|As with any procedure performed under general anesthesia, reaction to the anesthesia and breathing problems are possible complications. Other complications include bleeding (hemorrhage), infection, blood clots (thromboembolism), or bands of scar tissue (adhesions) that can cause pain, infertility, and/or intestinal blockage. On rare occasions, the bowels or vessels may be injured during surgery and require additional surgical repair.|
Longer-term complications occur when ovaries are removed prior to menopause. When unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is used for premenopausal women, normal hormone production continues in the remaining ovary. However, when bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is used for premenopausal women, normal hormone production is halted. Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy causes acute menopause, a condition that often requires hormone replacement therapy. Since estrogen levels in premenopausal women are higher than those in postmenopausal women, premenopausal women require a much higher dose of estrogen or hormone replacement than women entering menopause naturally.
Following bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, the woman will be infertile.
Source: Medical Disability Advisor