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Question: Harvesting an egg - Only One Ovary

 mysharona0815 - Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:06 pm

I have had a hysterectomy...leaving one ovary. I am wondering what the chances are of this ovary producing viable eggs for harvest. How do I test for this?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:40 pm

User avatar Hello,
Unfortunately at your age it would not be recommended for you to harvest eggs. Mothers in their 40s that you hear about through the media (many are celebrities) usually use donor eggs from younger mothers since the risks rise dramatically at age 40 or so. It seems our eggs, present from birth in the ovaries, age over the years and are not usually good candidates for conception. But, one ovary is adequate if all other factors were favorable.

Best wishes.


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