Our expert says:
There is no doubt that the odds on conceiving immediately with just one tube in place, IS reduced a little, but in fact, if you are pretty healthy, and your tube is unblemished and free from scarring and disease, the odds on falling pregnant at the normal rate after a salpingectomy, is actually 70% to 85%
However, if you had a tubal pregnancy or infection that caused the removal of your tube in the first place, you may have to accept that your chances may be greatly reduced, perhaps drastically, with the odds of conception at the normal rate, lessened to 10%
One way you will be able to tell if you can conceive or not is by keeping an eye on your menstrual cycle. If your menstruation still carries on normally each month, then there is a good chance that everything else is working O.K.
You usually get a single egg being released each month by one of your ovaries. The egg will make its way down the fallopian tube in the hope that it will become fertilized. After is has been fertilized it will then make its way to the uterus. As your ovaries take it "in turns" to release an egg, there will only ever be one egg released each month anyway, but it means that for fertilization you will only need one tube.
I would suggest that you seek professional assistance, guidance and advice from your Gynecologist – especially if you are planning on falling pregnant and taking all the necessary health precautions.
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