Surgical Removal Of Ovary / Oophorectomy

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Oophorectomy-Pre-operative Preparations

Before surgery, the doctor may 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.


It is recommended that the patient take nothing by mouth (food, water, etc.) for at least 6 hours before the scheduled operation or after midnight, if the operation is planned for the morning.

 Painkillers and antibiotics may be prescribed before the procedure.

 A sedative maybe useful to relieve the anxiety of surgery.

 The pubic and genital area may be shaved and prepared for the surgery.

 Before surgery or during the previous night a bath maybe advisable. While bathing thorough cleaning of the abdominal and genital area with soap and water a few times can help in lowering the bacterial count and lessen the chances of any infection from surgery.

 An enema maybe administered to the patient prior to performing the surgery. Sometimes a laxative maybe given to clear the bowels prior to the surgery.

On the evening before the operation a light easily digestible meal is advised.

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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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