Hysterectomy leaving one ovary

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We're all different, so it's hard to say how long it will be before the one ovary acts as 2. I had one ovary removed 11/06 and it took a good while. After 6 months I was tested and was low in progesterone so I did a mild HRT. I was just retested and my progesterone has leveled out a bit so the Dr cut my rx in 1/2. After my surgery I had hot flashes and everything but that stopped after a week or two. Hope all was well with your surgery outcome. Take care.
I was born with a germ cell tumor in my uterus & had a partial hysterectomy when I was 1, leaving me with both my ovaries. When I was in 3rd grade my right ovary failed & they thought it was an appendicitis. So they removed that. & now I only have my left ovary. I'm 18, in college, & it scares me so much that I might lose the other one. Then I won't even feel like a girl at all! I was wondering if there's anything I can do to prevent it? Or is there anything I need to know?
Ladies, Something very strange -- since my surgery will obviously also involve a hysterectomy, I went to the hyst. site to see if there were any guidelines/advice/information about life and love afterwards. One topic in which I was particularly interested was the possibility of HRT so as to conserve libido. All the posts relative to HRT after hysterectomy seem to have been removed?! Is it my computer that isn't working right?
Today I went to a gyno oncologist after having two large cysts and an elevated ca125. She recommends doing a hysterectomy although the right ovary is possibly fine, but is buried in my uterus. She thinks I only have endometriosis which is good news but she is leaving the decision up to me as to whether or not to try to save the right ovary or for the complete hysterectomy.
I have my kids and my dr. is leaving my teeny tiny bit of ovary since it seems to be working just fine - lol.
I get my periods monthly etc. However, I'm about to undergo a full hysterectomy next month. Two years ago I had a 'cyst' on one ovary that was determined to be an endometrioma on u/s and thankfully that is what it was. It was stuck to the ovary etc so they took the whole thing which was fine by me. Looks like I have another on the remaining ovary now hence plan for the full operation.
I am (or maybe was, pending results) facing having the other ovary removed and my biggest fear was going through medical menopause, and all the things that can accompany a hysterectomy. There's two sides with leaving an ovary (at our age). The good...going through menopause naturally. The bad...having to face another surgery should another cyst appear on the remaining ovary. Have you started going through menopause? You know...
Hello, I just had a hysterectomy last week. I had my uterus and one ovary removed. My doctor said I would retain my hormone levels due to still having one ovary. But in the past day or so I am feeling some stress/anxiousness/mood swings. Does it possibly take some time for the hormone levels to balance out due to the removal of one ovary?
Lack of hormones is nothing compared to leaving organs and risking sooner recurrence. My gyn/onc was going to leave my other ovary and uterus if the frozen section came back benign. You will want to discuss this with your dr. since you have concerns. As far as the fear and anxiety...just pray. That is what worked the most for me. Realize this is out of your control and you will be able to handle the outcome no matter what!
Why are they leaving the other ovary if this one may be precancerous? When I was 40, (25 yrs go), my GYN left the one ovary which did not have cysts, and now I'm dealing with OVCA. He didn't want to put me into premature menopause. Please have a serious discussion with your doctor and if you're not satisfied, get another opinion. Please come back and let us know what he says, there's not emergency and you have time to check this out.....
Hi there, I am a fit 40 yr old woman I had a Total abdominal hysterectomy (leaving the ovaries) June 2009. I had the hyster to remove a large 10cm fibroid in my uterus. I had a major bleed after surgery & had 5 bags of blood. I then had a large haematoma which ruptured and bled through my removed cervix, which put me back in the hospital for a few days. Since the hyster I have had a 'pressure pain' around my bladder- when i go to the toilet- and sometimes just throughout the day.
This is scaring me... I am scheduled for a hysterectomy the end of the month. Honestly because well, I am divorced, planning to remarry and am afraid of pregnancy. I have to take some medications that could effect a baby and I have kids close to 30 plus. MY cycles ahve also been heaving and coming almost every 2 weeks in the last couple months. Theya re telling me they won't take the ovaries just the uterus.
I am a fit 40 yr old woman I had a Total abdominal hysterectomy (leaving the ovaries) June 2009. I had the hyster to remove a large 10cm fibroid in my uterus. I had a major bleed after surgery & had 5 bags of blood. I then had a large haematoma which ruptured and bled through my removed cervix, which put me back in the hospital for a few days. Since the hyster I have had a 'pressure pain' around my bladder- when i go to the toilet- and sometimes just throughout the day.
