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Worried I wont conceive :(

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LottieBrn30 Mon 23-Oct-17 13:31:34


I am worried about conceiving and desperately want children. My husband and I started trying for children a couple of months ago. Around 3 years ago I had one of my ovaries removed due to a large cyst caused by endometriosis). Will only having 1 ovary severely reduce my chances? Will it not ovulate every month?

The doctor found mild endometriosis during my surgery and removed most of it. I never have any endo symptoms and my periods are normal (every 28 days and last a couple of days).

I'm really worried that because the doctor found some mild endometriosis and I only have 1 ovary, that this might affect my chances?

My age also concerns me, I've just turned 30. I thought this wasn't a problem, but others keep telling me I've left it too late and I'm getting too old sad

I have spoken to my doctor but obviously they cannot say 'yes' or 'no' you wont get pregnant.

Any help, advice much appreciated !!!!


Oysterbabe Mon 23-Oct-17 13:46:05

Don't worry your remaining ovary will produce an egg every month. My mum lost an ovary and went on to conceive 4 children with no problem at all. I'm sure you'll be fine flowers

Polly99 Mon 23-Oct-17 13:51:01

This is so individual. You’ll find some women with 1 ovary and endo who were fine and others for whom ttc was a battle. You have emphatically not left it too late, but you may face some challenges or find it takes a bit longer, so can you crack on now and see what happens? Lots of luck.

ArtemisBean Mon 23-Oct-17 17:00:37

You are absolutely not too old!! What a shocking thing for people to say to you at only 30! You have years before you come into the stage when things can get trickier... My mum was 42 when I was born so that just goes to show that stats aren't everything anyway. Don't listen to the naysayers. X

Hopefuleverthingcrossed Mon 23-Oct-17 19:52:29

Also 30 and ttc. Currenty cycle 7 with likely endo. Having met with a consultant gynecologist due to endo pain I was advised that where it is normal to take up to a year for a healthy couple to conceive, endo makes it 'normal' to take up to two years! Keeping everything crossed for us both.

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