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If I leave one ovary will I still go through menopause
Will I still be able to have orgasms or does it mess that up completely?
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replied February 8th, 2009
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Yes, you will still go through menopause...If you have them taken out you go through Surgical Menopause...This happens immediately...This is interesting as I had my Uterus and Ovaries taken out at the same time and nothing ever phased me....I just kept on doing whatever it was that I was doing...

Now about the orgasms....Believe me it has nothing to do with your sex life....I believe that a woman can mess around with her mind and think this....From day one as soon as I recovered, we were all that we ever were and then some....And may I add, it keeps getting better......Don't worry....It is the neatest time of your life...

Take care,
Caroline
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replied February 8th, 2009
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I have to disagree with Caroline. Having one healthy, normal ovary will not cause you to experience menopause. Just as one testicle produces sufficient sex hormones for a man to father children and achieve an orgasm, one ovary should be able to provide enough sex hormones for you to become pregnant and have a healthy, satisfying sex life.
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replied February 9th, 2009
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deteragram wrote:
I have to disagree with Caroline. Having one healthy, normal ovary will not cause you to experience menopause. Just as one testicle produces sufficient sex hormones for a man to father children and achieve an orgasm, one ovary should be able to provide enough sex hormones for you to become pregnant and have a healthy, satisfying sex life.


Hi and I am sorry that I did not make this plain....The title of this Thread was "If I leave one ovary will I still go through Menopause?"....She did not say "at once", but will I go through it....This was the question that I answered....I did not say that this was immediate, but that this would happen....
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replied February 9th, 2009
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I'm not one to argue semantics but I guess this is a matter of interpretation. I assumed she was asking if that would cause her to go into menopause immediately. Either way, both of us have valid information that she needs to know.
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replied February 9th, 2009
Thank you both
you were both very helpful
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replied December 26th, 2011
only have one ovary
Im 18 yrs old, and I had one ovary removed at the age of 14. I did not experience any sort of menopause, and there was never a sexual difference. Its exactly the same as when i had two.... The only thing that changed was my periods. they went from normal to much more painful, so I now just take birth control to control them. But seriously only having one ovary doesn't change anything....
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replied January 27th, 2010
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I am 51 and had my uterus (fibroids) and one ovary (ugly looking but not cancerous) removed on 12/8/09.

I am experiencing cramping (twice since my surgery) that I normally had when I had my period and I am !**@! here lately. And cry at things that wouldn't have pulled a tear prior to my surgery.

My doc, although I like her personally, didn't tell me anything about what I might experience after surgery. So I assumed nothing.
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