I am a 47 year old woman. I had a hysterectomy, but opted to leave one ovary so I wouldn't immediately go into menopause at that time. My FSH level last year was 4.3 and now it is 67.2. I have been experiencing symptoms, hair loss, appetite increase, some night sweats....It's hard to find information about hysterectomy and menopause when you have one ovary left. My LH level is 23.8. Not sure if that information is needed or not. Is my FSH level indicative of menopause?
I had a hysterectomy done in 2004 because of Endometriosis and they left one ovary in and I was wanting to know, Is it possible that the endometriosis could come back into my one ovary? I still have severe stomach and plevis pain at times with some Sharp shooting pains in the Pelvic area....Anyone have any info that might help me? Please.......
If ovary continues to be a problem you should ask Dr his opinion of removing just the one ovary..the remaining will do double work,,thus not effecting hormones. having a hysterectomy will thrust you into a medically induced instant menopause if both ovaries are removed. any comments or questions we would love to help..Remar and I are here for you. btw ms frebresse is very near your post.
Are you leaving one ovary or none? If you don't have any ovaries, then I would take the uterus too. If you are keeping an ovary, you may want to leave the uterus. I had to have a total hysterectomy and oopherectomy due to ovarian cancer three years ago. I was 37 at the time. Dealing with the total lack of hormones has been terrible for me. I already have osteoporosis and I am 40.
umm as far as my ovaries i think he is leaving them i know i have multi cysts on my right ovary so if he think its not good he will take that one and leave my left one in . ive also told him ide rather leave one ovary in because im only 31 and i rather not go through menapause at that age . and if theres something wrong with that other ovary ill deal with ti later and get through this fine ! and thank you for responding to my post !
Hello Im new here, was just told last week that I have cysts on both my ovaries. Left one is causing lots of pain, has 4-5 on it. But the right one has at least 6 cysts, with less pain. I was tested for infection, thyroid and for ovarian cancer, all of those tests came back great. My options are 1. take left ovary and do nothing else 2. take left, do ablation. 3. take left, take uterus, leave rt ovary so i don't go through menopause. 4.
This may be long so bear with me lol when I was 28 I had a partial hysterectomy, leaving my ovaries because of my age. Five years later took my left ovary and four years later my right ovary. I have had some hot flashes but I have tolerated them. Some pain and dryness with sex but have dealt with that but now I am having blinding migraines. Is this related to the loss of hormones? I was on a patch shortly after my surgery but could not afford it so I had to stop.
I would think the best decision is whatever will cure you and give you the best quality of life and outcome with one procedure without having to deal with another one in the future. Leaving one ovary or not is the real question. On the one hand, it prevents surgical menopause to keep at least one ovary. On the other hand, that remaining ovary already got one cyst and could potentially get another one in the future. This decision is only easy for post-menopausal women.
I would consult your doctor. Ask him for an exam and an ultrasound. I had a hysterectomy about 8 yrs ago leaving one ovary and now I just found out I have a 10 cm cyst. I'm not trying to scare you, as it could be so many things. I'm just letting you know that it could be so many things I really think you need to talk to your gyno.
Has anyone presently diagnosed with ovarian cancer started their symptoms with a heavy vaginal discharge (after not having one for years following a hysterectomy) Sometimes tinged with blood?
I am unaware of the reason for your hysterectomy, but if you need to have it make sure that the doctor takes your cervix. I had a partial with my doctor leaving one ovary(the other had to come out) and he also left my cervix. Since my surgery(in Nov) I am still having a period every month. From all the info left by ladies on this forum I am under the impression that leaving my cervix with some of the uterus tissue on top of it is the reason why.
On July 22, 2010, I had a LAVH leaving my right ovary. Since my surgery, I am having vaginal pain that begins as an aching pain but becomes more painful till the end of the day. The pain increases with long periods of standing or sitting. Almost becomes unbearable. I have been back to my surgeons office several times now without any success to figuring out what the problem is.
We were done having kids so it was not too hard on me emotionally. Talk to your Dr. about leaving one ovary.... maybe that is possible with your condition.
For me that's crazy to go on suffering and not being able to much of anything so I opted for a complete hysterectomy. I was planning on keeping one ovary but where's the sense in that if I have to go back in a few months to have it surgically removed as well? I wish you all the best. I understand all of your feelings. ;) Let me know how things go for you...
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