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Unread 02-06-2008, 07:47 PM
Anatomy question

After one's uterus is removed, do the ovaries and fallopian tubes stay in place or "float around? Are they attached to something else by tissue/ligament or something like that?

I've always wondered, but felt silly asking.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 07:54 PM
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I just asked my nursing student friend the same thing! She didn't have much of an answer.
Unread 02-06-2008, 10:41 PM
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My husband asked my dr. that same question after my surgery. He said the end of the fallopian tube just kind of hangs there but he put some kind of a film-type substance (can't remember the exact name) that would help to prevent adhesions between the tube and other structures. I believe the ovaries remain anchored by the tissues that held them in place beforehand.
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Unread 02-07-2008, 08:24 AM
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My doctor told me that the ovaries are actually already held be two arteries anyway and these stay in place. That said, I have a cyst on one ovary and they can't tell which one because things seem to have "migrated" to the middle of my pelvic area.
Unread 02-07-2008, 10:11 AM
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Before my surgery, they found "cysts" and couldn't tell which one it was on either. There were definitely one cyst on each ovary. But, there also something in the middle. They said it could be that an ovary migrated, a tube was filling with fluid, or anthing really. After surgery, he said that it was coming off my left ovary and had a long stem that protrude it into the middle. He said that my ovaries were still in their original place.

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