2, 2010 @ 12:00 am
i forgot to mention that had the salpingo-oophorectomy at the age of 29 and now i am 51.
Mihaela
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Aug 16, 2010 @ 2:14 pm
Lilly what was the reason for so many procedures? What was the diagnoses? What kind of tests they did prior to surgeries? I am asking because I work on a project at school for billing & coding procedures and your case is so complex and I can use it for my presentation on thursday. If you get this message please e-mail me with the details.
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Aug 22, 2010 @ 1:13 pm
It is almost 4 months after my unilateral SO surgery. I have not had a period this month, but my tests have come back negative. From all the information I have read, this is not a side effect that is discussed. Does anyone know if this is normal?
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Aug 28, 2010 @ 9:09 am
HELLO...IAM A 29YR OLD WOMEN WITH 3 KIDS . I HAD A OPERATION DONE 9YRS AGO TO NOT HAVE NO MORE BABYS.. NOW IAM ACTUALLY READY FOR A BABY BUT I CANT HOW DO I GO ABOUT HAVING ALEAST THIS LAST ONE. WHAT PROCEDURE OR WHAT CAN I DO
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Aug 29, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
hello. i'm 14 years old and i want to have a salpingo-oopherectomy. i don't want kids any time in the future and i do have problems with irregular cycles. i know all about surgical risks because i myself have had over six surgeries done so far. two of which were spinal and very risky. please, can someone tell me if a girl my age can have such a surgery?
fiona
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Sep 1, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
I went in to hospital 2 weeks ago and was expecting to have an exploratory laparoscopy, however, when my consultant came to see me the night before the op he told me he was going to perform a bialateral ovarectomy, i was happy with this as i had a hysterectomy last year and they left the ovaries behind because they said i was too young (30) to remove them, but since having the hysterectomy i have experienced excrutiating pain on my ovaries so the releif to hear they would be coming out was great. But when i woke up after surgery i was in terrible terrible pain, i had had the op done by laparotomy, but when the dr came round to see me i asked how things went, he said he performed a salphing oopherectomy on the left side and there were cysts on the left ovary, and on the right side he performed an overectomy and also freed some adhesions from previous surgery. I was in extreme pain and mobility was non existent, yet i was told to go home the day after the op! I had to sit in a car for 5 hours to get home which was a very painful experience. Anyway, what i would like to know is, when an oopherectomy is performed, does that mean there is cancer on the ovary and tube? I just need to know this as i had cancerous cells before my hysterectomy and am worried thet might of spread, also its been 2 weeks now since i had my op and i can still barley walk, im in terrible pain and have to have my husband bath me and look after our 4 kids. I wonder if someone can tell me how long it will take for this pain to subside and give me at least minimal mobility as im going crazy being stuck on the sofa or in bed all day. Sorry its such a long post but my head is swimming with questions, any advice would be greatfully appreciated.
Grace
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Sep 4, 2010 @ 8:08 am
I had to have an ovarectomy last November due to a complex cyst on one of my ovaries, so the doc removed both. I'm 54 now and since then every time I have sex, which is not very often, I experience extreme pain upon insertion and some spotting. Afterward I have to take a pill to avoid a UTI. Is there something I can do about this?
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Sep 11, 2010 @ 7:07 am
hi i have had one tube and ovary removed but am feeling very low and down and emotional its 5 weeks since the operation does anyone know if this is normal ,i really dont feel like myself many thanks
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Sep 13, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
I am a 54 years old married woman and have been going through menopause for almost 10 years have not had a mentral cycle. On December 28th, 2009 I did a total hysterectomy with Bila oophorectomy and feel like I am pregnant, is this possible. I am also having hot flashes at times, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, itching and some mild stomach cramps.
Vilma A. dela Cruz
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Sep 25, 2010 @ 1:13 pm
Hello... I,m turning 40 by November and had a caesarian delivery last March 02,2009 on which at the same time had my left fallopian tube and left ovary removed as I had found to have a dermoid cyst. I didn't have any related problem about it until last week on which I complain of the pain on my lower back which is like it was in flame. I don't know if this could be related to my past operation as I was also wondering also if this could be the symptom of another illlness like UTI (urinary tract infection)...What do you think?
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Sep 27, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
I run my own business - computer, desk work, reports/presentations/meeetings. Some air travel to client sites. Have a scheduled bilateral salpingo oophorectomy. How long should I plan on being unable to work? How long should I plan on being unable to travel? I am 54 years old and in good health.

The procedure is to remove a complex, single septation, 3.4 cm cyst on my ovary that has persisted for 1.5 years. My only sister was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer, stage III, in August. Assuming there is no cancer in the biopsy, what would be the general recovery time to get back to work? Thank you for any information on recovery.
