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Unread 03-18-2002, 11:19 AM
Keep the ovaries?

Hello all!
This is my first posting and I don’t know where to begin. I’m 31 years old and scheduled for surgery on April 1st, after years of painful periods, abnormal paps and painful ovulation.
I’ve been on Lupron for almost six months to shrink the large fibroid behind my uterus. Should I keep my ovaries? Friends have told me to get rid of everything at the same time to prevent future surgeries. Does anyone have any advice?
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Unread 03-18-2002, 11:34 AM
Keeping Ovaries or Not

Welcome yocoleman!

The decision to keep your ovaries or not is a decision you should discuss with your doctor. Since you are only 31 your doctor will probably try to convince you to keep them. Honestly it is your decision and if you want your doctor to take them speak up and tell him. They have to do what you want. Depending on your past history of problems you may want to have them removed. This is only my opinion, but I had a tvh/bso in November. My doctor wanted me to keep mine but I wanted it all done at once so if by chance I had to go back have them removed later I didn't want that second surgery. I told him and he took mine without any problems. Good luck with what you choose.

tvh/bso 11/19/01 severe bleeding, fibroids and cysts.
Unread 03-18-2002, 11:54 AM
Welcome Yocoleman!!!!!

The decision really is a personal one. I did notice you said painful ovalation was one of your symptoms. I am 3 months post op and had painful ovalation pre- surgery. I had so many other problems rectocele repair, burch procedure being done I really didn't think about removing my ovaries and the doc. thought it was a good idea to keep them. Well post-surgery I have noticed quite painful ovalation and have wondered should I have just had them taken out too. Maybe you could discuss this with your doc. I may end up going back on continuous birthcontrol pills to control it. Best of luck and I am sending you a great big from Ohio. p.s. all in all I am healing well and feeling very blessed. lots of love Jacqui
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Unread 03-18-2002, 12:07 PM

Thank you for replying. I will discuss it with my doctor, but I'm leaning toward having them removed. I'm sick of the pain and I'm already suffer with the menopausal symptoms, because of the Lupron I've been taking for the last six months.

How long should I expect to stay in the hostipal?

Thanks again and hugs and kisses to you from Sacramento, CA.

Take care!!!
Unread 03-18-2002, 12:30 PM
Keep the ovaries?

Average hospital stay seem to be 2 nights/3 days. Of course if there are any problems they will keep you longer.

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