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No period after ovarian cystectomy

Hi.... I wondered if anyone had any advice on the following:

I had an ovarian cystectomy in September 2015 to remove a complex cyst of about 5cm x 5cm. I have been told that my ovary has not been removed and therefore I shouldn't really have any problems with fertility.

I had been taking Cerazette contraceptive pill since I was 21 and I'm now nearly 30, since December 2015 I have not taken Cerazette.

My concern is that I haven't had a period as yet (nearly 2 months on) and I am slightly concerned - historically if I forgot to take my Cerazette or ran out for any longer than 2-3 days then I would have a period albeit light but it would still happen.

I am worried that the cystectomy has upset my cycle or worse affected my fertility - I currently have no children and I have been to see the GP but because I am not in a relationship he is reluctant to refer me for more advanced fertility testing and has only suggested bloods for hormone levels - which I am waiting on the results for.

Any advice on periods post cystectomy would be good - I just don't know whether I need to accept that it has messed up my cycles and that they will regulate again, or if I genuinely need to be concerned about my fertility.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers, Tasha
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I would not worry just yet. You theoretically switch from ovary to ovary with eggs each two months. Then with the disruption of surgery it may take sometimes for things to get back to normal.
Alex
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Thank you... I know I'm probably over worrying but these things are important at this age. Thanks for the reassurance xx
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Not knowing leads to worry. My gyn says there still is so much they do not know about the female reproduction system.  In my own life the unknown is the hardest thing to deal with.
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