Salpingectomy: What to Expect

Salpingectomy Recovery Time:

The recovery time varies from person to person. Some people can do it within one day while others need two or three days. However, most people are able to get back into their normal activities after a few days. If you have not had any complications during your surgery then you will probably be able to go home right away and resume your life without problems.

What To Expect After Salpingectomy?

You might experience some pain at first but after a couple of days you will feel better. You may even forget about the operation. You will be surprised how quickly you start feeling better. Your sexual desire and pleasure will increase. You might even want to try something new sexually with someone else!

If you have been having problems with urination, then your bladder is going to work harder than usual too so expect some discomfort for a while. Also, if you have been experiencing some pain when walking around, then you might experience some pain in your legs as well.

It is very important to remember that the surgeon did a good job and he saved your life. Remember that you are grateful for everything he has done for you. You should never think about suicide because of the surgery. Suicide is against medical ethics and would only result in more problems later on. As you can see post-surgical complications are possible but they are rare and in your case they should not be an issue.

Salpingectomy: What to Expect

Salpingectomy is a minor surgery that involves the removal of one or both of your fallopian tubes. During the surgery the fallopian tube(s) will be removed from the ovary and then they will be sealed off before being taken out.

Sources & references used in this article:

Salpingectomy to prevent ovarian cancer: A Countercurrents Seriesa by SA Narod – Current oncology, 2013 –

Endometriosis following salpingectomy by JA Sampson – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1928 – Elsevier

Salpingotomy versus salpingectomy in women with tubal pregnancy (ESEP study): an open-label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial by F Mol, NM Van Mello, A Strandell, K Strandell… – The Lancet, 2014 – Elsevier

Early salpingectomy (TUbectomy) with delayed oophorectomy to improve quality of life as alternative for risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in BRCA1/2 … by MG Harmsen, M Arts-de Jong… – BMC …, 2015 –

Tubal ligation and salpingectomy and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer and borderline ovarian tumors: a nationwide case–control study by C Madsen, L Baandrup, C Dehlendorff… – Acta obstetricia et …, 2015 – Wiley Online Library