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3 Days - Do overies stay or go? 3 Days - Do overies stay or go?

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Unread 11-06-2011, 07:53 AM
3 Days - Do overies stay or go?

Im new here. Scared crazy - surgery scheduled for Wednesday, 9 November. Total Lapa. Dr. says im already in menopause (due to blood work) -so recommends taking overies. Aunt was recently diagnosed with Ovarian cancer.

Since Im 43, really nervous about the whole "surgical menopause"...
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Unread 11-06-2011, 12:18 PM
Re: 3 Days - Do overies stay or go?

That's a tough one. Your bloodwork shows you're in menopause but it sounds like you're not experiencing any symptoms. If there's a risk of cancer down the road then it's good to take them out now and avoid a possible second surgery. If you're in menopause then presumably your ovaries aren't producing hormones anymore. Does your doctor think you will feel a difference if you take them out? You may not experience surgical menopause.
Unread 11-06-2011, 02:24 PM
Re: 3 Days - Do overies stay or go?

That would be a difficult decision for me - actually was. I decided to leave mine, provided they are healthy of course, but I have no cancer history in my family.

I'm sure you have weighed the pros and cons of each, but another opinion might be just the ticket. You might get in for a quick consult prior to surgery with your family doctor, but I fear there is no time for a second GYN opinion unless you delay your surgery.

Best Wishes and (((HUGS)))
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Unread 11-06-2011, 04:09 PM
Re: 3 Days - Do overies stay or go?

Hi WenAmr1

I would suggest that you get a second and even third opinion. If your ovaries are healthy but you have a risk due to family history, it's important to understand the pros and cons of keeping them vs. removing them.

If you hear the same recommendation from other doctors, it may be easier to make your decision--or at least better understand the risks either way.

Good luck!

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