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Oct 20, 2010 @ 9:09 am
I had unilateral salphingoophorectomy 3 wks ago because i had 10.3 cm.mucinous cystadenoma on my left.what am i going to do to prevent formation of another cyst on my right ovary?
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Nov 15, 2010 @ 11:11 am
I am scheduled for a propholactic salpingo-oophorectomy. I am 65. Is it safe to fly 3 weeks after surgery? Thanks.
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Dec 4, 2010 @ 1:13 pm
i had a right salpingo-oophorecetomy just over 8 weeks ago, i have had 4 bikini line ops now, can you tell me if it is safe enough to start abdo exercises,eg. sit ups, and possibly join a gym. thankyou.
Becky
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Dec 13, 2010 @ 12:00 am
I had a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy hysterectomy in April of 2010. The reason for the surgery was a 10 cm. cyst on the left ovary and a 4 cm. "chocolate" cyst on the right ovary. The doctor was unable to remove the cervix because it was adhered to the bowel. He also told me I had stage 4 Endometriosis. It is now almost 8 months later and I am still having pains mainly on my right side. He sent me for a CT scan a few months back to check for scar tissue and it came back clear so he told he that I am just suffering from Chronic pain which is normal for some people following surgery. But I really believe it's more then that. The area that I am concerned about hurts if touched. Also there are times I get bad pains in my lower pelvic area that feel like menstrual cramps. There are also times when I sneeze or cough it feels like something is pulling under the incision. Could the adhesion between the cervix and bowel be causing some of these problems or could it be scar tissue that didn't show up on the CT scan?
Marie
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Dec 29, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
I am a healthy 51 year old woman who has given birth to 6 children. I had a total hysterectomy with uni-lateral salpingo-oophorectomy 10 years ago because I had a benign tumor appoximately the size of a golf ball on my left ovary. It now appears that I have a tumor on the remaining ovary. Is it more likely that this tumor is benign, like the previous tumor or should I be concerned about cancer? If it is cancerous, what treatment would be most effective and what are the odds of survival?
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Jan 17, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
I had a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy 10 days ago. I wanna know if I'm at risk of having heart and bone disease.Thanks!
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Mar 28, 2011 @ 11:11 am
My WIFE HAS JUST BEEN OPERATED AND THE LEFT FALLOPIAN TUBE WAS CUT, IS THERE ANY OTHER CHANCE OF GETTING PREGNANT?
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE EFFECTS THAT ARE LIKELY TO COME UP.
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Apr 8, 2011 @ 10:10 am
i have a large endometriosis on my left side measuring about 2.5 *2.5 inch. i had already done laproscopy twice to remove this. now is it safe to go for laproscopy again to remove endometriosis or i shall remove uterus and ovaries? my age is 32 yrs.what to do?
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May 2, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
Bina,

I am also 32 years old, and I just had my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed on Friday 4/29/11. I had a partial hysterectomy when I was 26 on 2/6/06. Unless you like surgery and plan on continuing to have laparscopies to remove the adhesions, you need to find alternatives. Have you tried Depo-Lupron? What about birth control pills? If you have exhausted all other alternatives, then having your uterus and ovaries removed may be the way to go for you. I begged to have my ovaries taken when they took my uterus, they said I was too young. Since then I have been sufferring everyday with severe pain from endometriosis. I have been living on narcotics such as Norco and Tramadol just to survive. I can't type too much longer as my belly hurts, but if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at adriennek.smith@gmail.com. I've had 8 laparascopies, and finally found a dr that was willing to remove my ovaries despite my age. Good luck, and if you have any questions or concerns, please email me.
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Jul 1, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
i was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago. I was in lupron therapy for 5.5 years. I stopped the lupron and got my period back about 5 months later. I am no planning on having my ovaries removed to stop the production of estrogen. I had an ultrasound this week and they have found 3 fibroids, and ovarian cyst as well as fluid in my left fallopian tube. From what I have read it looks like I will need a complete hysterectomy. Thoughts
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Jul 15, 2011 @ 4:04 am
I have a question, after salpingo oophorectomy is it possible to continue pregnancy?
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Jul 28, 2011 @ 9:21 pm
HI!Im 28yr old, 2008 my first Ectopic pregnancy po ako sa rigt side cut po yun. in second ectopic march 25,2011 is left side ang operation sa akin ay eto EXPLORATORY LAPAROTOMY-SALPINGO-Oophorectomy,left. sbi ng ob ko nailigtas nya ang fallopian tube ko.my question is pwede pa ba akong mabuntis? pls advice me.thnk u...
