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Is it true..if you keep your ovaries,eventualy you will need more surgery ? Is it true..if you keep your ovaries,eventualy you will need more surgery ?

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Unread 08-20-2001, 05:22 PM
Is it true..if you keep your ovaries,eventualy you will need more surgery ?

I had a TAH on May 15th,my docter left the ovaries and told me they were healthy and beautiful.Lately i've been hearing that if you keep your ovaries during a hyst.they eventualy will cause problems that will require further surgery to remove them.How true is this?It's a little unsettleing.Also i'm still having problems with this disgusting smell down there,to the point that it's to embarrasing to have sex.My Dr tells me there is nothing wrong,but its very noticable,has anyone had this problem after this long?And does it go away?It's driving me nuts!!Thank's for any advice on theese two issues.Love you all...
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Unread 08-20-2001, 06:02 PM
Is it true..if you keep your ovaries,eventualy you will need more surgery ?

As far as your ovaries causing problems later, it all depends on why you had the hyst. Mine was for endo, my dr told me that if I wanted, she would leave one ovary if she could, but that would leave me with a 20% chance of needing surgery later. I told her to go ahead and take it all, no matter what. I'd rather do the hormone thing than even ponder another surgery. But for other problems, the ovaries have nothing to do with it, so there's very little chance they'll cause a problem later on.
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Unread 08-20-2001, 06:03 PM
Is it true..if you keep your ovaries,eventualy you will need more surgery ?

Hi Rita, I noticed that you are only young so it is good that you were able to keep your ovaries. As to problems further down the track , well, umm I havent heard that before. I know that sometimes some women may have problems with ovaries not functioning properly after a hyster .

As for the smell.... I would go to the Dr and ask him to do a vaginal culture to check that there is no infection. It could still be stitches dissolving but it would be good to have it checked just to be certain. Best of luck with it all x x
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Unread 08-20-2001, 06:08 PM
Not neccesarily true

Here's what I know about ovaries ...

If you still have them and had a hyst for endometriosis, you may still have problems. Endo requires estrogen, and your ovaries are a great source of it.

If you had a history of ovarian cysts that were problematic, and still have your ovaries, you may still have problems, too.

However, if you had a hyst for uterine problems that were not related to your ovaries (fibroids, adenomyosis, adhesions) then keeping your ovaries is a GOOD thing. It means you don't have to use HRT usually, and can avoid a trip through the hormone jungle.

I had a TAH 7-12-01 and still have my ovaries (well, I have one) and am happy with the decision. I still get PMS (swollen breasts and acne) but don't have to deal with HRT and prefer it this way. Natural hormones are better if you can keep your ovaries.

As for the funny smell - are you far enough along in your recovery to try douching? Does that help? I think you have to be at least 6-8 weeks recovered (and have the OK from your doctor) before you can do that - but you talk about having sex so I am assuming you are cleared for just about anything.

Good luck - don't worry about your ovaries being an 'enemy' - they can be an ally and for most people they are great to keep around.

Pam
TAH 7-12-01 and never felt better!
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Unread 08-23-2001, 12:25 PM
Is it true..if you keep your ovaries,eventualy you will need more surgery ?

Daisy, I agree with the others.......unless your surgery is for endo, or you've had problems with your ovaries prior to surgery, there's normally no reason to have surgery at a later date to remove them. Even if they stop functioning within a year or two, that's no reason to have them removed surgically. You might find the following link interesting.

https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/sho...threadid=11025

There is sometimes an odor from the dissolving stitches. If the it's a foul odor, you should see the doctor. If your gyn doesn't want to see you, please see your PCP. The odor shouldn't be offensive.

Best wishes,
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