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Answered 2006-05-03 17:51:33

Just because you have one ovary, does not mean the time period that your body deems necessary for carrying children shortens. Although rare, early menopause is possible and has many causes. Severe medications, and drugs used for cancer treatment such as chemotherapy have been known to be a factor in early menopause. Regardless of the cause, if you haven't had a period for more than three months your best bet is to check it out with your gyno.


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menopause signifies and end to a woman's fertility, however it can take a number of years to go through the premenopause and pregnancy is still possible. Menopause is only complete once there has been no period for twelve months at least.

First, it would depend on why you only have one ovary-- most females have two. But sometimes an ovary is removed because of a disease like cancer, although it's more common to remove both ovaries when cancer is diagnosed. But if for some reason you have one ovary, you would still have your period (although some sources say women with only one ovary go through menopause earlier). And you could still become pregnant (if you wanted to). In fact, unless you have other conditions (like cysts), having only one ovary should not be a big problem in your life.

Menopause is only a term for the change that happens to women when they cease to be able to have babies. So if a woman has had a child or not she will usually go through the menopause at about late forties or fifties.

If you mean by full hysterectomy a total hysterectomy i.e. removal of the uterus and cervix then one ovary will produce the necessary hormones that two ovaries would. You will go into menopause at the time you normally would (average 51.7 yrs). Only if both ovaries are removed will you go into immediate menopause. There is some anecdotal evidence that having a hysterectomy may bring on an earlier menopause than would have occurred without.

On average, menopause occurs at 51 years of age. This is only an average, and many women go through menopause earlier or later than that. It can occur anywhere between 40 and 60 years of age. If it is earlier than 40, then it is considered early menopause. Some women go through menopause because of surgery or because it's chemically induced. Women who smoke tend to go through menopause a little earlier than others. Menopause is said to occur after 12 consecutive months with no period.

Both women in the relationship gp through menopause. So the only affect would be getting old and not really in to sexual activity.

Yes. But with no Fallopian tubes, you can not get pregnant.

No, only women get a menopause aged 45-55.

Surgical menopause refers to menopause induced by removal of the uterus and or ovaries. It is menopause. The cause is the only difference. You will still have dryness, sweats, moodiness and irritability.

No, menopause is a primate-only event in which menstrual cycles become erratic and then cease. As dogs do not have menstrual cycles, they do not go through menopause. Dogs have estrus cycles, and under certain conditions can go through a period of anestrus when they stop having estrus cycles. Late in life, a female dog may permanently go into anestrus, but this is not all that common.

Eggs only move from the ovaries to the uterus. They never move from one ovary to the other ovary.

Can you get Pregnant with only one tube one ovary and being tied?

No. Menopause is the period when women stop menstruating, and since cats do not menstruate in the first place, they cannot go through menopause. Only primates, such as humans and chimps, menstruate. (Cats will bleed a little while in heat, but this is part of the estrous cycle, which is not the same. Estrus in cats is closer to the period right after menstruation in humans.) They don't even go through menopause in the sense of ceasing to experience estrus; cats remain fertile throughout life.

can the reproductive system of a female function if there is only one ovary

The Bible doesn't say, only that she had gone through menopause.

The term menopause applies only to women, and it is specifically about changes in female reproductive system that come at a certain age (around 50) but there is a somewhat comparable phenomenon in men which is called andropause.

in most cases the ovaries are also removed in a hysterectomy. if not even when you menstrate only one ovary is working not both (usually). and each time doesnt necessarily mean it the ovaries switch off "working". so yes it is possible but if it concerns you dont be afraid to consult your doctor.

It can effect one or both ovaries.

Yes it is quite possible. I have friends that were told that their chances would be slim but they were able to conceive without any trouble. Yes, if she has a functioning second ovary and other reproductive parameters are also functioning. Eggs normally come from both ovaries and often in turn. However with only one functioning ovary, an egg can be expelled on each cycle. There is some consideration which must be given to the root cause of only having one ovary. There are conditions which produce only one ovary while also altering other parameters of the reproductive system. You question implied you were only concerned about the "one overy aspect" so the answer is "YES."

Yes, a woman can live with only one ovary. The other ovary will take over the hormonal functions of the missing one, and fertility will be only minimally affected.

Generally only one ovum per month. It is possible for each ovary to produce one or more at the same time, this is how fraternal twins are possible.

The female reproductive system still works (a female is still able to have children) with only one ovary.

Typically the only result of having one ovary is that you produce half as many eggs. It can be harder to get pregnant, but it is also not uncommon for women to have only one functioning ovary and not even know it.

The ovaries contain eggs (which formed in the ovary during childhood) and these are matured by the ovary (usually one at a time) in follicles which then come to the surface of the ovary and burst to release the egg into the top of the fallopian tube. Thus if multiple follicles have been detected in an ovary, that ovary is developing more than one egg at a time - this can result non identical twins. Usually only one follicle is developed to maturity at a time but it is possible to stimulate the ovary to produce more (using hormones) as part of interventions relating to infertility treatments.

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