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Tip of the Day- GYN Do I keep ovaries?

Tip of the Day- GYN  How do you consent on ovarian conservation vs removal


  • Decreases risk reoperation
    • if one ovary is removed 7% risk reoperation
    • If two ovaries remain risk decreases to 3%
    • PEARL–Do not remove just one ovary this does not decrease risk
  • Risk ovarian cancer 1/70, removing BOTH ovaries decreasing risk
  • Decreased Chronic Pelvic pain


  • Increased osteoporosis
  • Increased risk CVD
  • Increased risk from HRT=stroke, blood clots
  • Risk of injury ureter, blood loss increased, technically more difficult
  • Increased risk sexual dysfunction
  • Increased risk weight gain