Hysterectomy uterus ovaries

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Avatar m tn If you have uterine prolapse, then a pessary can be prescribed / fashioned to suspend your uterus, no surgery needed. Hysterectomy is grossly overused. Only 2% are done for a cancer diagnosis. Ovary removal is also grossly overused with less than 2% done for a cancer diagnosis. Our female organs have LIFELONG functions - anatomical, skeletal, hormonal, sexual. I had my organs needlessly removed 8 years ago at age 49.
Avatar f tn I am going to have a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (uterus and ovaries) in about 2 weeks. 1) How long will I spend in the hospital? 2) What are the tricky tasks around the house that I might do out of habit, but really shouldn't? I'm guessing laundry and loading/unloading dishwasher...what else? 3) How soon after surgery do women start on hormone replacement? Thank you!
Avatar n tn I think so, since they have you take weeks of hormone shots and that is largely what the ovaries are there for besides the production of the egg. Check with your local IVF clinic. But if you have a functional uterus, with no damage, probably so.
Avatar n tn Hi There if your have any family history of uterine cancer or a personal history of abnormal pap smears, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis, or pelvic infection then removing the uterus makes sense otherwise, usually just removing the ovaries and fallopian tubes is fine best wishes
Avatar n tn Depends on the reason for a hysterectomy. The ovaries are usually left because it delays menopause but if cancer is involved then ovaries will also be removed.
Avatar f tn If it was only one ovary then yes, you will still have a monthly cycle. If you have either your uterus and or both ovaries removed then you would not be having a monthly cycle.
Avatar m tn my wife had a total hysterectomy ovaries removed uterus removed faloppian tubes removed biopsy of omentum ovaries and every thing was normal no tumors dr said the cancer had spread becoused of the acities was all over the place whats up no tumors where is the cancer he hasnt got the results from the omentum yet how can he say thats the cancer spread everywhere why the ovaries and everything was normal does any body have answers need help
Avatar n tn I don't know if your tubes can stand alone if both the uterus and the ovaries are gone. If the ovaries are still there, the tubes should probably be as good as the ovaries are -- if the ovaries start giving you trouble, they might need to be removed, but this doesn't always happen when ovaries are left behind in a hysterectomy. If they left the tubes and ovaries in, presumably they tied the tubes off so there is no risk of an ectopic pregnancy?
Avatar m tn So you don't want to lose your uterus unnecessarily. The ovaries produce hormones our whole lives for optimal health. You want to keep them if at all possible. With the gross overuse of these surgeries, you need to question any recommendations to remove them. If cancer is truly a concern, you should be seeing a gynecologic oncologist if you aren't already. But be aware that many of them also remove organs unnecessarily.
Avatar n tn Nothing is left, that is why it's a full hysterectomy. They remove the womb,ovaries cervix and fallopian tubes. There is no chance of getting pregnant after a hysterectomy as there are no ovaries to produce eggs and no womb for a baby to grow in.
Avatar n tn thought I should have a hysterectomy for long painful periods and paid during intercourse. They are only going to remove uterus, leaving ovaries and cervix. My husband already has a vasectomy, so we aren't planning on having anymore children. I am 31 years old and it is up to me if I want to have this done.
Avatar f tn A total hysterectomy removes the entire uterus. It is the ovaries that are most critical for sexual function because they control hormones. If they were going to remove the tubes and ovaries it would be total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Many conditions can be treated with less invasive procedures than hysterectomy these days. A second opinion may be in order.
Avatar n tn I have a fibroid about the size of a grapefruit on my uterus and at least 2 smaller ones. My doctor was going to try the procedure wherein they go in and cut off the blood supply to the fibroid when she thought it was just one. Now that she has learned through an ultrasound that there are multiple fibroids, she said that procedure is not an option as it would basically cut off the blood supply to the uterus if they did that for each fibroid.
Avatar f tn i have no uterus left but have my ovaries and one tube left .
