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one ovary

Posted In: Fertility conditions 11 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 7, 2007
  • 07:26 PM

I am 19 and because of surgery I am left with only one good ovary. I hope that I will still be able to get pregnant in the future - after all ovaries alternate when they ovulate, so I am told. Anyone does know more about this? Thanks

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  • I was born with only one fallopian tube and one ovary and I had three successful pregnancies with no problem getting pregnant. I did not know I only had the one tube and ovary until I had a tubal ligation after my third child. God Bless.
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  • I saw on Discovery Health Channel a lady that had one ovary had a ectopic pregnancy and the next time she got pregnant she had a successful pregnancy. So If she can do it and the others that posted a reply could do It then I guess you will have a good chance to. Good Luck!! Babies are wonderful!
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  • yes, every month your alternate, one releases an egg one month and the other the next, one way you could figure this out is to go to the doc and have an ultrasound done about the time your egg is being released, that way you know what month to try and not to try.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 14, 2008
    • 05:01 PM
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  • Your ovaries do not alternate every cycle. Each cycle, both ovaries produce follicles, each containing an egg. Each follicle is in a race to be the first one to release its egg. Each cycle, you have pretty much a 50/50 chance of either ovary releasing an egg, so approximately 50% of the time, your right ovary releases the egg, and the left one does it the other 50%. But it's not necessarily alternating. You could ovulate from the right ovary three months in a row, and the left one the next three months. Or you could ovulate from the right one five months in a row, then once from the left, and five more times from the month. It's all up to chance.I too was born with only one tube and one ovary. I found out about it at the c-section of my daughter, who we conceived with no trouble. (I'm now having some secondary infertility issues, however.) Your one ovary will compensate for the missing one. I still ovulate every month despite only having the one. Since the one you have left is no longer in a "race" with another ovary, you will just always ovulate from that one, provided you don't have any other underlying problems. It will produce enough hormones to help you function normally. Our bodies are pretty smart. Good luck!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 9, 2008
    • 10:00 PM
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  • Im 19 and I had a surgery last year to remove one of my ovaries and i was born with only one kidney, i have been trying with my boyfriend off and on for about a year and a half, when i got worried i went to my ob-gyn she told me my one ovary is in good shape and i have just as much chance of concieving as anyone else however due to my one kidny i will be considered a "high risk" pregnancy. any way i get nervous because i havent concieved yet and i want kids any suggestions? I dont think they will perform infertility screens yet untill i get older.... let me know thanks you all are great
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    • October 6, 2008
    • 04:44 AM
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  • I am 20 years old and I had one of my ovaries removed when I was 17 because I had a cyst. The DR. had told me that I still had another small cyst in the other ovary. I thought I was never gonna have a baby so I kept trying just to asssure me that I can still have a baby . Now I have a 1year old and I wish some one would of told me that i colud still get pregnant with just one ovary. I would of waited instead of rushing. So I advise you not to worry YOU COULD GET PREGNANT!
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  • I am 19 and because of surgery I am left with only one good ovary. I hope that I will still be able to get pregnant in the future - after all ovaries alternate when they ovulate, so I am told. Anyone does know more about this? ThanksI'm 22, I apparently was only born with one ovary. The doctor's told me I would never be able to have children. At the age of 20 I was pregnant, I successfully had a healthy baby girl. At the age of 21 (2 months after my daughter was born) I found out i was pregnant again and successfully delivered my son. So much for being infertile. I did have many complications with my second pregnancy but that had nothing to do with having one ovary that had to do with having children to close together. So Yes it is still possible-- i do recommend waiting a year or so inbetween having children though. Best of luck to you.
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  • Well , You could ovulate from the right ovary three months in a row, and the left one the next three months. Or you could ovulate from the right one five months in a row, then once from the left, and five more times from the month. It's all up to chance.
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  • I had my left ovary removed when I was 30 due to a large cystic mass. The following year I conceived my son on our first try & had a surprise pregnancy that ended with a daughter. Both my kids are happy & healthy. I couldn't say that my experience would be similar to yours, but there is no reason to think you'll have a problem until a reproductive specialist tells you otherwise.Best of luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2010
    • 03:46 AM
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  • I have had 5 successful pregnancies and 1 miscarriage with twins. I went in for a tubal ligation yesterday and my doctor told me when I woke up that I only have 1 ovary and 1 fallopian tube. She said god was on my side because most people have trouble conceiving with the condition I have. So I feel very blessed to have my children. Good luck to anyone who has this condition. You are in my prayers!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 21, 2014
    • 04:41 PM
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  • I am 27 years old and I have had 5 successful pregnancies and 1 miscarriage with twins. I went in yesterday to have a tubal ligation and my doctor told me when I woke up that I only have 1 ovary and 1 tube. I was shocked because ive been pregnant 6 times and none of the doctors ever noticed it. But my doctor said god must have been on my side because im lucky I got pregnant and didnt have a tubal pregnancie. My advice is if ur meant to have a baby u will so dont worry.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 21, 2014
    • 04:49 PM
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