A 34-year-old female asked:
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i have only one fallopian tube left after a ruptured right ectopic pregnancy last year. can i get pregnant?

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Dr. Serena Chen
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Your risk for another ectopic pregnancy is increased from the normal rate of 2% to about 15%, so you should be monitored very carefully for your next pregnancy. Ectopic can cause serious complications and even death. Ivf may be the safest way to conceive after an ectopic with a repeat ectopic rate of only 1%. Best of luck!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely!: I am sorry to hear about your prior experience! do not lose hope. You can definitely get pregnant with only one tube. But, when you achieve pregnancy consider that there is a risk for another ectopic pregnancy for the sames reasons (known or unknown) that you had one before. You will need early monitoring and ultrasounds to make sure that the next pregnancy is in the uterus.
Answered on May 8, 2018
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Odds are less because only 1 tube, but yes indeed you could.
Answered on Nov 5, 2012
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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Your fertility is somewhat decreased, but not substantially - assuming that your other tube is functioning normally. When a person has had an ectopic, there is often a predisposing factor like prior infection. This may also effect the tube that did not have the ectopic.
Nov 5, 2012
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You can get pregnant. However, you are at increased risk for another ectopic prgnancy or fertility issues associated to tubal disease.
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
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