A 34-year-old female asked:
i have only one fallopian tube left after a ruptured right ectopic pregnancy last year. can i get pregnant?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Serena Chen answered
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
Dr. Timothy Raichle answered
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
Dr. Arthur Heller answered
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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