What Is Ovarian Remnant Syndrome? How Serious Is It?

0 22 August 2023
What Is Ovarian Remnant Syndrome? How Serious Is It?

Ovarian Remnant Syndrome is a severe yet rare medical problem that can happen to women who have had surgery to remove either part of their ovary or both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Given the fundamental role of the ovaries and fallopian tubes in reproduction, removal is prescribed only as a last resort. “These procedures are performed for the right reasons after weighing potential complications. Yet, in rare cases, Ovarian Remnant Syndrome may strike the women, causing a host of problems for them,” says Neelima Mantri, the leading female gynaecologist in Mumbai. So, what makes Ovarian Remnant Syndrome dangerous, and how is it treated? Read on to know what gynaecologist Dr. Neelima Mantri has to say.

How serious is Ovarian Remnant Syndrome?

Ovarian Remnant Syndrome happens when the small parts of the reproductive organs (ovaries or fallopian tubes) are left behind in the body. These leftover tiny bits of tissues may sometimes trigger abnormal hormonal activity, which triggers various health problems for women undergoing surgery. What makes Ovarian Remnant Syndrome dangerous is its ability to initiate and exacerbate a host of reproductive issues for women, which include: Hormone Imbalances: