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A 24-year-old member asked:

I just had a unilateral laparoscopic oophorectomy done. how will my menstrual cycles be now?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No change : As long as your other ovary is functioning normal you should not see any difference in your menstrual cycles. The other ovary will produce all of the normal hormone levels.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 44 years experience
Normal: The stress of surgery or removal of a cyst may throw off the first cycle, but then you should return to a normal monthly pattern. As long as you have one healthy ovary, you will ovulate once a month. You will go through menopause at the same age you would have if you had 2 ovaries.
Last updated Nov 7, 2017
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