Surgical Removal Of Ovary / Oophorectomy

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Beyond Ovaries Removal

The outcome of an oophorectomy depends on the indication for surgery, the medical condition of the patient and the operating surgeon.


Oophorectomy is indicated for ovarian disease conditions and other systemic diseases like breast cancer. Removing the ovaries will not eliminate the cancer if it has already spread to other organs. Patients with ovarian cancer, therefore, routinely receive other forms of treatment like chemotherapy and/or radiation in addition to Oophorectomy.

Oophorectomy when performed for early ovarian cancers improves the prognosis and survival rates.

Endometriosis can be successfully treated with an Oophorectomy, although it often requires identification and treatment of other endometrial areas outside of the ovaries at the time of surgery. If both of the ovaries are removed, the women will no longer menstruate and will no longer be able to become pregnant. If one ovary or even just a portion of an ovary remains, she may still menstruate and may be able to become pregnant.

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maligi 

I had my left ovary,fallopian tube and the cyst removed a week ago. I had a lot of adhesions that is why my left ovary and tube had to be removed. Now am having stabbing pain on my right lower abdomen and some discharges. Discharges were brown and think on the second day post op, red and clotty on the 5th day, today the discharge is black. Can i have some advice please?

Sabrina2U 

I had surgery two days ago, as I had a cyst on my right ovary. My doctor remove the ovary and tube as it was full of Endrometrioma, I feel ok today, except my stomach is really swollen and quite red will the swelling go down? How long after can I start to exercise? I feel like my body looks so ugly. Other then that Iam just tired and a bit weak. Will I get normal periods as they were normal before.

MissP32 

In April this year I had my left ovary and fallopian tube removed due to a tumour the size of a grapefruit. Eight months on and I am getting stabbing pains and shooting pains, deep inside where my scare is. Its making me feel sick and I'm having hot flushes at the same time. Has anyone else experienced this also? If so is this normal or should I contact my consultant about it?

peggy1 

had left overy and cyst removed Aug 2011, all seem to be okay had some dicharge ,checked no infection now got bad pain comes and goes in left side bad back pain started bleeding with some clots is all okay. instions sites slightly lumpy stomach appears swollen/bloated

Velinda79 

I had a right unilateral oopherectomy 2 years ago because I had a cyst. Since my surgery I have experienced weight gain, irritability, water retention and extremely hot palms and soles of feet. I have tried an estrogen spray, estrogen injection,birth control pills and natural estrogen pills....all without success! I have recently started applying a natural progesterone cream that seems to help a little. I am also taking lasix as needed for the water retention, which seems to be getting worse. Any suggestions?

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