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How will ovary removal surgery affect fertility?

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Younger women considering ovary removal surgery may have concerns about their fertility, or whether or not they can become pregnant.

It will depend on your situation. For example, if only one ovary is removed, the remaining ovary will probably still produce estrogen. And you will still have a menstrual cycle and be able to become pregnant.

There are other ways to aid your fertility. Make sure you talk to your doctor about all your options.

SOURCES:

Women’s Health.

Hall, J. , February 2006. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mayo Clinic, “Tests and Procedures, Oophorectomy.”

University of Michigan.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), “Surgical Removal of Ovaries and Tubes.”

NYU School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Women’s Health.

Hall, J. , February 2006. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mayo Clinic, “Tests and Procedures, Oophorectomy.”

University of Michigan.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), “Surgical Removal of Ovaries and Tubes.”

NYU School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2018

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