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    Hello

    I had a hysterectomy in 2004 aged 32 and i have kept one ovary, my right one


    do i still make eggs and my body absorbs them?

    I hope you can shed some light on my question

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    Hi louise.

    I am pretty sure with a hysterectomy that because there is no uterus you then go Into menopaus5 (correct me if I'm wrong).
    Therefore not producing eggs anymore.

    As far as I know
    Yes fat lazy fingers did write this =)
    Nah that's not correct. My mum had a hysterectomy at age 23 and they left her ovaries so she didn't go into menopause. She's 47 and still hasn't.

    I believe that if you still have your ovary, then you still produce eggs and they get absorbed, as you said. Just asked my DP who is a midwife and she said this is what happens

    ETA: ovaries produce hormones that trigger the release of eggs and you go into menopause when there are no more eggs left
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    I am pretty sure with a hysterectomy that because there is no uterus you then go Into menopaus5 (correct me if I'm wrong).
    Therefore not producing eggs anymore.


    im yet to go into menopause as i still have 1 ovary which they kept to avoid early Menopause.

    I have this strong urge to want to donate eggs to help ppl,, i wish i hadnt had my hysterectomy but had to for medical reasons

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    im yet to go into menopause as i still have 1 ovary which they kept to avoid early Menopause.

    I have this strong urge to want to donate eggs to help ppl,, i wish i hadnt had my hysterectomy but had to for medical reasons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    im yet to go into menopause as i still have 1 ovary which they kept to avoid early Menopause.

    I have this strong urge to want to donate eggs to help ppl,, i wish i hadnt had my hysterectomy but had to for medical reasons
    That's so generous of you :-)
    Maybe speak with your doctor. If you haven't hit menopause, you would most likely still be producing eggs ;-)

    Good luck!!

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    would i be to old at 41 though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    would i be to old at 41 though?
    I'm not sure. I don't think so but I'm not a professional, sorry! I hope it goes well

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    I think from reading threads on here they like eggs from younger donors. I'm not 100% though so best to check with a fertility clinic.
    If you were donating to a friend though it would be different story.
    Taking out your uterus alone shouldn't cause menopause, you should still produce eggs and yes your body just absorbs them. If you'd had a salpingoophrectomy (that's where they take the uterus, Fallopian tubes and ovaries) then yes you'd definitely have menopause.
    Good luck on your journey I think it's a really lovely selfless act wanting to help another person have a baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    I think from reading threads on here they like eggs from younger donors. I'm not 100% though so best to check with a fertility clinic.
    If you were donating to a friend though it would be different story.
    Taking out your uterus alone shouldn't cause menopause, you should still produce eggs and yes your body just absorbs them. If you'd had a salpingoophrectomy (that's where they take the uterus, Fallopian tubes and ovaries) then yes you'd definitely have menopause.
    Good luck on your journey I think it's a really lovely selfless act wanting to help another person have a baby!

    I had everything bar one ovary taken out...

    maybe i should "find a friend" as my age may be a disadvantage..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossompossum View Post
    Louise that is such a massivr thing ti do! That Is very special what a lovely thing to do. Giving someone the gift if a child! Wishing you all the best!!

    Yes fat lazy fingers did write this =)

    Thank you

    I have been researching online and so far havent found much info, lots if you want to find a donor..

    Im ringing my GP monday to see what i can do... I really want to do this


 

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