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Aug 7, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
In 2006, I had a conization done on my cervix to remove cancer cells and I had my left ovary removed due to endometriosis. In 2007 I got pregnant. Every since I had my son, I hurt every month during my period on my left side so bad I can't hardly take it. Intercourse is so very painful now also. What could be causing this?
Aneemsa
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Aug 15, 2011 @ 9:09 am
I am 51 and had a total abdominal hystorectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy a month ago. I still feel pain in the lower abdomen. I am experiencing a lot of hot flashes. Is this common after surgery and if so how long will the hot flashes occur - a few months or a year? How long does it take to heal completely? When is it safe to have normal sex and what happens to the sperm on ejaculation?
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Sep 9, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
Do we have a possibility those a patients hysterectomy can have a baby again??i'm only 22years old,hysterectomy 1 yr ago,..pls help me i want more babyy..make me advice what i should to do!
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Sep 21, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
I had a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. I had stage 4 endometriosis as well as lots of scar tissue. I had a full abdominal incision and am recovering slowly. After the procedure was completed the surgeon told mer he could not be 100% sure the got all of my overies due to the adhesions and endometriosis. My endometriosis included severe bowel involvement. What happens if the endometriosis was not completely removed and if my ovary was not completely removed.
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Sep 22, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
Hi I had a total abdominal hysterectomy with a salpingo bilateral oophorectomy I had a vaginal hematoma. I still have abdominal swelling mostly on the left side and with increased activity it swells more.
I am wondering if I should be concerned and I would like to know what causes the swelling.
thank you
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Sep 24, 2011 @ 8:08 am
Hi there, I was 14yr when i had my first Op and had a cyst removed which lead to loosing an ovary. Now exactly 14 years later, being 28y i was in the most unbearing pain again and after being brave and couldn't handle it anymore i was again in for an emergency surgery 10/09/2011. Where i had an 25cm big cyst on my other ovary which was twisted 3 times around the fallopian tube.
It ended with me loosing my only ovary left as well. Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. It is very hard for me to take all this in, as i would've liked to have children. What do you do to cope and move on and be yourself again? How do you have a normal relationship with all these sypmtoms?..like losing sex drive, vaginal dryness, basically surgical menopause.
I know the longer you rest the better, but how long after surgery are you allowed to drive yourself... 3 weeks sufficient?
Donna
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Oct 3, 2011 @ 11:23 pm
Hi,
To give some reassurance to anyone who is having/recently had this op.Had mine 10 weeks ago and although when first done I had inevitable pain and discomfort i'm now a lot better.Make sure you take your painkillers at regular intervals even if you dont feel in pain.I didnt have any bowel movements for just over a week but you can get a gentle laxative for it.I felt nauseous for a few weeks after.Try not to stress and try relaxation techniques.Although painful you must try to gently mobilize.I had dissolvable stitches which took a while to go but was told to soak in a warm bath regularly by the wound clinic nurse and its all healed up nicely now.For the vaginal dryness I use replens which helps.Sounds cliched but you really do need to take one day at a time and dont try to overdo things.I had a few hot flushes but have had a partial menopause due to chemo 10 years ago.The loss of libido is a problem but I havent felt pressurised and things are getting back to normal.Hope this helps x
Shirl
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Nov 16, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
Hi,
I just had robotic total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo oophorectomy about a week ago, and i have been having horrible gas pain, i am ambulating fine, but having void or have a bowel movment is a nightmare, the pain is horrible in my rectal area, why is this? is this normal. how long will it last.?
claire
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Dec 8, 2011 @ 9:09 am
i had a total abdominal hysterectomy and opherectomy last week and recovering at home. since it was a bikini one, i cant wear any knickers and i have noticed that my vagina is dry and i am still taking hrt. will i ever be able to enjoy sex as before
Julie
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Dec 28, 2011 @ 12:00 am
Hello. I had a benign tumor 19.5 inches long removed from my abdomen in August, 2011. For the past 3 months, my breasts have enlarged ( I was an A) I have a five pound weight gain with no change in eating habits, profuse underarm sweating with an odor which I did not have and feeling warm/hot throughout the day. I am 58 5'6" and now 110 lbs. I thought I had gone through menopause. I have never had a weight problem. Will this weight gain continue as well as the enlarged breasts and sweating? I am not taking any medication Thank you Julie
Jacquelyn
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Jan 4, 2012 @ 8:08 am
Hi, I was told I have a single 1.3cm intramural uterine fibroid. The Dr. stated "Status post right salpingo-oophorectomy. The endometrial stripe measures 4.9 mm. What does this mean I have already had one overy removed.
shirley
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Jan 5, 2012 @ 4:04 am
im 38 years old i had 3 c-second.im a diebates and high blood pressure im getting ready to have a hysterectomy in 5 days what are my risk
kristine
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Jan 10, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
I had a left salpingo oopherectomy almost 7 years ago because of endometreosis. Recently I had more tests done as the pain has returned. The doctor found a small mass where my left ovary was supposed to be. She doesn't seemed concerned about this. However, I have been having issues with bowel movements and urinary issues. Could this still all be related to endometreosis or should I have a reason to be concerned?
