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What are the sexual side effects of an oophorectomy for ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer can be treated with an oophorectomy (the surgical removal of one or both ovaries). Removing both ovaries will, however, induce immediate menopause. As a result, your estrogen levels will drop, which can lead to the vagina becoming very dry and thin. Removal of the ovaries can also lead to infertility, though if only one ovary is removed, fertility can still be preserved.
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