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Is pregnancy possible if one ovary is removed?

My girlfriend had had one of her ovaries removed due to cysts a few years ago, she is now getting them on her other ovary, what are the risks of losing her other ovary, do they have a chance to stop later on in her life, is there a risk of her never having kids
Thu, 1 Mar 2018
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Hello,

First of all, do not panic. You are right in thinking that ovaries are important in future childbearing. As your girlfriend had to get her one-sided ovary removed, her remaining ovary needs close attention.

She needs to know what kinds of cysts are getting formed on her remaining ovary. If it is some functional cysts or pathological cysts, future treatment should be directed with the aim of preserving the ovary. Instead of removing the ovary cystectomy should be done if the pathology permits.

Removal of the remaining ovary will not only affect her fertility but also will lead to surgical menopause and it's subsequent effects on the female body.

With both the ovaries removed the chance of her getting pregnant naturally is totally nil. So please seek expert gynecologist help before taking further treatment and planning for pregnancy.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Purushottam Neurgaonkar
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