Louise
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Jan 11, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
4 years ago I had a hysterectomy and right salpingo oophorectomy at the same time as having a C Section. My left ovary was removed 6 years previous to this. I have recently had some pain and following MRI, underwent laparoscopy to remove a 'nodule'. Histopathology has confirmed that this was a borderline tumour which was growing on ovarian tissue which was left at time of hysterectomy, salpingo oophorectomy and section 4 years ago. Can you please tell me if it would be a common risk for ovarian tissue to be left accidentially, if performing hysterectomy and unilateral salpingo oophorectomy at the same time as a C section? And would it be common to advise a patient to have hysterectomy and unilateral salpingo oophorectomy at same time as C Section
thanks
Opal
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Jan 29, 2012 @ 1:01 am
I am 32 years old, at 26 I had to have a hysterectomy due to endometreosis. Now, 6 years later I have to have an oophorectomy. My concern is that I will not be able to have hormone replacement therapy because of the estrogen it provides. What are the possibilities of me having a normal entrance into the surgical menopause? How much will my age affect this?
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Jan 29, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
At least I can get my question out there... I had a left salpingo oophorectomy done robotically done to remove a 21cm cyst with debris and separations and my question is this... I am 9 days post op and the first period I'm having has knoc because ofked me completely down. Crazy mood swings. What is going on with this right pain. My back hurts so badly. Is my endometriosis pain going to be like this forever now? I don't want to be dependent on painkillers once a month for a week forever. Please email me if you have experienced this and if it will get better or should I check back with my doc. No cancer cells. Although my doc did tell me that my remaining ovary has some characteristics of PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome) The fact that I have a six year old already seems like a wonderful miracle knowing what I know now...silver lining lol
Zizi
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Feb 1, 2012 @ 7:07 am
aFTER OPERATION, IT IS DIFFICULT TO SLEEP WITH THE SIDE WAYS, SO AFTER HOW LONG CAN I TRY TO SLEEP SIDE WAYS, AS FOR NOW I SLEEP WITH MY BACK ONLY. ?
Lori
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Feb 7, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
I am 48 years old. I had been experiencing extreme pain on the left side of my lower abdomen. After an ultrasound was performmed they found a golf ball size cyst. Not too large, but the pain was excrutiating. After waiting for an additional cycle to pass per my OB's guidance, The pain remained two months later. The pain increased so severely, that I was instructed by my doctor to go to Emergency after my office visit. I had a pelvic infection, was put on antibiotics for two weeks and have a follow-up appointment. I was then scheduled for surgery and had a cyst removed on my left ovary and along with partial removal of my left ovary. During surgery they found that my tubes had attached themselves to the interior wall which they think was a result of my tubal done in 2007.

Post surgery I feel great going on week three, no more pain. However now I'm experiencing major hot flashes, some depression and am very weepy. Will this ease up in time, or is this something I will have to deal with going forward? I have battled depression in the past and just got off anti-depressants a year ago. Not sure if this is back again to haunt me!

Any insight would be truly appreciated!
Mary
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Feb 8, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
I am 86 years old. Had Salpingo-oopherectomy two weeks ago today. Spent one night and two days in the hospital ( I live alone). Just came from the doctor. Everything is o.k. I feel fine. No further treatment. Piece of cake!!
sima
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Feb 11, 2012 @ 11:23 pm
my mother in law of age 48yrs under gone hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy 6 months back there were no problems in the beginning but since 3 months she is getting pain in pelvic region esp. on bending pain is increasing day by day USG and other tests were normal kindly suggest me what to do? and why this pain is there? thanks a lot.
Julie
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Feb 22, 2012 @ 10:10 am
I had a bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy 5 months ago as I suffered from severe PMS. I was told I would no longer have any periods, however I still have periods every 28 days and still get the PMS just as bad as before the op. My consultant said I shouldn't do and is a bit baffeled. He has now put me on the waiting list for a hysterectomy.
