Q:

Is it possible to have a normal pregnancy after fallopian tube removal?

A:

Quick Answer

The Texas Children's Hospital reports that it is possible to have a normal, natural pregnancy after a fallopian tube has been removed. A woman who has had one fallopian tube removed has a 40 percent of having a normal pregnancy following surgery.

 Know More

Full Answer

Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago notes that women who have had one ectopic pregnancy and one fallopian tube removed have approximately a 45 percent chance of a normal pregnancy and delivery without the aid of in vitro fertilization. Once a woman has both fallopian tubes removed, she cannot get pregnant naturally. The only way for a woman to become pregnant in this instance is to have in vitro fertilization. The source notes that in vitro fertilization has a high success rate with providing a normal pregnancy for women who have had surgery to remove one or both fallopian tubes or who have damaged fallopian tubes.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine reports that in vitro fertilization occurs when the woman's egg is fertilized by the man's sperm in a laboratory. The doctor then places the fertilized egg in the woman's womb. In addition to in vitro fertilization, other fertility methods can be used if necessary once one fallopian tube has been removed. If the woman has one healthy fallopian tube and the man's sperm is healthy, the woman has a better chance of becoming pregnant naturally.

Learn more about Pregnancy

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How soon can you go swimming after a D and C procedure?

    A:

    Women should refrain from swimming and taking hot baths for two to four weeks following a D & C procedure, according to Newton-Wellesley Hospital, as this helps to minimize the chance of infection. Douching shoudl also be avoided for at least two weeks after a D & C.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is involved in the homemade pregnancy test using toothpaste?

    A:

    According to HomemadeTestPregnancy.com, a tube of white-colored toothpaste, a plastic container and urine are needed to perform a homemade pregnancy test. After putting a small amount of toothpaste into the plastic container, a woman who might be pregnant adds her urine to the container. If the woman is pregnant, the toothpaste may turn from white to blue. MyPregnancyTest.com states this happens right after combining the urine and toothpaste.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What causes dry skin during pregnancy?

    A:

    As a woman's belly grows during pregnancy, the stretching of skin tends to make it dry, itchy and uncomfortable, according to WebMD. Women can alleviate some of the dryness by avoiding hot showers, patting the skin dry after bathing and applying moisturizer. Avoiding certain soaps or products formulated with alcohol also helps to prevent the drying.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you naturally lower blood pressure during pregnancy?

    A:

    ModernMom lists a variety of foods that help expectant women lower blood pressure naturally during pregnancy, including chocolate, bananas, fish and oranges. Nutrients in these foods lower blood pressure in various ways, such as by decreasing fluid retention and inflammation, expanding constricted arteries and relaxing blood vessels, according to Kent Holtorf, M.D.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore