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what to expect after ovary removal?

By October 3, 2014 - 4:53am
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I just had a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and a tubal ligation on the remaining fallopian tube. The surgery was done by laparoscopy. The reasoning for the removal of my left ovary was a 10cm dermoid cyst. I already had a period this month, but 3 days after surgery I started bleeding again. My doctor told me it was probably my period. I have now been bleeding heavily for 5 days and it doesn't seem to be lightening up. I have always had regular periods that have one heavy flow day and taper off over 4-5 days. Is this from the hormone changes? what else can I expect from the hormones changing and now having one ovary?

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Hello akaMommy21,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us with your questions.

Please contact your gynecologist and report the heavy bleeding. This pattern is not normal for you and must be evaluated.

Some research indicates that women with one remaining ovary may experience the symptoms of menopause earlier than women with two ovaries. Your physician should have explained this to you and discussed what you could expect before the surgery was performed.

Ask your doctor these questions when you call to report the heavy vaginal bleeding.


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