Can anyone advice why this would happen, why has taking both my ovaries out not stopped my symptons or my periods. I have searched the interenet but have been unable to find anything to help
Tina
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Mar 21, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
I had a preventative bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy a week and a half ago (using laparoscopy) and was able to leave the hospital one hour after the procedure. I was walking around a little bit the next day, working from home several days later and back in the office less than a week after the surgery. Now I'm ready to start exercising again. This is what my doctor told me would happen and I was kind of mortified reading all the comments here and elsewhere before the procedure, so just wanted to add my story in case other folks are having an oopherectomy under circumstances similar to mine and need a little reassurance.
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May 5, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
Julie. I had my surgery January of 2012, it was an open abdominal bilateral oophorectomy. I had been told my periods would stop as well but then i was put on prempro for the nightsweats and to make surgical menopause easier to deal with since i am only 22 years old. The dr had told me when i went back that the hormone replacement therapy you are taking will make your body have a period if you accidently skip a day and she said if you stop taking your pills for a whole week you will have a full blown period however i have still been having a period reguardless if i take them or not. It may be also a bit of ovary left behind in the procedure. Mine was very complicated because i had two cysts over 32cm (i kept coming in to the drs office and i told them i'm not pregnant but look like im carrying twins and in pain and they gave me motrin for a year and never did anything about it until i demanded scans because i was in so much pain i couldnt move) the cysts had adhered and attached to my intestines. However i feel alot better and have swelling in my stomach that was not there a few months after surgery.. but that's about it besides a period. If any of you have any questions about anything else, feel free to contact me cbemt@live.com
desiree domingo
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May 7, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
im 36 old now iwant to be pregnant i had a right salphingetomy beacause ectopic pregnancy,its done when i was 30 years old,my ob told me be careful it may be always my pregnancy will be etopic,but after surgery,months,years are past but it not been done what will happen to me i might be totally infertil,now i suffer a pain in my left lower abdominal pain and when i touch that portion i felt theres is a lot tiny hard cells around it what is that?do i have a chance to be pregnant?and how much will be the cost if i under my medication.
Brittany
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Jun 7, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
HE'S CALLED GOD OUR CREATOR AND SENT HIS SSON TO DIE ON THE CROSS SO WE CAN HAVE FORGIVENESS AND HEALING. HE DONT WANT US TO BE SICK CAUSE ITS NOT OF HIS WILL AND ITS NOT IN HEAVEN ITS THE DEVIL'S WORK. I HAD A HARD TIME GETTING PREGNANT DIDNT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON,I WAS SO SCARED I WAS LOOKING UP THINGS ON THE INTERNET TRYING TO SEE WHAT WAS WRONG CAUSE I BELIEVE IN DOCTORS BUT DONT THEY DONT HAVE THE LAST WORD GOD DO PLUS I HAVE A NATURAL DOCTOR AND TAKE HERBS INSTEAD OF MEDICINE.TILL I STARTED READING THE BIBLE AND PUTTING MY TRUST IN MY CREATOR(WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE) NOW I'M PREGNANT WITH TWINS AND COULDNT BE HAPPIER IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE HEALED THEN YOU ARE.JESUS/GOD ARE STILL THE SAME AND WILL NEVER CHANGE
s onslow
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Jun 17, 2012 @ 10:10 am
ladies dont stress.bilateral salpingo hysterectomy is major surgery.there is bound to be pain initially but this over a period of weeks gets better but you have to slow down,rest,rest,rest and try to do some walking, slowly, each day and build it up, if you overdo it your muscles will tell you,there will be discomfort and you can feel as if someone has sewn a lead weight in your tummy.your bowel and bladder have been disturbed big time and they are not going to like it, use lactulose oral solution and dont be afraid to take quite a lot to begin with its brilliant,this will solve the discomfort and pain and let you go to the loo without agony.Dont do house work,yes if you are house proud it will drive you mad but its not the end of the world you can catch up in the months to come, get some one to run a duster and swing the vacume cleaner round for now.prior to your op buy paper plates and cups, tins with pull rings,ready meals and keep things at waste height for a while in order not to bend too much or stretch up high to begin with,make you drinks in the microwave so you dont have to lift a heavy kettle.it all helps.You may feel as if dozens of bees are stinging you inside i was told this is the healing process and still goes on to a lesser degree for me 6 months later.stitches can take months to disolve.i had a lump on my left side for 4 months which was a knot.yes you will feel tired possibly months later depending on your age,its all normal.listen to your body and continue to rest for periods and pace yourself i know `you want to get on with life and back to normal but i am sure in the long run you will come out of it better if you make yourself priority for now,something we women find hard to do with families coming always first but you owe it to them too to make a good recovery. I had my op as i say 6 months ago and still dont feel back to normal,i am told it is early days and will take a year to wake up in a morning and not think ooh hysterectomy!and yes you may have to lie on your back to sleep for quite some weeks, try a bed pillow doen each side to roll into and one under your knees,this gives far more comfort. get you bloods checked with your gp it all helps to know things are going ok and puts your mind at rest. To the ladies who bleed make an appointment with your dr now to sort that out,dont leave it and just continue worrying,dont believe the stories about no interest in sex everyone is different and it doesnt follow, I thought that would happen to me but it hasnt and i think if your partner waits until you are truly ready you will love him more for it (and you can do other things meanwhile) I would say dont try anything for the first 6/8 weeks.dont put up with dryness,replins and ky jelly is available from all chemists and works. Hope this is of some help to you,
Polet
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Jun 23, 2012 @ 12:00 am
I had one ovary and tube removed. I read your article and did not get the answer that I was looking for. What happens with my monthly period? Will I still have them will there be a difference, for instance every other month? I have not been able to find this out.
