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Removal of Ovary

I have just recently had surgery to remove one ovary, and the healing is slow but steady.  It was done because of abnormally enlarged ovary that had been followed for many months, with suspicious findings on Ultrasound/MRI/CT Scan.  I am just 30 years of age, and endured Hysterectomy about one year ago.  I am still sore, trying to take every day as it comes and keep my spirits up.  I hope that my one remaining ovary will do well, and be able to maintain hormonal balance.  The good news is that it looked healthy. That was one of my biggest fears when I had my Hyst, was something happening to my ovaries.  Then I found myself back in the operating room facing yet another surgery, my eleventh.  I was very scared about the procedure, but was attended with compassionate care by my surgeon and OR team.  It made it all a little easier.  Now the long wait for the Pathology...keeping the faith!  Would appreciate any insight that you may have.  Those of you who may have one remaining ovary, and how if functioned over time?  Positive stories?  Blessings.
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Hi, Blessings.  I feel bad that you have not had any responses to your post.  I had a hyst and a bilateral oophrectomy (both ovaries removed) a year ago.  I can't answer your questions, but I CAN direct you to a place where you might find some answers.  I found such GREAT support at hystersisters.com.  Please know that I am in no way affiliated with them, just a grateful "sister" who  wouldn't have survived half as well if it weren't for that incredible site!  Hope all goes well . . .
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i am 16 years old and had one ovary removed at the age of 13 and everything is fine now. but after i had the operation i never had my period for 5 months and was not sexually active.  the only thing that bothers me is the cramps the are horrible i had to get a perscription for them over the counter drugs just didn't cut it. I also had a cyst on my right one so that didnt help much. everything will be fine.
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First, I want to say how sorry I am for all of you who have had to go through this ordeal, but I am also very happy that things are progressing with you and everybody's operation was a success.  Hopefully everyone will continue to have great health.

I had an appt. w/my gyno yesterday and while she was pressing down on my abdomen, she couldn't find my right ovary, for some reason.  I also had an appt. (2 hrs. later) for my mammo)so she decided to call and get me an appt. added on to have a sonogram (vaginal probe).  I have had a fibroid hanging off of my uterus for about five years now,  and it hasn't gotten any bigger, so I was aware of this, but yesterday, the on-site radiologist discovered that the lining of my uterus was thickening; caused by 3 things: 1) glandular 2) a polyp or 3) endometrial cancer which she pretty much didn't think it was.  Also she discovered a cyst on my right ovary.  Needless to say, my gyno called me last night and we discussed procedures and she wants me to have an edometrial biopsy next week to find out the cause of the thickening of my uterus, and will schedule the removal of the ovary and fibroid early Sept.  The fibroid is about the size of a baseball.  I can't tell I even have it.  It has caused me no pain or discomfort all this time, but I figure, while she's in there removing the ovary, she may as well remove the fibroid.  I am very fortunate to live in Pittsburgh because we have some of the top surgeons and hospitals in the country.  Most people aren't aware of that fact unless you live here.  Anyway, this news couldn't have come at a worse time.  I gave notice at work and my last day is this Friday.  I was planning on moving to Tenn. to finally be with my fiance in early October, so I'm hoping this operation will not set me back to much.  I'm pretty sure my doctor is doing the surgery laporascopically.  Have any of you had this procedure and if so, what is the time frame of healing? Also I should mention that I will be 50 next week, have no children, nor did I ever want any, so this was never an issue.
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Hi, i'm 21 now but when i was 16 i had to have 3 cysts removed, one 7cm one 15cm and one 31cm as well as my right ovay... it has been 5 years now and everything is fine, scars have healed so you can hardly see them and i have had no further complications, stillable to conceive when the time comes and i live a very normal life! hope that makes you feel a little brighter about the future!
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I am 18 now and I had my left ovary removed at the age of 10 years old.  Apparently it had not developed correctly or something and starting in the summer before I had it removed it started making me really sick.  Apparently it had grown to about graprefuit size and could very well have ruptured.  The doctors didn't catch my problem at first because this type of problem usually occurs in women in much later years.  Luckily we found it in time and it was removed.  I was wondering if anyone else has had anything like this.  Also, I don't exactly remember what the name of this type of surgery was called.  If anyone can answer this that would be helpful.  Also I was wondering if having one ovary removed makes menopause hit earlier.  Just wondering.  Thanks!
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Hi.

   I am 26 years old.I had a procedure on Oct 27 and my left ovary was removed. Due to the Ovarian cyst , ovary was twisted. I was recovered within a week and I am very much comfortable with my regular activities and periods are also regular.

    But in my periods I am getting heavy pain on right side and after 2 months I am getting light pain on regular days too. Is this expected. Now I am planning for a baby. I am very much scared.

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