I've been booked for a hysterectomy in three weeks. I've got two doctors, a GP who doubles as an OB/GYN (but treats me as a GP) and an OB/GYN. I was speaking with the GP today, and he mentioned that he's been reading reports lately that recommend that if you're going to do a hysterectomy, you should have the fallopian tubes removed as well. (They'll be leaving my ovaries).
He said that while there is no known benefit to keeping the fallopian tubes, studies are showing lately that ovarian cancer sometimes (I'm thinking he said often, but am not sure of that) starts in the fallopian tubes. He said that by removing them, I'd be cutting my chance of ovarian cancer greatly.
Has anybody else heard this? Are any of you planning to have your fallopian tubes removed? Any ladies who are post-hysterectomy who care to weigh in?
Hello! I too have heard this, and my dr took everything (tubes,ovaries, uterus,cervix) my primary reason for the hyst was endo/adeno...but I also wanted to prevent cancer later, as we have history of that in my family...hope this helps :-)
I think it depends if there is a cancer in the family then sometimes it's better of out but in my family on both sides there is no female cancers so I have tubes and ovaries in place still but cervix and uterus out
Because of my family history and also my stage 1 cervical cancer, my dr has opted to remove my fallopian tubes during my hyster. I'll be left with my ovaries (as long as they look clear) to avoid going into surgical menopause at a young age. My dr told me the same reasoning as yours did
I had everything BUT ovaries removed. Doc said to remove it all, there was no need to keep them and I recall him saying they could cause problems but don't remember what he was referring to. He said the ovaries were up to me, as long as they looked good when he got in there, but suggested keeping them at the age of 32.
Same here, my surgeon said it was preventative for ovarian cancer. I am having doubts about that, I'm concerned that it will create more potential for adhesions to form (far more likely than getting ovarian cancer I would think). I will be asking him about that at next appt.