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Unread 05-07-2018, 12:19 AM
Upcoming hysterectomy 5/10: Vaginal robotic removal if mass on ovary

I am so nervous im having complete hysterectomy and i am feeling like im gonna come out with feeling a loss that irreplaceable..im having the vaginal robotic i have a mass that was 12cm nit sure hasnt bn sized in a year just causes pain and no bleeding for months to bleeding purfusly for weeks i dint know if compketes the rt thing to do i dint want mire tgings wrong i bn reading posts about heart disease and osteoporosis should i ask to keep my ovaries. Help please uts 3 days away
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Unread 05-07-2018, 06:40 AM
Re: Upcoming hysterectomy 5/10: Vaginal robotic removal if mass on ovary

Getting a second opinion is always a good idea. Did they say why they were taking the ovaries? Is the mass on your ovary? Could they leave one? Could you make another appointment to ask some more questions about the procedure you will be having?
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Unread 05-09-2018, 03:17 AM
Re: Upcoming hysterectomy 5/10: Vaginal robotic removal if mass on ovary

No they all just tell me to get a complete so i can just be done not have to worry about it ever again bc im done having children but im not done living is my thing i am sure i have on both ovaries i go check in ore op today at 2pm central x id like more opinions i have no woman to talk about this with my mom passed so i need input..im afraid of not being ok physiologically and fear of many things people have said..ty for getting with me
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Unread 05-09-2018, 05:32 AM
Re: Upcoming hysterectomy 5/10: Vaginal robotic removal if mass on ovary

Yeah it shouldn’t be just because you’re done having kids. I would ask for a second opinion and explain in pre-op how important your ovaries are to you. Do you meet with your Dr at your Pre-op? (I had to make a separate appointment - and you may need to push to see your surgeon.)
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Unread 05-09-2018, 08:50 PM
Re: Upcoming hysterectomy 5/10: Vaginal robotic removal if mass on ovary

Hi Sigshair to HysterSisters!

I am sorry you are going through this, but I am so glad you found this site.

A "complete hysterectomy", also known as a "total hysterectomy", means they are removing both the uterus and cervix, which is the neck of the uterus. The surgery for ovary removal is called oopherectomy and is identified separately. Here is a page that provides information:
Hysterectomy Definition


Is the mass on your ovary? If so, they may want to take the ovary that has the mass. But, if you can keep it or your healthy ovary that would be good. Here are articles that may help:
Should I Keep My Healthy Ovary?
Should I Keep My Ovaries if I Am Near Menopause?
Should I Keep My Ovaries When I Have My Hysterectomy?
25 Health Risks Related to Oophorectomy and Surgical Menopause
HRT, Heart Disease, and Surgical Menopause


I was rudely dumped into surgical menopause at age 46 when I lost everything (uterus, cervix, tubes and ovaries) - no choice for me. It was MISERABLE. My GP put me on HRT and it gave me my life back. But, it is not the same as my own hormones and if I could have I would have kept one or both ovaries.

The choice is yours as to whether or not you cancel your surgery, and get alternate opinions on your condition. You need to make the right decision for you.

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