How quickly you can go back to your normal activities after oophorectomy depends on your situation, including the reason for your surgery and how it was performed.
Almost all women are able to return to full activity by six weeks after surgery. Women who undergo laparoscopic or robotic surgery may return to full activity sooner — as early as two weeks after surgery.
April 24, 2014
- Hoffman BL, et al. Williams Gynecology. 2nd ed. New York, N.Y.: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2012. ttp://accessmedicine.com/resourceTOC.aspx?resourceID=768. Accessed Dec. 3, 2013
- DeCherney AH, et al. Current Diagnosis & Treatment Obstetrics & Gynecology. 11th ed. New York, N.Y.: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2013. http://www.accessmedicine.com/resourceTOC.aspx?resourceID=788. Accessed Dec. 3, 2013.
- Valea FA, et al. Oophorectomy and ovarian cystectomy. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Dec. 9, 2013.
- Tomasso SK, et al. Incidence, time trends, laterality, indications, and pathological findings of unilateral oophorectomy before menopause. Menopause. In press. Accessed Dec. 9, 2013.
- Finch A, et al. Quality of life and health status after prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy in women who carry a BRCA mutation: A review. Maturitas. 2011;70:261.
- Lentz GM, et al. Comprehensive Gynecology. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012. http://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed Dec. 9, 2013.
- Mann WJ. Overview of preoperative evaluation and preparation for gynecologic surgery. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Dec. 9, 2013.
- Krill LS, et al. Robotic surgery: Gynecology oncology. The Cancer Journal. 2013;19;167.
- Magrina JF, et al. Robotic approach for ovarian cancer: Perioperative and survival results and comparison with laparoscopy and laparotomy. Gynecologic Oncology. 2011;121:100.