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    Can I still produce eggs with one ovary & having had a hysterectomy
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    ab2coop posted:
    I feel a little stupid asking this question but I had to have a hysterectomy when I was 26. I have two amazing kids but have since remarried. My husband has one daughter that is still very young and we would love to have more, even though I can't. I was wondering if since I still have one ovary can it produce enough "eggs" to possibly be able to use a surrogate? We both are all for adoption but we wanted to explore this option first. Any insight on this is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    phoenix31674 responded:
    You would need to talk to your doctor, but I don't see why you couldn't have your eggs harvested for a surrogate.
     
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    Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
    The real way to find this information is to meet with a Reproductive Endocrinologist (REI). They are OB/GYN physicians who subspecialize in the area you are very interested in.

    For me to answer is just speculation. I do not have the proper training to know. I do know they stimulate the ovaries with medications that make many eggs.

    My only concern is having only one egg you may have a harder time producing the number of eggs to make the process work.

    The only way to find out is to make the appointment with the subspecialist above. Some of this has everything to do with age, and some basic hormone levels.

    Good luck to you.
     
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    ab2coop replied to Robert O Atlas, MD's response:
    Thank you both. I am 33 and have not had any signs of Menopause just yet. :) I'm hoping for the best.
     
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    ButterflyBaby1107 responded:
    I only have one ovary due to an ovarian cyst that twisted. I had to have an emergency surgery and they had to remove the right ovary. I was able to get pregnant and am pregnant with my second child. You will want to talk to your doctor though.
     
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    ab2coop replied to ButterflyBaby1107's response:
    I plan on going to see my Dr. soon. Since I can't carry a child, due to my hysterectomy, we thought a surrogate would be a great option. Adoption is always an option too.
     
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    taga2001 responded:
    My man has always wanted a baby of his own flesh and blood I had a hysterectomy too have my left ovary still and we were wondering this same thing all this info has given me some hope cuz I was about to let the love of my life go cuz I feel like I'm holding him back from true happiness thank u so much everyone for posting all of this info I'm happier than I've been in weeks!!!!


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