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Worried I wont ever get pregnant ? :(

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LottieBrn30 Mon 23-Oct-17 13:39:31


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 !!!!


Mumbofeet Mon 23-Oct-17 13:49:40

I dont know too much about endometriosis but my friend only has 1 ovary and she has got three children. The first two she conceived pretty easily and the third took her a few years (will never know if thats due to 1 ovary or other factors). She was 34 when she had her last. She didn't need any fertility treatment or anything though. Hope that helps a little, try and relax and just let nature take its course, I've found that once you stop stressing over whether it will happen, conception comes much easier. Good luck flowers

JoJoSM2 Mon 23-Oct-17 14:15:06

If you’re worried, you could go for some fertility investigations to confirm if you ovulate regularly and what the state of affairs with endo is. These issues might cause you problems or they might not - no one can predict if and how easily you’ll get pregnant.

Eryri1981 Mon 23-Oct-17 14:30:37

I am 36 and have Endometriosis (clinically diagnosed based on symptoms, not surgically confirmed), I took 5 months to conceive (currently 25 weeks), and missed the crucial week for trying once, maybe twice, due to travelling down south to see my terminally ill dad.

I have no idea how much impact only having one ovary will have for you, sorry.

I had also convinced myself that it would take ages/ wouldn't happen and had started to loose faith already after just 5 months. I had just reached the point of ordering ovulation test kits, but never got as far as using them when I found out I was pregnant, so I now have about 50 of the bloody things sat in the bathroom drawer.

Good luck and hang in there.

Polarbearflavour Mon 23-Oct-17 15:33:17

I don’t know about the other issues but 30 is deffo not too old! Good luck, I hope you get pregnant soon smile

cherryontopp Mon 23-Oct-17 17:07:41

Don't listen to other people, they're talking utter shite. 30 is not old to have children, certainly not these days!
As far as your endo and one ovary, the only you can know is by getting tests done. Normally GPs don't test unless you've been trying for a year but with yoir history, They may give you tests now and then you can know roughly what your chances are and there's no harm in telling them you've been trying a little longer than you actually have

LadyPug Mon 23-Oct-17 18:53:23

Hey OP, I just wanted to say I have endometriosis and although I have both ovaries (so I’m unsure of the impact of this), I was told by the top gynaecologist specialist in the county that I would struggle to have children because of this and my age (30) and should have a hysterectomy. I didn’t and I conceived with dd after 4 months of trying and with current baby first time (it was an accident!). Just to let you know never say never

Moanyoldcow Mon 23-Oct-17 19:05:08

My friend has one ovary and a bicornate womb. Remaining ovary is polycystic. She was told she'd be very unlikely to conceive naturally. She was pregnant 2 months after her ovary was removed - it was picked up on her post op check.

Totally normal pregnancy and healthy lovely baby.

CoffeeAndCupcakes85 Mon 23-Oct-17 20:40:08

Try not to worry. Obviously you won't know the full picture until you've been trying quite a while and potentially had fertility investigations BUT people get pregnant all the time with "worse" fertility problems and at a much older age. Also remember that there is so much the doctors can do these days (e.g. If you are ovulating less they may be able to prescribe Clomid or something...however from my limited knowledge I think the one ovary often works harder to make up for the missing ovary, and in any event, most women don't ovulate every single month anyway!). Please remember that it takes many healthy couples a year or more to conceive, so try not to panic now as it's still really early days. I speak from experience there!

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