is the removal of ovarian cysts. An oophorectomy is the removal of the ovaries, which can both diagnose and treat ovarian cysts by minimally invasive procedure where small incisions are made in the abdomen to insert a small camera and surgical instruments to record images that are then displayed on a monitor.
The ovaries are important female organs that are responsible for producing hormones that aid development and fertility. Ovarian tumors are common and can be found in women of all ages, though they are rare in children and the elderly.
- No symptoms at all.
- Palpable mass or enlarged abdomen.
- Abdominal pain with fever.
- Difficulty passing stool or bloating.
The doctor will ask you about your medical history and may carry out a physical examination to see if any growths can be felt through the abdomen. An ultrasound and/or computerized tomography (CT) scan is usually done as well if ovarian cysts or tumors are suspected.
In case an ovarian tumor is suspected
Doctor may prescribe a blood test to check for cancer markers (CA 125)perform an ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or computerized tomography (CT) scan, or recommend surgery to remove the growth and send it to the laboratory for testing.
Doctor may recommend surgery if:
- A cyst that is being monitored does not get smaller or go away after a few months.
- The growth is a tumor (benign or cancerous) and not a cyst.
- The growth causes complications, such as severe pain, acute abdominal pain due to ovarian torsion, rupture of the growth, or bleeding from the growth.
Preparing for the Procedure
Once you and your doctor have decided that hysterectomy is the appropriate choice for you, the surgery will be scheduled. Before the day of the surgery, you will receive instructions regarding preparing for surgery as follows:
- Arrive at the hospital at least four hours before the procedure.
- Avoid food and water for at least eight hours before the procedure or as recommended by the doctor to prevent aspiration while under general anesthesia. Be sure to get enough sleep the night before the procedure.
- Do not wear any make-up or paint your nails before coming to the hospital. This allows the medical staff to better assess your circulation visually during and after the surgery.
- Do not bring any jewelry or valuables to the hospital to prevent any loss. Removable dentures and contact lenses have to be removed before entering the operating room.
- The doctor will assess your readiness for the surgery by ordering blood tests as well as chest x-ray and electrocardiogram (EKG) before the day of the procedure. If any results are abnormal or if you have existing medical conditions you may be referred to an internal medicine doctor for consultation regarding your readiness for the procedure.
- The doctor will give you recommendations regarding medication that you are currently taking. Some may need to be stopped for a period before surgery, such as blood-thinning medication, aspirin, and certain supplements that can cause excessive bleeding. The doctor will determine which medication to discontinue and which you can still take up until time of surgery, usually with a small sip of water.
- A friend or family member must be at the hospital with you while you are in surgery and should stay with you while you are admitted at the hospital.
Terms & Conditions
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