I'm also curious, I have a c-section like scar from the surgery, and since the operation I have had swelling above the incision. It is not very painful, it feels like a bruise, and feels quite hard.I was wondering did anyone else experience this and should I be worried about it?
I had laparoscopic surgery about 6 months ago to have an ovarian cyst removed. My surgeon had to remove my right ovary and fallopian tube as well. My surgeon told me that with the removal of only one ovary I shouldn't experience any hormonal issues...and I haven't. Apparently, the remaining ovary takes over and everything is exactly the same as it was before the surgery. I have regular periods, exactly as before the surgery. Nothing has changed. My surgeon also recommended I go back on the pill, and I plan to do so soon.
As far as getting pregnant in the future goes, I don't think its an issue when you only have one ovary. Again, the other ovary takes over and you still have regular periods, so from what I've heard, there are no issues trying to get pregnant just because you only have one ovary.
Sorry I can't comment on the swelling your experiencing above your incision. Since I had lapraoscopic surgery my incisions were very small and can't compare to yours. Did you have your post-op doctor's appointment yet? I would certainly discuss the swelling with your doc.
Good luck to you.
I had a cyst removed & lost my ovary & fallopian tube 3 years ago. Afterwards I was extremely worried that I would not be able to have children, or have a lot of trouble conceiving at least. I am now expecting my second baby, so having only one ovary & tube hasn't affected my fertility. Also my periods became regular straight away, every 28 days, its true that the remaining ovary takes over the job of two, I still find this amazing every time I think about it :)