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Posted by: Haily | 2010/11/09

Pregnancy and one ovary

Hi doc

I had one of my ovaries removed 8 months ago after having a 14cm cystic teratoma in my abdomin and I am getting married next month. I am concerned about my chances of falling pregnant. My gynae says that if I go on birth control it will help to " store"  eggs until I am ready to fall pregnant. But I hear so many scary stories from friends who knew people with the same problem that struggled to fall pregnant after being on birth control. I dnt want to risk it by going on birth control, but I also dnt want to risk falling pregnant on my wedding night.

My question is: With one ovary, is taking birth control recommended?

Thanking you in advance :)

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Your chances of falling pregnant with one ovary are only slightly less than with two, so you certainly could fall pregnant. The Pill has not long term effects on fertility.

Best wishes

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/11/11

Your chances of falling pregnant with one ovary are only slightly less than with two, so you certainly could fall pregnant. The Pill has not long term effects on fertility.

Best wishes

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