Can You Get Pregnant After a Hysterectomy If You Still Have Your Ovaries?

Can You Get Pregnant After a Hysterectomy If You Still Have Your Ovaries?

Can You Get Pregnant After a Hysterectomy If You Still Have Your Ovaries?

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus (also known as the womb). Hence, a woman who has had a hysterectomy cannot have babies in the normal way. However, with the development of research in medical science, a couple may have a baby after a hysterectomy via

. Surrogacy: When a woman loses her uterus, it does not necessarily mean that she loses her ovaries. Therefore, her eggs can be used to carry out an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. However, embryo transfer cannot be performed on this woman because she has no uterus. For this reason, it will be necessary to transfer the embryos into a surrogate. Thus, surrogacy with IVF is the only alternative for a woman without a uterus to have her own genetically related children. It should be noted that depending on the legislation of each country, surrogacy may or may not be permitted.

. Uterus transplantation: After a hysterectomy, once a woman recovers, they may opt for uterus transplantation. Uterine transplantation is a highly complex surgical technique in which a healthy donor’s uterus is introduced into the recipient woman. Through uterine transplantation, the female recipient of the organ can achieve pregnancy and become a genetic mother. However, this surgical procedure is still in the experimental phase and involves risks for both the donor and recipient. To be more precise, there have currently only been 70 uterine transplants done worldwide.

Why Can’t I Have a Baby in A Normal Way After a Hysterectomy?

A couple may not have a baby in normal way after a hysterectomy for the following reasons

. Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's womb. In most cases, other reproductive organs such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed with the womb.

. However, in a few scenarios, the ovaries and fallopian tubes are left intact. This leaves behind the organs that produce the eggs with the possible chances of fertilization and embryo formation. However, chances of having a baby is zero without the womb. The uterus or womb is a very critical reproductive organ. During the conception of a baby, the egg and sperm fuse to form an embryo. The womb serves as the vessel in which the embryo attaches and grows. The unformed fetus attaches to the wall of the womb and anchors itself for further growth and development. In women who have undergone a hysterectomy, the womb is unavailable for the embryo to anchor. Therefore, a woman cannot have a baby even if the fallopian tubes and ovaries are not removed during a hysterectomy.

Can I Get Pregnant After a Hysterectomy?

Yes, women may get pregnant after a hysterectomy if the fallopian tubes and ovaries are intact, but it is rare. After a hysterectomy, if a woman is in her fertile period of life, there are chances for the formation of an embryo. However, due to lack of the womb, the embryo sometimes attaches and grows in a fallopian tube. This type of pregnancy is termed an ectopic pregnancy and it is a condition that requires immediate medical attention. The fallopian tube is a very narrow passage and therefore does not have enough space for the developing fetus. This can lead to the rupture of the tube and heavy blood loss. An ectopic pregnancy is not a normal pregnancy and it does not result in the formation of a healthy baby. As soon as it is detected, it is terminated. Here are some of the signs and symptoms of a tubal or ectopic pregnancy

. Cramping pain in the abdomen, particularly on one side

. Bleeding or spotting from the vagina all of a sudden

. Nausea and vomiting

. Dizziness and fatigue

. Pain in the neck, shoulder or rectum

About Iranian Surgery

Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best doctors and fertility specialists in Iran. The price of Hysterectomy in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.

For more information about the cost of Hysterectomy in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.


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