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One ovary trying to conceive

Just last month I had an emergency ovarian surgery,where they had removed my entire ovary on my left side! Dr says I can start trying to have a baby now but that it will take longer than six months:/ I don't even know what ovulation feels like anymore! And I'm trying so hard not to think to hard about getting pregnant! Has anybody gone through this same situation? If so can you let me know what worked for you.
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I did not go through this,  but from experience of this issue,  I would get an ovulation kit so you know when you are ovulating.  Now you should only ovulate every other  month with only one ovarian. Use the ovulation kit so when you are ovulating you will hAve the best chance of getting pregnant.
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Its not true that you ovulate every other month.  I also have one ovary due to surgery.  Google ovulation signs and get ovulation predictor tests that measure LH surge.  Taking your basal body temperature with a special thermometer every morning is the only way to confirm ovulation other than tests the doctor can run.  Your fertile years will be shorter with one ovary, you probably have 10 or so years left depending on how old you are.  I'm dealing with infertility now because of my surgery 9 years ago.  Don't believe when people reassure you, insist on ovarian reserve testing, I wish I had.  Your gynecologist doesn't know everything.  Good luck!
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