Symptoms Women Shouldn’t Ignore:
1) Fatigue: Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms women experience when it comes to ovarian cancer.
It causes many women to feel like they are not able to do anything at all. Sometimes even leading them to lose interest in life completely. Some women may have no idea why their fatigue occurs or what exactly is causing it. Others believe that if they don’t get enough sleep, then their fatigue will go away. However, there is no evidence that suggests that this is true.
2) Bloated: Many women may notice bloating after ovary removal surgery.
They may think it’s just because they ate too much recently, but actually it could be due to the hormones released during the removal procedure. Bloating can occur anywhere in your body and usually occurs first thing in the morning. It’s normal and does not indicate any health problems.
3) Tiredness: Fatigue is another symptom that many women experience after ovary removal surgery.
Some women may attribute their tiredness to stress, work, or other things going on in their lives. But again, fatigue doesn’t necessarily mean that something is wrong with you. You can rest assured that fatigue isn’t caused by stress or other factors outside of your control.
4) Blocked or stopped up nose: Many women experience a blocked or stopped up nose after their ovary removal surgery.
This can make it very hard for you to breathe through your nose, and even lead to a headache. Allergies can also be to blame for this problem. But if you recently had your ovaries removed, then allergies are not to blame.
5) Mood swings and depression: Some women report mood swings and depression after having their ovaries removed.
This can lead to a decrease in their quality of life and make them feel less motivated to do things. This can also lead to relationship problems with friends and family.
6) Intestinal issues: Some women experience intestinal problems from their removal surgery.
This includes things like constipation, diarrhea, and even irritable bowel syndrome. These can cause you to have irregular bowel movements and can be very uncomfortable. You may feel bloated and have more trouble going to the bathroom.
7) Digestive issues: Not only can your digestive system be negatively affected in the short term, but it can also be effected in the long term.
Your digestive system has a lot to do with how you feel on a day to day basis. If your digestive system is not functioning optimally, then you won’t feel well. This is why it’s important to monitor your digestive system after your ovary removal surgery.
8) Changes in weight: Some women experience weight gain after their removal surgery.
Even if you weren’t overweight before, you may find that your clothes are tighter than they were before. This can be very frustrating and make you want to eat more, which can lead to obesity. Talk to your doctor if you’re concerned with your weight gain after your ovary removal surgery.
9) Changes in your menstrual cycle: After your ovary removal surgery, you may find that your menstrual cycle has changed.
You may no longer get your period like you once did, or it may be a lot heavier than it was before. Some women stop getting their period altogether after surgery. This can be concerning at first, but keep in mind that this is a normal effect of the surgery. Your doctor will probably give you hormone pills that can help with this problem.
10) Changes in sexual desire: Some women find that their interest in having a sexual relationship with their partner decreases after their ovary removal surgery. This can be very distressing for some women, especially if they were very interested in having children. This is a very serious problem that not many women talk about, and it may cause some women to go see a psychiatrist because they feel depressed. Talk to your partner and try to work things out.
11) Incontinence: This is a very rare condition that occurs due to the ovary removal surgery. There is a chance that you may lose control of your bladder, or even your bowels. This means that you’ll be unable to hold in your urine or feces until you get to the bathroom. You will always have to wear a diaper or panty liner, and you may even need an adult diaper at night. This can severely decrease your quality of life.
Talk to your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms after your surgery. Chances are that you will experience one or more of these problems after having your ovaries removed, but that does not mean that your quality of life has to suffer. There are many things that you can do to help combat the negative effects of this surgery, and your doctor can help you in the process. Ovarian cancer is a very serious condition that can be fatal if it’s not treated, but early detection and ovary removal are the best ways to prevent this from getting worse. Don’t ignore these symptoms, and remember that your life is very important.
The quicker you get help with any of these symptoms, the better off you’ll be.
If you’re experiencing even one of these symptoms you should see your doctor immediately. The ovaries are very important in female reproduction, so if a doctor tells you that you need to have them removed he’s looking out for your best interest.
Once your ovaries are gone there’s no way of getting them back. Removing the ovaries is a serious surgery, and there are many risks involved.
If you have any questions about this surgery, speak with your doctor. He or she will go over all the pros and cons of this procedure so you can make an informed decision.
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