Oophorectomy / Ovariectomy

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Things to know about Ovaries are part of a woman’s reproductive system that stores and releases eggs for fertilization. In cases where women come to encounter different symptoms, ovaries may be removed in the surgical procedure known as . This can be done as remedy or to reduce the possibility of developing future diseases such as ovarian cancer. LEARN MORE

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Things to know about Oophorectomy / Ovariectomy

Ovaries are part of a woman’s reproductive system that stores and releases eggs for fertilization. In cases where women come to encounter different symptoms, ovaries may be removed in the surgical procedure known as Oophorectomy / Ovariectomy. This can be done as remedy or to reduce the possibility of developing future diseases such as ovarian cancer.

 

Why undergo Oophorectomy / Ovariectomy?

Oophorectomy or Ovariectomy serves the following purposes:

-      Removal of cancerous ovaries

-      Removal of large ovarian cyst

-      Excision of an abscess

-      Treatment of endometriosis

-      Removal of estrogen sources that stimulates some cancer cells

 

Risks and Complications of Oophorectomy or Ovariectomy

Although oophorectomy is considered as a safe operation, it still carries some risks. This includes:

-      unanticipated reactions to anesthesia

-      bleeding to internal structures

-      blood clots

-      accidental damage to other organs

-      post surgery infections

-      changes in sex drive and hot flashes

-      increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis

-      increased risk of psychological difficulties after the operation

-      complications may spread to other body part including the abdomen

-      vaginal dryness, irritability and mood swings

-      change in self image and decreased in libido

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