Can egg retrieval be done after hysterectomy?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 11/30/2016

Yes, in principle the ovaries are intact and functional after a hysterectomy. Many women continue ovulating after having their uterus removed.

Nevertheless, if the woman was not ovulating regularly due to advanced maternal age or if she has PCOS, the quality of the eggs collected may be less viable. This could be improved with fertility drugs given to produce multiple eggs.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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