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Old 07-12-2008, 10:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy Just had ovarian cystectomy

I had my ovary removed and my endometrium shaved.

Now, I'm starting to bleed again (I bled right after the surgery yesterday, but it stopped). The bleeding isn't that heavy, but I'm afraid. I'm also having cramping despite being on pain meds.

Is this normal right after the surgery?

Should I be worried?

Also, will my hormones (and emotions) go crazy in the next few weeks?

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Old 07-12-2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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Re: Just had ovarian cystectomy

eva, I don't know about your surgery or your bleeding, but when I had my hysterectomy they said if I filled a pad in an hour, then I was to go to the ER.

I hope you are feeling better very soon!

 
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:31 PM   #3
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Re: Just had ovarian cystectomy

Thanks.

I'm bleeding very lightly. I think it's ok.

I will probably call the dr. tomorrow.

 
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That's a very good idea, Eva. I'm glad to hear it is only a little bit of blood. Please continue posting. There is a really good group of ladies who post here. We'd love for you to hang around.

 
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Re: Just had ovarian cystectomy

Thanks, I will.

I am still having bleeding. I think I'm going to call the MD just to make sure it's normal. They really should've told me what to expect. I think it's ok, but without getting confirmation from the MD, I can't know for sure, ya know?

I'm wondering if the scraping and the ovarian removal brought my period on early. I think this can happen. I feel like I have a period, with the cramping. I was due to get it in 6 days...

If I talk to the MD, I will update.

 
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Thanks, I will.

I am still having bleeding. I think I'm going to call the MD just to make sure it's normal. They really should've told me what to expect. I think it's ok, but without getting confirmation from the MD, I can't know for sure, ya know?

I'm wondering if the scraping and the ovarian removal brought my period on early. I think this can happen. I feel like I have a period, with the cramping. I was due to get it in 6 days...

If I talk to the MD, I will update.
My bleeding has stopped. Hooray!

Anyone else have a unilateral oopherectomy? That's medical speak for one ovary removed.

How long until your other ovary picked up the slack? Did you have hormonal problems? I'm wondering how long until my hormones get back to normal...

I've heard that the remaining ovary "goes to sleep" for a few months. Is this true?

 
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Yay, Eva!!! I'm so glad you've stopped bleeding!

It is possible, with any surgery to the lower abdomen for the ovary(ies) to go to sleep. I've read of some women being on hormones to help with the menopause symptoms for just a few months until the ovary(ies) kicked back in.

 
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has anyone had the same pain or discomfort 2 months after an ovarian cystectomy? I am scared it is another cyst this soon I also had endometriosis removed.

 
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