Enlarged ovary

I just had laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy on 11/20. My Dr planned on taking uterus and cervix. My right ovary had fallen to the pelvic floor and he said he'd try to repair it but possibility of removing it wouldn't know until he got in there to look. I wondered if it fell due to having the tube removed from that ovary about 6 years ago he removed it because there was fluid in it and it was swollen. Anyway when I woke up from surgery I wanted to know first thing if my right ovary was saved. I was told it was. Then later after leaving recovery the nurse said my left ovary was removed. I was shocked because never was there anything .mentioned about my left ovary. When I seen my Dr the next day he said it was enlarged and was worse than the right ovary. Now after being home and searching causes of enlarged ovary I'm so worried. I will see my Dr again on 12/9 for 2 week follow up with lots of questions. I was wondering if there are specific things I need to ask. Any advice from you ladies? May God bless you all. My heart breaks reading about what you all have gone through!

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  • Hi there.. and welcome. I don't know what you have to be honest, but I think the time to worry about having a disease like this is when you are told you have it. Your doctor hasn't indicated that you may have Ovarian so that's a positive thing and there are other reasons for problems with the ovaries. It's easy for me to say, I know, but really, it may be better to try to put this out of your head. If I'm not told things, I do have an imagination which runs away with itself and that's natural. However, a GP will, on average, only see one case of Ovarian every five years which seems untrue as a statistic, but it is. I don't like to think of Ovarian cancer questions you may like to ask because it may only make your worries worse. You may ask the reason for the right ovary being kept in place and how well it will work in terms of keeping your hormone levels up. No doubt other friends here will have some questions you may want to ask. Love Tina x x

  • I understand who you're worried, but I think Tina is right. I know that enlarged ovaries are common, but only a small minority are enlarged because of cancer. Can you call your gynaecologist's secretary and ask her to ask her/him some questions? I guess you are in the US because you use the American way of writing dates (month first, then day)? The internet can be very frightening - the information applies to groups, and so doesn't really help an individual much. Best, Vxxx

  • Thanks all for replies! Yes I'm in the US. I will try not to worry and and hang on until I see my dr on the 9th. I've been very hormonal the last few days. Weepy and worrisome. I suppose its my one ovary nit quit compensating for two just yet. I sure hope it licks in soon! I don't like feeling so blue lately. Again thanks for all the replies and best wishes and my prayers to each of you

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