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Is it possible that a post hysterectomy patient could have a 3rd ovary that was not found?

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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Possible

While it is extremely uncommon for a woman to have three ovaries it is possible.
More likely, when the ovaries were removed during the hysterectomy, a small portion of one of the ovaries, a remnant, was left behind.

In brief: Possible

While it is extremely uncommon for a woman to have three ovaries it is possible.
More likely, when the ovaries were removed during the hysterectomy, a small portion of one of the ovaries, a remnant, was left behind.
Dr. John Kirk
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Dr. Susan Johnson
Gynecology

In brief: Unlikely

There is one report of the presence of a 3rd ovary in the medical literature from 1880.
This ovary was accompanied by a fallopian tube which was attached to the uterus. In the unlikely event that a 3rd fallopian tube was present the gynecologic surgeon would go looking for an additional ovary.

In brief: Unlikely

There is one report of the presence of a 3rd ovary in the medical literature from 1880.
This ovary was accompanied by a fallopian tube which was attached to the uterus. In the unlikely event that a 3rd fallopian tube was present the gynecologic surgeon would go looking for an additional ovary.
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