sumaira
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Aug 5, 2012 @ 5:05 am
i had suggest removal of utteres because of tumer.but during suregery dr remove my right ovary because that attachet with utteres.is it ok?now 3 weeks gone i am on medication.plz tell me what risk in feuture i can get and what precaution in life i do.i am ateacher what should i do in life like walking ,exercise,what type of checkup i do yearly ?kindly guide me.i will be gratefull

sumaira
ioana
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Aug 11, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
Hi ladies,I've had my ovaries and tubes removes a month ago,laparoscopically. Piece a cake.I took it easy ,not heavy liftings and I went back to work after 2 weeks. I feel great,no problems.
naera
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Aug 24, 2012 @ 10:22 pm
I had one tube and one ovary removed. Will I have regular perios or bi-monthly?
Margaret
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Aug 25, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
I am 62 years of age and had a salpingo oophorectomy 9 days ago. The op was said to be successful and there were no complications. It was tough for the first 7 days - my abdomen was very swollen and hard. After 7 days when the stitches were removed and antibiotics taken for an infection in one of the wounds, I am feeling good, but my weight is ballooning. I have again experienced severe chest pains which usually affect the back of the throat as well. As these don't remain I'm not unduly concerned (no breathlessness either). Prior to surgery I was considered to be post menopausal. Due to a septum in a right 6cm ovarian cyst I was advised to have both ovaries removed to avoid ovarian cancer at a later date. I have felt depressed for a while, but different, insofar as to say I am fairly accepting of the fact that I am now entirely infertile and can't fall pregnant, but with a slow build up to the end of ovary life over the last few years, the break hasn't been too bad and the flushes are perhaps no worse than they were previously and continue to be mild. I am very pleased with the operation, but obviously concerned about any increased risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. For me keeping fit also means keeping the weight in check as well. At the moment its hard to exerc0ise vigorously enough to get rid of the excess weight. Overall, a million thanks to my surgeon!!0
Julie
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Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
I had salpingo oopherectomy in June. Starting in July I noticed left hip pain. It continues to get worse. Some days it goes down into the thigh throbbing. Other days it wraps around the side of my hip. Could this be related to my surgery? I feel internal "pins and needles" now more then before. Had a therapuetic massage hoping it would help. I don't know where to go from here. I am living on Tylenol. I have no problem sucking it up and getting through if I know it is only temporary.
giddy
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Oct 1, 2012 @ 10:10 am
I had a elective bilateral laparoscopic salping-oophorectomy on may 21st 2011 it went wrong the surgeon cut through my left ureter they closed me up unaware of this,I was sent home the next day. I was in extreme pain and my abdomen was really distended.I was in so much pain and discomfort I had to see the doctor as an emergency he examined me and sent me straight to a&e where they addmitted me.My crp was 500 and my abdomen was full of pus and urine they put in a stent and said I was lucky to be alive I should of been in renal failer.I have been in constant discomfort and have alot of abdomal swelling since.I have had a ct scan but they showed nothing .so why all the pain iam at my wits end my life is not worth living at present please help me
LIDDY
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Oct 7, 2012 @ 2:02 am
I HAD AN ELECTIVE SINGLE LAPAROSCOPIC SALPING-OOPHORECTOMY ON MARCH 13 2012. CARRIED OUT PRIVATELY BY EMEKA OKARO, WHO IS A CONSULTANT SURGEON AT BARTS HOSPITAL. NOW HAVE NO OVARIES AS ONE REMOVED IN 2008. NOT TOLD BY EMEKA OKARO OF ANY SIDE EFFECTS. SUBSEQUENTLY TOLD BY CARING GY;NAECOLOGIST THAT THE OPERATION WAS UNNECESSARY. SINCE THEN I HAVE LOST 50 PER CENT OF MY HAIR. I HAVE TERRIBLE PAIN AND INTERMITTENT BLEEDING EVER SINCE. SOMETIMES IT GOES FOR A WEEK OR SO BUT ALWAYS COMES BACK. MRI, CT AND ULTRASOUND REVEALED NOTHING. NOW GOING TO MENOPAUSE CLINIC TO ADJUST HORMONE REPLACEMENT PILLS.
