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Unread 09-10-2002, 06:14 PM
anatomy question

I feel a little stupid for this one. I meant to ask DR but forgot. I have looked at brochures and pics of the female anatomy, mainly the uterus , ovaries, and tubes. OK, if the uterus is removed, what exactly keeps the ovary in "place"? Are they just floating around? Sorry for the
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Unread 09-10-2002, 06:53 PM
anatomy question

I would love to hear the answer to that question too. I wonder if they just drift around your body.

Also, do your ovaries still pop out ova each month and if so, where do they go?

Do you still have hormonal cycles like before except with no period? Do you still feel abit mental each month?

Donna
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Unread 09-10-2002, 07:18 PM
anatomy question



There was a thread on this not too long ago...I think that I learned that the ovary is kept in place so-to-speak at the end of the fallopian tube. Mostly though, it is attached by the ovarian ligament to the pelvic wall which is supported by the supensory ligament. Please don't quote me on this...but you get the picture. I also wondered if they would just drop!

Have your doctor check out those ligaments. Hope this helps.
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Unread 09-10-2002, 07:22 PM
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Hi disneyfan. Thought I could help you out with your questions. Your ovaries are paired glands that lie in the superior portion of the pelvic cavity and are held in place by a series of ligaments. The ovarian ligament anchors the ovaries to the uterus and the suspensory ligament attaches them to the pelvic wall.
As for Mercy's question about the egg and ovulation. Yes you will still ovulate and your ovaries will still produce eggs. I asked my gyne this question and he advised me that the egg will just drop into the pelvic cavity and your body will absorb it like nothing ever happened.

Hope this helps answer some of your questions.
Take care

Karen
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