After the Surgery
You will feel discomfort or pain after your oophorectomy surgery, but women report less pain after a laparoscopic procedure than an abdominal incision procedure. You will stay in the hospital for a few days after the surgery and, after you leave the hospital, you need to rest and take care of yourself to heal quickly and completely. You should take time off of work, until your doctor tells you it is safe to return to your normal routine.
As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with an oophorectomy procedure, including bleeding, infection, blood clots, and (rarely) death. Make sure you know the warning signs of a problem BEFORE you leave the hospital, which include: fever, chills, heavy bleeding, severe pain, redness and discharge from incisions, and problems with bowel movements or shortness of breath.
After the removal of your ovaries, you will undergo premature menopause. Hormone replacement therapy, if appropriate for your condition, may help relieve these symptoms. Premature menopause may be associated with early onset of osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, elevated atherosclerosis, and depression.
Finally, do not rely on this article as medical advice! ALWAYS consult your doctor for ANY medical advice.