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View Poll Results: If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?
Yes, I kept my ovaries. 1,905 46.67%
Yes, I kept ONE ovary. 475 11.64%
Yes, I kept one/both ovaries but they were removed during a later surgery. 64 1.57%
No, both ovaries were removed during my hysterectomy. 1,638 40.13%
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If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries? If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?

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Unread 01-05-2009, 10:51 PM
If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?

I was able to keep both ovaries. My problems were all in the uterus with fibroids. The problems were affecting my periods with severe pain and bowel problems. I had my surgery on October 28th and am feeling 95 percent recovered. I am not having pain and I am feeling great. It is incredible to not have periods and the pain that accompanied them! I waited for three years after I was told by several doctors that I needed a hysterectomy and now I wish I hadn't waited. Luckily I could keep my ovaries and do not need HRT.
  #22  
Unread 01-05-2009, 11:32 PM
If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?

I had one ovary and tube removed in 1983 & the other tube in 1984 due to cysts and ectopics. My hysterectomy was to remove anything that was left, including the remaining ovary, because of pre cancerous cells in the uterus. I was almost 50 and very glad to be rid of all of it. It's been a year & a half and I'm off of premarin and feel better now than when I took it!
  #23  
Unread 01-05-2009, 11:59 PM
If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?

I had one week to decide whether to keep both ovaries or remove them. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and I have had one aunt die of breast cancer, one of cervical cancer. My mom and gyn agreed that it made sense to have my ovaries removed at the same time as my TAH. Since I was already experiencing hot flushes and my periods were tapering off, menopause was just around the corner anyway, so I took the plunge. So far, I have had mild hot flushes (no full-on sweats) and no mood swings since my 10/13/08 surgery.
  #24  
Unread 01-06-2009, 06:51 AM
If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?

My doctor's goal was for me to keep at least one ovary and fortunately I was able to keep both. His opinon is that some natural hormones are better than HRT. Not having any family history of ovarian cancer made it an easier decision.
  #25  
Unread 01-06-2009, 08:21 AM
If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?

I had my hysterectomy after treatment for breast cancer. It was kind of a preventive surgery since I have no history of any cancer, but was at increased risk for ovarian cancer as a survivor. I guess I could have kept my uterus and just had the ovaries taken out, but that did not make much sense to me. I have had flashes, but they are worth knowing that I do not have to go through any treatment again!!
  #26  
Unread 01-06-2009, 09:05 AM
If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?

I didn't keep my ovaries. I discussed it with my doctor, thinking the less removed the better but he didn't agree and explained why.

I had already gone through menopause and suffered the hot flashes, mood swings,etc. I have never had HRT either before or after my hyst.

My GYN/ONC said it would be better to just have the uterus (where the cancer was), cervix and ovaries removed as a safety measure. Besides the ovaries were of not use to me anymore. Also he told me that I wouldn't have to worry about ovarian cancer in the future and that is what convinced me.

Bonnie
  #27  
Unread 01-06-2009, 09:06 AM
If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?

My mother and sister are both breast cancer survivors, mom before age 70; sister at 38. When my doctor and I were discussing my hysterectomy, we discussed genetics, cancer, liklihoods, etc. The decision to remove both of my ovaries was based on my not wanting to face another surgery (in the future). I'm very glad that I had my surgery. No regrets at all.
  #28  
Unread 01-06-2009, 09:08 AM
If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?

Kept both ovaries AND my cervix and fallopian tubes :-)
  #29  
Unread 01-06-2009, 10:19 AM
If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries?

Well I kept my ovaries at the time. Only had uterus removed. Now the doc sees things growing on my cervix. I said if you go in again I want you to take ovaries and all. I am tired of pain, swelling and bleeding. So he put me on progesterone for 2 weeks and said talk to me after and we will see how you feel then. I just want it all to be over and completely healed and thru menopause. The most dreaded part. I don't know, sometimes I wonder if I am going thru it naturally, My whole family went thru it early. I am only 38 but am so tired of it all.
  #30  
Unread 01-06-2009, 02:11 PM
Cool - If you had a hysterectomy, did you keep your ovaries? My ovaries were removed

My gyne said that since I had endo the best bet was to take the ovaries out and manage with a very low dose hormone. After being treated with Lupron for six months I have to say I am glad for this decision- I have been held hostage by hormonal insanity since I started having periods. While on Lupron I was nice and even- this is something I am looking forward to continuing!
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