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How long does it take to recover from ovary removal surgery?

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Your doctor will give you instructions about your return to an active lifestyle after ovary removal surgery. But, in general, how quickly you can return to normal activities depends on your overall medical condition before surgery, the reason for your surgery, and the way your surgery was done. Most women return to an active life about 6 weeks after surgery. Women who had laparoscopic surgery or robot-assisted surgery generally have quicker recoveries of about 2 weeks.

SOURCES:

Women’s Health.

Hall, J. , February 2006. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mayo Clinic, “Tests and Procedures, Oophorectomy.”

University of Michigan.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), “Surgical Removal of Ovaries and Tubes.”

NYU School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Women’s Health.

Hall, J. , February 2006. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mayo Clinic, “Tests and Procedures, Oophorectomy.”

University of Michigan.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), “Surgical Removal of Ovaries and Tubes.”

NYU School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

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