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    jennmorgan posted:
    What are the odds of ovulation with one ovary? Every month? Everyother? I can't seem to get any right answer from anyone.. doctor won't say.... not even to give me an idea. Trying to have second baby..lost ovary and c section with last birth last year.
    Yvette Smith, MD, MPH responded:
    Generally we believe your chance of conceiving is unchanged. When someone loses one ovary, it appears the other ovary takes over and does the work of both ovaries. Hence, continued regular periods and regular ovulations. You could do temperature charting to confirm that you are ovulating every month. Good luck!
    chrissyj269 responded:
    Not sure about ovulation with one ovary, but I know it is possible to get pregnant with just one for my mom did it 3 times...after 5 years of her TTC she finally went to the dr and they found out her tubes were tied (LONG STORY)...but since when they ct her tubes in the first place they cut one too high so when they went to untie them they could only do the one side...anyways she eventually had my sister Alicia, then when she was 2 my mom had her appendix removed at this time she started she went on a mild fertility drug and low behold another sister was born...then they decided no more shortly after we moved to FL for they were enjoying going out like every weekend just them, but when my mom's cycle skipped she tested and sure enough she was preggo again...she was happy for she loves kids and low and behold my brother...but she did go through complication with and after him...for she had a stroke and was in the hospital 2 months after he was born due to a staff infection they finally realized when a puss pocket burst under her c-section I know it is possible to pregnant with just one ovary...I hope to find things work out for ya and Good Luck!

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