How did you decide whether or not to keep your ovaries before your hysterectomy? What helped you with your decision?


If you are having a hysterectomy, you may also be thinking about having your ovaries removed, an oophorectomy. Before you make that decision, there are several things you should consider.

The ovaries produce estrogen and other hormones that are critical for overall health. Without your ovaries, the parts of your body that rely on those hormones can suffer, leading to health concerns and quality of life issues.

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