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How are u managing with one ovary How are u managing with one ovary

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Unread 10-30-2011, 10:04 PM
How are u managing with one ovary



Hi, I am scheduled for DVH on Wednesday. Dr will be leaving one ovary, well that the plan unless it changes once he is inside. My question is.....How are you functioning with one ovary? Do u feel different or experiencing any symptoms? Thank you
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Unread 10-31-2011, 01:56 AM
Re: How are u managing with one ovary

Howdy!

I had my surgery 8 weeks ago and was left with nothing but ol'lefty. I think lefty has been asleep since my surgery. I didn't really notice anything until about 5 weeks. Actually, at about 2 to 3 weeks I started having cold flashes (feeling cold all the time which is odd for me). At 5 weeks I started with the night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings and probably some other stuff I can't remember (like forgetfulness). At my 6 week post op my doctor gave me some estrogen to help me with the symptoms. The theory being lefty hasn't woken up yet. Never to fear though because according to him, only about 1 in 20 don't come back so the odds are good ol'lefty will start working again.

This week I am starting to ween myself off the pills to see if I am functioning fully. I really don't want to do the pills so I'm being a little aggressive with getting off of them while still maintaining a quality of life. So far, so good but it's probably still too soon to tell.

I am pleasantly optimistic.

Good luck with you. I think it was definately the way to go for me. My other ovary was a mess and this one was manageable. Crossing my fingers for it's long life.
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Unread 10-31-2011, 08:15 AM
Re: How are u managing with one ovary

I'm doing fine so far. Had my davinci on 9-20-11 and I have to be on Prometrium for 6 months to make sure all of my endometriosis is eliminated (can't take estrogen because endo is an estrogen based disease). I kept my right ovary (left one was always a mess). Best of luck to you!
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Unread 10-31-2011, 08:22 AM
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I'm only 12 days out from my LAVH and only have my left ovary, my right one was severely damaged and fused to my uterus scar tissue and most likely has been non-functioning for years. I have had several hot flashes, but like Upintheair my gyn said it may happen because the ovary hasn't woken up yet and when it does I'll be back to normal. That's really the only symptom I've had... I'm not moody and I'm actually losing weight even though I'm eating great and not exercising yet. HTH, good luck with your upcoming surgery!
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Unread 10-31-2011, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by UpInTheAir View Post
Howdy!

I had my surgery 8 weeks ago and was left with nothing but ol'lefty. I think lefty has been asleep since my surgery. I didn't really notice anything until about 5 weeks. Actually, at about 2 to 3 weeks I started having cold flashes (feeling cold all the time which is odd for me). At 5 weeks I started with the night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings and probably some other stuff I can't remember (like forgetfulness). At my 6 week post op my doctor gave me some estrogen to help me with the symptoms. The theory being lefty hasn't woken up yet. Never to fear though because according to him, only about 1 in 20 don't come back so the odds are good ol'lefty will start working again.

This week I am starting to ween myself off the pills to see if I am functioning fully. I really don't want to do the pills so I'm being a little aggressive with getting off of them while still maintaining a quality of life. So far, so good but it's probably still too soon to tell.

I am pleasantly optimistic.

Good luck with you. I think it was definately the way to go for me. My other ovary was a mess and this one was manageable. Crossing my fingers for it's long life.

Thank u Upintheair- thanks! I ve been worried abt this because of my age. I dnt think i would mind the coldness, I think at times I have hot flashes and I burn up fast. I am hoping for the best
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Unread 10-31-2011, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by CHSNative View Post
I'm doing fine so far. Had my davinci on 9-20-11 and I have to be on Prometrium for 6 months to make sure all of my endometriosis is eliminated (can't take estrogen because endo is an estrogen based disease). I kept my right ovary (left one was always a mess). Best of luck to you!
Thank u CHS.......I am hoping for the best
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Unread 10-31-2011, 10:59 AM
Re: How are u managing with one ovary

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Originally Posted by nola70 View Post
I'm only 12 days out from my LAVH and only have my left ovary, my right one was severely damaged and fused to my uterus scar tissue and most likely has been non-functioning for years. I have had several hot flashes, but like Upintheair my gyn said it may happen because the ovary hasn't woken up yet and when it does I'll be back to normal. That's really the only symptom I've had... I'm not moody and I'm actually losing weight even though I'm eating great and not exercising yet. HTH, good luck with your upcoming surgery!
@ Nola- Thank you........I hate the unexpected and its helps to hear abt others experiences. I like the weight loss part! I hope u are recovery well
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