Getting Pregnant With One Fallopian Tube

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Tubal Obstruction – Can A Blocked Fallopian Tube Stop You From Getting Pregnant?

In plain English, the simple answer would be no. But you need to know a whole lot more than this two-lettered word, so here goes: A very common cause of infertility in women is tubal obstruction which is a condition characterized by the blockage of either or both fallopian tubes. What this results in is the inability of your spouse’ sperm to come in contact with your eggs. While getting pregnant after this may sound impossible, it isn’t. In fact there are methods that can be employed to make becoming pregnant a possibility. This article will look at a few of thesea

#1 Getting Pregnant Naturally

It is possible to become pregnant without medical intervention even if you have one of your fallopian tubes blocked. Granted, it may require more effort and may be more difficult, but it is possible. What occurs is this; every month the ovaries alternate the production of the dominant egg follicle. To become pregnant, all that is required is that the ovary at end of the unblocked fallopian tube releases an egg. To be doubly certain of what is happening inside of you, you may want to consult with an endocrinologist. Additionally, you may want to consider in-vitro fertilization (IVF) as an alternative.

#2 In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

This is a medical procedure that consists of the surgical removal of your eggs after you have been stimulated to produce more than the normal quantity. Once removed, your eggs are then fertilized and then re-inserted back into your uterus bypassing the tubal obstruction. In severe cases of fallopian tube blockage, full blown surgery may be warranted.

#3 Full Surgery

In extreme cases and circumstances, full blown surgery may be required to treat your tubal obstruction. These circumstances may be due to recurrent infections or incessant severe pain. In these cases your doctor may even recommend the removal of your fallopian tubes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    what is the percentage of people getting pregnant with one fallopian tube filled with fluid?
    i had a hystogram done 3/2007 and it showed one tube clear and the other one partially filled with fluid but still kinda open. i was wondering if anyone had this problem and know the percentage of getting pregnant if its even possible to do so naturally

    • ANSWER:
      I also had HSG done recently and have one blocked tube and other open. I tried to TTC for 1.5 year now and no sucess. I tried to have clomid & injectables to have IUI, but IUI was cancelled, cause ovary on the unbloced side did not respond. So, most likely have to have IVF. Your situation might be different. You may still be able to get pregnant with one tube if the ovary on the open side ovulates. Most women ovulate randomly from either right or left side. But, my ovary on the blocked side is the only ovary that I keep ovulating from, my doctor cannot figure it out.You will also be at a higher risk for ectopic due to the hydrosalpinx (fluid in the tube), So you should me monitored by a RE via ultrasound to see which side your ovulating on.

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    what are the chances of getting pregnant with one fallopian tube / ovary?
    my friend is really depressed because she cant get pregnant about a year ago she had a IVF ( sperm injected into her uturus) and she got pregnant, she gave birth at 7 months but her baby unfotunatly died.

    Can you please help me here, what do you think she should do?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, my heart goes out to your friend.

      Now, to answer your question, your friend needs to talk to her obgyn, preferably a fertility Specialist.

      I say that because my sis-in-law has a similar problem and my brother and her saw one, they have a 4 yr old son, and 7 months ago, she had twins :)

      Thanks to that Dr. my brother and his wife have 3 beautiful sons, and I am an Aunt to 3 precious children.

      Tell your friend to NOT give up hope, help is available to her.

    With only one fallopian tube working – how will this affect my chances of getting pregnant?
    I’ve had the end of one of my fallopian tubes removed when I gave birth to my son by emergency cesarean 17 months ago.

    We have been ttc since last September without luck. Does anyone else have experience of this or know how long it might take me to get pregnant with just one tube working?

    Also I am 35 now and worrying that my fertility will have dropped anyway with age! Struggling to cope with the disappointment every month.

    • ANSWER:
      My mom had one fallopian tube when she had me, she had to have it taken out after my brother caused some damage. She was told that having the one tube would mean she would be more likely to have a girl i think it took her 6 months to conceive me. Just keep going, good luck

    Can I still get pregnant with one fallopian tube?
    Had a HSG test done yesterday and it shows two ovaries ,but only one fallopian tube . (Which has no blockage) Will I still be able to get pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      you will have half the chance. ovulation happens each month from alternating sides, so about every other month you have that chance. good luck

    what are my chances of getting pregnant with one fallopian tube?

    • ANSWER:
      Pregnancy is possible with only one fallopian tube — as long as you have one or both ovaries, you still ovulate, and the remaining fallopian tube is healthy.”

      “If you have never had difficulty getting pregnant, the normal pregnancy rate after salpingectomy is 70-85%. If you had difficulty conceiving prior to the removal of your fallopian tube the normal pregnancy rate is about 10%.”

      From the looks of this your odds are still pretty good! I mean if you think about it like flipping a coin, even if you had trouble conceiving to begin with, 10% is 10/100 or 1/10. So, one out of every 10 times you are sexually active you should have a possibility of becoming pregnant. Good Luck!

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