Having one or both ovaries removed, can I not use frozen eggs to get pregnant if both are removed?

I'm almost 30 and I've been told that my left ovary will have to be removed but maybe also my right as well but this will be decided at my operation. I've been told I might be a candidate for egg harvesting, can I only get pregnant with egg freezing when I've got one ovary left? What happens if both are removed?

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

There are several women that have had one ovary removed. It should not affect your fertility or the age you will reach the menopause. If the plan includes removal of both ovaries during same operation then egg freezing is a serious option to consider. Please contact us to discuss such procedure and the implications.