The article was consulted professionally by Dr. Nguyen Chi Quang, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department – Obstetrics and Gynecology Department – Share99 Central Park International Health Hub.
Because of the force majeure causes many women who are still of sexual activity age have to have their ovaries removed, which causes psychological fear to affect the couple's sexual life later, in fact, the ovarian removal depends on many other factors before deciding that it has a heavy effect on the function of reproduction. and the woman's genitals or not.
1. Functions of the ovaries
The ovaries have two main functions: the function of outsiculation of eggs and the end hormone function of secreting hormones that help the woman to develop and maintain the female sex, sexual desire. The cells of the ovarian secrete 3 sex hormones including: the cystic corcle in the preparation of estrogen secretion, the granular cells of the progesteron-secreting imperial family, the cells of the ovarian navel that secrete androgens (the common name of testosterone – a male sex hormone).
The role of hormones secreted by the ovaries:
- Estrogens have a role in forming the secondary sex characteristics of females during puberty and for the m maturity and maintenance of the genitals in the adult functional state of these agencies.
- Progesterone creates preparations for the pregnant uterus, and lacts in the mammary glands. The functions of progesterone together with estrogen promote changes in the endo willea during a menstrual cycle
- In particular, testosterone is the main factor that determines libido.
Ovarian removal is a surgical procedure to remove one or both ovaries, there are two ways to perform ovarian removal surgery: open surgery, or minimally invasive ovarian removal laparoscopic surgery, less pain and easier to recover. Depending on the specific case, the doctor chooses the appropriate method.
Ovarian removal procedures as a result of problems with the genitals such as ovarian cancer, endometriosis, tumors or cysts, ovarian anesthies, etc. People at higher risk for ovarian cancer or breast cancer can also reduce their risk of getting sick thanks to this procedure.
2. The effects of cutting the ovaries
What effect ovarian removal has is not what you are interested in when after the ovarian removal, ovarian removal can affect menstruation, the likelihood of pregnancy and cause some symptoms of the premenausal period.
2.1 Effects on menstruation
If one side of the ovaries is removed due to diseases such as ovarian cysts, ovarian anesthoma … after cutting one side, the other side of the ovaries still ensures the ability to secrete hormones and the woman still has monthly menstruation.
However, due to a number of causes such as ovarian cancer,high risk of breast cancer or ovarian cancer that has to be cut on both sides of the ovaries, there will be no menstruation per month.
Removing both ovaries will cause immediate menopause. As a result, the woman may suddenly experience typical symptoms of menopause such as: hotness, memory problems, mood changes, vaginal dryness … or because of a natural and gradual transition. In case of much discomfort, hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate the symptoms.
2.2 Possibility of pregnancy after ovarian shearing
The possibility of pregnancy after a one-party ovarianecting is still intact. Since 2 ovaries work independently, when cutting one side, the other side is still capable of maintaining fertility.
Removal of 2 ovaries is unlikely to successfully conceive naturally. If you want to have a child, you can still get pregnant by in viinal fertilization by considering storing eggs before the ovarian removal surgery or asking for eggs.
2.3 What effect does cutting off the ovaries affect sex life?
Cutting both ovaries significantly reduces libido ,although the new testosteron hormone is a hormone that maintains sexual desire in both men and women not only has the ovaries secreted, but the athecytic glands also secrete this hormone, but the lack of estrogen due to the ovaries has been cut, which will dry out and atrophy the vagina will greatly affect the libido
In addition, in some cases there is a ovarian healing tumor on both sides, the physician does not need to cut two ovaries, but only pecks the tumor, still tries to preserve the healing tissue of the ovaries to maintain end end endome function. The remaining healing tissue can still function compensated, does not cause end endal deficiencies and does not affect the sex life.
After cutting the ovaries due to female genital hormone deficiency can cause vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse. To limit this, alternative lubricants can be used.
Cutting off the ovaries is a surgery that does not usually apply only organically when gynecological cancer is suffered. However, after cutting 2 ovaries, the woman can still tolerate alternative hormone therapy, in order to provide additional hormones that maintain the female physique avoiding vaginal atrophy, avoiding osteoporosis, and maintaining sexual desire. However, the use of hrt replacement therapy is relatively complex, there is a slight increased risk of breast cancer and endometrial cancer, women can visit and be consulted full of benefits and risks with obstetrics specialists. At BV Share99, there are sufficient means for early screening for breast and uterus cancer, and provide adequate additional endomeal drugs in case women have 2 ovaries removed.
Before becoming a Doctor specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Share99 Central Park International Health Hub, Dr. Nguyen Chi Quang worked at Tu Du Health Hub and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy Health Hub. Ho Chi Minh City. Dr. Quang has many years of deep professional experience and strengths in the treatment of obstetric and gynecologic diseases such as:
- Laparoscopic Surgery of Uterine Fibroids
- Laparoscopic surgery of ovarian tumors
- Genital laparoscopic surgery
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