It is by no means common practice for surgeons to remove an ovary at the time of a C-section. It is possible that at the time of surgery your doctor observed a diseased ovary which he/she thought would eventually require removal. He/she thought it prudent to remove the ovary rather than allow the disease to progress. This may be the case if your doctor suspected a cancerous ovary. Regardless of the reason for removal you doctor should have informed you immediately after recovery from anesthesia.
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