Avatar n tn help, 20 yrs endometriosis, severe adhesions, hysterectomy booked, 2 questions, dr says hrt, scared endo will continue to grow? Pelvic ligaments diseased, uterus and vagina adhered posterier in pouch of Douglas, no sex 8 yrs due to pain, supporting structures diseased, 40 yrs old and scared I will never be able to have sex. Can any one help?
1942741 tn?1323974516 I had a Hysterectomy in 2002 and the Dr forgot to remove my orvies and he went back in yr 2003 to remove the orvies and here it is yr 2011 and I was having so much pain and come to find out I still have my Orvies , can I stll get parent ?
Avatar f tn about 5 years ago i had a hysterectomy but still have my ovaries. I've been having some really bad cramping the last couple of day. Is this normal? I've had very little cramping since the surgery. and not every month.
3775205 tn?1348106282 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?
2004742 tn?1327660082 I want baby with my husband and 11 years ago I had my ovaries and cervix removed. Can I still have a baby?
Avatar f tn From what I understand is endo is a hormonal thing, so a hysterectomy could help but I guess the only guarantee that you won't have a reoccurance would be if they removed the ovaries as well. My doctor did say that just a hysterectomy does cure it for a lot of women though. Honestly, if I could do it right now I would. I hope the info helps some for you, good luck hun!
Avatar f tn Removing ovaries is not a hysterectomy...it's an oophortectomy. Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus. I'm not sure exactly what your doctor is recommending, what tests were performed, or what the surgery recommendation is based upon. Ovaries can be removed laparoscopically by small incisions or by open incision (laparotomy).
Avatar n tn i have a cyst on both ovaries and one is about 2cm and has contrast and lesions. also my uterus is trying to grow through the uterus wall. My lower back hurts all the time and my side hurts and now my leg hurts really bad. The Doctor said he doesnt think it is cancer but i am scared because i have all the symptoms. I also had breast cancer two years ago. just want to know if anyone has these symptoms and if it turned out to be nothing or cancer.
1043568 tn?1253453788 You do realize that in order to block the production of Estrogen you would have to also have your ovaries removed and not just the uterus. One of the side effects of Tamoxifen is vaginal bleeding so I don't find your situation all that rare. Regards .....
Avatar m tn If this is your desire, you will want to revise the surgical consent form accordingly and make sure your surgeon signs off on your revisions. Make copies for yourself. The uterus and ovaries are SO important for lifelong health and well-being. The uterus and its ligaments preserve our pelvic and spinal integrity. And the ovaries produce hormones into our 80's if we are intact.
Avatar m tn I have Adenomyosis, its when the lining of the uterus grows into the muscle of the uterus, the doctor decribes it as like a uturus inside a uterus, or a hot piece of coal irritaing my uterus! I bleed heavily and am in constant pain! I have to have abdominal surgery as my uterus is to enlarged to take it away by any other means.
Avatar f tn They take everything out (uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes) for a complete hysterectomy making it impossible for you to have children. Your doctor can give you medication for nausea (metoclopramide works wonders) and may do a D&C. Best of luck!
Avatar f tn As for the pain between the legs, you could ask for a referral to pelvic floor physical therapy which may help with time. If you ovaries and uterus have both been removed the WHI study (estrogen only arm) shows an increase risk of stroke for those on HRT and no significant increase risk of heart attack. Having a hysterectomy for chronic pelvic pain does not always cure your pelvic pain. This is well documented in the literature.
Avatar f tn As far as the belly, that happens after hysterectomy because they sever the ligaments that hold the uterus in place. Those are the support structures for the entire pelvis. So the pelvis "collapses" - the hips widen, the spine compresses, and the rib cage falls resulting in a thick midsection and poochy lower abdomen. I also had a very flat belly...was bikini worthy at the age of 49 until the hysterectomy belly gradually set in and seems to keep growing.