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Where Do the Eggs Go after Hysterectomy?

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Woman asking where do her eggs go after hysterectomyI’ve had a hysterectomy but kept my ovaries. What happens to the eggs each month when I ovulate?

You’ve had a hysterectomy and kept your ovaries. You wanted the benefit of producing hormones naturally and avoiding immediate menopause. That means every month one of your ovaries will go through the ovulation process as it has since you entered puberty. But what happens to the egg that's released during ovulation? Where does it go? What happens to it?

During the ovulation process, you may experience a twinge of pain. You could also continue experiencing PMS as you did prior to your hysterectomy. That lets you know your ovaries are continuing to work, providing you with the hormones you need. It also means an egg has matured and been released.

Your eggs are cells that are as small in size as a period at the end of a sentence. They’re barely visible to the naked eye. When they’re released by your ovary after a hysterectomy, the tiny egg floats into the pelvic or abdominal cavity where it dissolves and is reabsorbed by your body. It's the same process that happens to many other cells in your body that go through their life cycle every day.

Because you still have your ovaries, it may be possible to harvest your remaining eggs if you are interested in surrogacy. It will depend on the reason for your hysterectomy and the health of your ovaries. A fertility specialist can help you determine if you are a candidate and what steps you will need to take.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

07-14-2016 - 11:47 AM


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