Linnett
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Oct 12, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
I am 60 years old; had a bilateral salpingo oophorectomty in 2008 because I was peri-menapausal and had excessive bleeding during my periods. Biopsied results showed that I had precancerous tissue. I chose to have everything removed and have felt great. Now after those many years I am experiencing spotting and need some advice.

Thanks~
jay
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Oct 12, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
can i get pregnancy after a exploratory laparotomy with total abdominal hysterectomy bso?
angie
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Oct 15, 2012 @ 9:09 am
I had removal of both ovaries and tubes through keyhole surgery 2 weeks ago. No aftercare advice was given of what to do with stitches afterwards, they are still there and sore and a couple of them have turned white. Also I am still experiencing blood loss - how long will this continue for?
Thanks
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Oct 17, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
hi i had a topic pregnancy last week n had to have my right tube removed i am now having pain on my left side what could this be its not server but like a dead pain ?
Aileen Pawlowski
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Feb 15, 2013 @ 6:18 pm
I had a salpingo oopherectomy in November 2012. I still feel pressure down in my uterine/ vaginal area. Can you tell me if I should go tell my doctor about this?
angela d
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Mar 1, 2013 @ 7:19 pm
I am scheduled for an open laproscopic bilateral oopohectomy. I am 39 years old. I am reading some of these comments and am finding myself more and more terrified of the out come.
I am beginning tio think that maybe I need to talk to the doctor again.
I am most concerned about the sex drive, possible vaginal pain,possible weight gain and remaining abdominal pain.
The last thing I need is to do is get fat, stop being intimate with my husband, continue to have pain and vaginal pain?
Any advice is welcomed.
Sheri-Lynn
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Mar 22, 2013 @ 9:21 pm
I had my uterus and cervix removed laproscopically in 2010 with no issues what so ever. Now I've had a bilteral salpingo-oophorectomy on Mar 18th (5 days ago) and my incisions look and feel fine but I am having serious bowel issues. I get my hormone replacement by bi-est in emu oil cream instead of pills. Calcium suppliments and diet are important to prevent ostioperosis and heart concerns for any woman post menopause naturally or sugically. A positive attitude goes a long way in recovery as well as general life. Every woman's situation is different so just make the best of your own ladies!
Jocelyne B
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May 17, 2013 @ 5:05 am
I had my surgeries nine weeks ago. I had both fallopian tubes and ovaries removed because I am a breast cancer survivor and I just found out that I carry the BRCA1 gene. I still feel discomfort around the naval area and a scanty smell in my urine and I am still spotting once in a while. Should I be concerned? Should I call my surgeon? My surgeon gave me an 8 week recovery. I am also concerned about intimacy because I am not sure what will happen with the sperm and if I am more vulnerable for infections? Thank you very much for your time.
Rose Joseph
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Jun 12, 2013 @ 1:01 am
I had a multiple surgery of right fallopian tube removal and appendicities by keyhole method, about 8 months back. I had suden severe right abdominal pain and the doc said it was due to appendicities and the twist in the fallopian tube. I had both removed. But after the surgery i have left lower abdominal pain, not very severe but constant and at the same area. Some times i feel nauseating too. I have a history of suffering often from urinary tract infection. Is this pain connected with the surgery. Is is something serious. Please help.
Debi
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Jun 21, 2013 @ 11:23 pm
I had a bilateral salpingo oophorectomy 2 weeks ago and I have a very sharp pain on my right side. Is this normal?
heydi
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Jul 26, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
I AM 24 years old in the past 2 years i have had so many surgeries for endmotriosis was stage 4 i have 4 exploritory and laproscopic procedures a hysterectomy last yr and this yeas both ovaries removed which was 2 weeks ago. Im still in so much pain may i add it was open 20 staples, 10. Inches. & he recently took me off the norco and im still in pain he put me on toradol.. Which does not HELP... What do i do Someone help me!! Please im fixing to lose it.
