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Unread 08-29-2015, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ScootGrl View Post
I can't add much to what everyone else has already said here, but I'll throw in my 2 cents as well.


I kept my ovaries and my cervix. My main consideration for both was whether they posed a statistical risk of cancer. Because I have no family history of ovarian or cervical cancer, I decided to keep both my ovaries and cervix. I also read that having the ovaries removed can contribute to heart disease, something that does run in my family, and osteoporosis - I'm already plenty short, thanks, so I didn't want that.

As for the type of surgery, it does depend on the size. I don't recall my measurements, but I had three large fibroids inside of my uterus. The whole thing weighed 2.5 lbs after removal. Because of the size, I had to have a full incision. It's not really that bad, and so far, comparing my own recovery to the sisters who had surgery in the same week, I'd say I'm holding up just fine as compared to those who had laparoscopic surgery. I did get a second opinion, and that helped to put my mind at ease as to whether I was doing the right thing. It sounds like you have some time before you have to commit, so I'd recommend getting a second opinion as well.
Thank you. Did you have your fallopian tubes removed? TIA x
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Unread 08-29-2015, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Lisey C View Post
Thank you. Did you have your fallopian tubes removed? TIA x
I did have my tubes removed. They serve no purpose at this point, and as another poster mentioned above, there's a growing belief that ovarian cancer might actually originate in the tubes.

I also should mention that I gave my doctor permission to take my ovaries and/or cervix if she saw any problems once she was in there. She said they looked fine and honored my desire to leave them intact.

Good luck!
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Unread 08-30-2015, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by ScootGrl View Post
I did have my tubes removed. They serve no purpose at this point, and as another poster mentioned above, there's a growing belief that ovarian cancer might actually originate in the tubes.

I also should mention that I gave my doctor permission to take my ovaries and/or cervix if she saw any problems once she was in there. She said they looked fine and honored my desire to leave them intact.

Good luck!
Thank you x
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