I had a hysterectomy but I still have my ovaries and tubes…
what happens to the eggs now that the uterus has been removed? I was told I could have children thru invitro fertilization-but I was wondering if someone could explain what has happened to my body since the uterus was removed…
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The ovaries actually float in the space in the pelvis (pelvis cavity), in close proximity to the opening of the Fallopian tubes, which are attached to the womb (uterus). The Fallopian tubes have a fringe of gently moving ‘cilia’ at the opening nearest to the ovary, which is known as a ‘fimbria’. The wafting of these tiny finger-like tissues encourages the movement of the released egg, or ova, in to the Fallopian tube. They look rather like sea anemones, if that helps to imagine what the appearance of cilia is like. If the fimbrae are now longer there, then any released eggs fall in to the pelvic cavity and are absorbed in to the surrounding tissues.
Ovaries can keep working for some time after a hysterectomy although the precise time is difficult to be sure of. Although consultant gynaecologists would normally advise that normal ovarian function ceases either almost immediately or within the first year after surgery, some women do experience cyclical mood swings and other pre-menstrual symptoms for much longer than this. With the usual method of removing the womb by a conventional hysterectomy (through a surgical cut just above the pubic area), the Fallopian tubes are usually removed along with the womb, but the ovaries or the cervix may be left intact. With a vaginal hysterectomy (more usually performed in older women, particularly when associated with a prolapse), because of the way that the operation is performed, it is more likely that the fimbrial ends of the Fallopian tubes would be left behind.
For women unsure as to whether they have had their ovaries removed or not, it was much more common in operations performed more than five years ago to have the ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed (’bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy’) than ‘conservation of the ovaries’ (ovaries left behind). It is usually detailed within the letter sent to the GP by the operating consultant exactly what operation has been carried out and if a woman is unsure as to the precise nature of her operation, then it is (usually) relatively easy to find out, by either speaking to her GP or checking with the hospital directly.
doctor removed my uterus but still have my tubes and ovaries i wanted to have more children i thought i could still have a baby in my case im 43yrs old
I had a hysterectomy done in Jan 2007. My ovaries were healthy and therefore they were not removed. I was told that there was no reason why the ovaries would fail after the removal of my uterus: that they could continue to function for several years. I found that about one year after my hysterectomy, I had some symptoms of menopause. Sure enough, I had my hormone levels tested two years after my surgery and it was discovered that my ovarian function had stopped. I had post menopausal hormone levels very quickly following my surgery. I was told by 4 different gynecologists that the ovaries and the uterus have different blood supplies and the loss of ovarian function is not related to my hysterectomy. I would love to believe this but I’m not convinced. The only good thing about what happened to me is that I went into menopause without hot flashes. I believe that the removal of my uterus caused my ovaries to eventually fail.
never really been one to have mood swings, but let me tell you, my breasts ache once a month for a few days, which shows that the hormones are still functioning. I am 42 now, and had it done 2 years ago. I have a life again, i was in constant pain. i am not sorry i did it. And i was highly precaucious about doing this…..
had a hysterectomy 4 years ago how long does it take for the ovarys to stop functioning,and could i get cysts on the ovarys.
where exactly do the eggs end up if you donot have a uterus?
I had a partial hysterectomy they took my left ovary and left tube and uterus is it possible to still have a baby and if so how…Can i put my right egg into somebody to have a baby for me
I just asked my Doctor this question yesterday and he said that they just get absorbed.
had my utrus and cervis taken away in 1983/84 and its the best thing i ever had done however now haveing problemes with cyists on my overies but the pain is nothing like what i had before i am now 52 and born in 1958 if any woman has problems in this delicate airer please dont keep it to yourself talk to your GP or a freind who can help you talk to someone who can help x
I am 22 years old, and had an emergency hysterectomy following the birth of my youngest child. I was 12 days away from my 20th birthday. My dr was amazing he saved my life and the life of my child. Since my surgery I have had no problems, am I a medical miracle or just plain lucky. I am very fortunate to be here and best wishes to all.
Post a reply Brownsugar, i had a vaginal hysterectomy in 08 and i recently just started swelling up
i had a hysterectomy with just my utrus tooken out 2 years ago when i was 26 and now i am having troubles with my right ovaries what could be happening i cant be pregnant i have no chance cause the doctor said there no chance to get pregant so what could it be if any one nows please let me now
i had a hysterectomy and my cervic was removed, my tubes were tied 13 yrs ago, could i still get pregnate and could i have the baby?
I had my uterus and cervix removed 7 months after having my youngest child.in 2001. I was 24 years old. Now have mood swings and every month for two weeks my breast hurt so bad I can’t stand it. Maybe its my hormones not sure I’ve went through night sweats periodically. Not sure what causes this if anyone can give advice it would be much appreciated thanks
I having problems with my back and my stomach and had my uterus Tolkien out in 1998 from fibroids I going through night sweats and all kinds of systems like a person that’s having a baby I start taking diet pills a they blowing me up more I don’t know what to say I can’t walk very long without resting my breathing is real bad I throw up if I eat a little to much of anything.
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