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Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:08 am
I had a bilateral salpingo oophorectomy in April 2013 in response to high CA125 and chronic back pain. The surgeon found severe endometriosis and a terrible mess. After the op I understood I would face surgical menopause. I've had a few hot flashes but nothing much to speak of. Mid-may 2013 I had a v. heavy period and a normal menstruation 8 weeks later. It looks like I may be starting another menstruation. What could be the cause and am I still fertile? I have a UID fitted and was planning to get it removed but would that be wise?

I would appreciate your help.
Rose
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Oct 19, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
Hi I had an oopherectomy salpingo when I was 34 years old..now I'm 41 I never take any HRT for hormones..Is it okay if I start to take now..thanks
janet
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Nov 7, 2013 @ 6:18 pm
Is it normal to have both ovaries and tubes removed and start bleeding 6 months after the surgery?
Laura Nicholson
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Jan 6, 2014 @ 6:06 am
I had a Laporoscopy to remove my right Fallopian tube 3 weeks ago I now have pain in my right groin and hip, is this normal and how long should I expect the pain to last.
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Jan 12, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
Question but lengthy-
I had a hysterectomy and oophorectomy 4.5 weeks ago due to chronic right groin pain and persistent period for over one year. I received two sets of Lupron shots which relieved the groin pain and bleeding after the second shot and then followed up with the surgery. Since that time I initiate hand penetrated organism without issue and the last night full penetration. Now I am experiencing the bleeding and intensive (pass out sweating) right groin pain again! Medical reports from post op indicate small amounts of endometriosis. Prior to surgery I had a dilated right ureter which was thought to be due to a congenital defect rectified by a bilateral urethral reimplantation at the age of 18mo. However, persistent ongoing follow up never indicated a problem with this. I have a history of sexual abuse and Additionally during my twenties I had a tear I'm my adductor longus. I really just want the groin pain to STOP! Any info is appreciated!
Ally
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Feb 23, 2014 @ 7:07 am
Hi, Im 36, last year 2013 I had my right ovary and tube removed due to a 6cm cyst that twisted which turned out to be cancerous and I had to have my left ovary and tube removed in July of the same year, and then in December of the same year I started to get my period again, also in January 2014 which I was told could not happen, I was in the hospital to get a d&c last Friday (Feb) and they told me they could not do the procedure due to my urine and blood test coming back saying I was pregnant. how can this happen or what has gone wrong??? I know im not pregnant as it would be a miracle.. can someone PLEASE tell me whats going on as my doc wont say until she see's all my notes,
ISA
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May 6, 2014 @ 11:23 pm
Had a unilateral oophorectomy one year ago. Never felt the same. Sex drive is over for me. Doctor is a criminal, I never allowed this to be done. I am super upset with what was done. I have suicidal thought. My life happiness come from my sexuality. I have no family, kids...but had a wonderful sexual life with my husband. I was 35. She killed me from the inside. I dont have the same period, i dont have the same level of hormones. She said that would do one thing and did another.
Jeannine
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Jul 14, 2014 @ 10:10 am
Just had my left ovary and tubes removed three days ago. I m having intense periods and blood clots the day after the surgery. Is this normal. Also am I still going to have my periods monthly.
Katherine
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Sep 16, 2014 @ 7:19 pm
Hi I had a Laparotomy, left salpingoophorectomy and right salpingectomy on 18.08.2014. I went to the doctors in so much pain before my surgery took place and was told I had a urine infection and was sent home with antibiotics, was back at the doctors 2 days later in so much pain, could hardly walk, couldn't sleep or get comfortable due to the pain, was so bad and was finally sent to hospital had CT Scan and it was all go from there I had a tumour, mass, cyst which was inflamed and infected, which explains why I was in so much pain the cyst, mass was 16cm long by 6cm high and 6cm wide, this was so dense it was entangled around my bowel, ovaries and tubes. The gynaecologist did the first part of the operation then they had to get in specialist bowel surgeons to remove the adhesions from around my bowel which I was told I am very lucky to still have, I had a good surgeon who was able to save my bowel. I am at week 4 since my surgery and recovering well, getting lots of cramping which is very uncomfortable, no bleeding or periods as yet, but still to come any day now. Just waiting for my follow up app with Gynaecologist in a couple of weeks then hopefully I will be ready to return to work and normality one again.
Barbara Harris
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Nov 1, 2014 @ 7:07 am
had a surgery on oct 17,2014 my both ovaries and tubes removed. on oct 31,2014 started having painful bleeding. is it possible to still have my period. am 41yrs old?
Anne
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Nov 14, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
As with question 2 I have had both ovaries and tubes removed 5 months ago. Now suffering from abdominal pain and bleeding. I have not had a period for 3 years and now it seems I am? Please advise if this is normal. I am on HRT Estrofem and Primulut and have been for 2 months now. Thank you

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