Has anyone out there had either a unilateral or bilateral oophorectomy in conjunction with excision/ablation, possibly in their mid to late 30s or early 40s? Have you been happy with your results? Have you had symptoms return? In October of 2016, I had an excision/ablation surgery, felt great for 5 months, and then my symptoms returned. Currently I’ve been on Lupron for almost 2 years and actually do really well, except for the surges towards the end of one shot and then… read more
Hello! Not super sure if this helps, but I had an ovary removed when my doc went in there to remove a cyst, and discovered all of the endo (I had of course given her prior permission to remove the ovary if it was a hot mess in there and it was). Long story short, this surgery did not change my period pain, likely bc there was/is still a lot more endo in there that she could not remove (on bowels/intestines and probably the other ovary that she could not get to during surgery - view was blocked, it was under other stuff) . So, now I’m embarking on the hormones treatment (birth control/fewer periods) and acupuncture. I suspected I had endo for several years but did not get a formal diagnosis until the oophorectomy 7 mos ago at age 41.
@A MyEndometriosisTeam Member thank you for sharing all of that! Wow, this disease sure is a trade off of things to deal with, that’s for sure! Your answers have been very helpful, so thank you for taking the time share 😊
@A MyEndometriosisTeam Member I’m curious about how you’ve been doing without your ovaries (I’ve had a hysterectomy and tubes removed already, just the ovaries left) in terms of things like heart and bone health, metabolism, those kinds of things...if you don’t mind sharing.