How Do I Ovulate With One Fallopian Tube?


For the mom, who wants to know how she ovulates with only one Fallopian tube, here’s are two answers.


It is possible to ovulate and get pregnant with one fallopian tube if the tube has a corresponding ovary, according to Mayo Clinic. The ovulation process is the same as when a woman has two fallopian tubes.


Each month, fertile women go through ovulation, explains Mayo Clinic. During this process, the ovaries release an egg, which travels down the tube. When it does this, it may meet sperm, become fertilized and lead to a pregnancy. This process usually happens around two weeks before a period is due, states WebMD. As ovulation takes place in the ovaries, a fallopian tube is not needed for the process to happen. However, if the egg is to become fertilized, a healthy fallopian tube is required.

Whether a woman gets pregnant following ovulation depends on the health of the remaining tube, explains WebMD. If a woman experiences scarring in the tube, it may be necessary to use fertility treatments to make pregnancy possible. Women with one fallopian tube who are unable to get pregnant after two years of trying should consult a gynecologist, recommends Mayo Clinic. Women who successfully get pregnant and are at risk of an ectopic pregnancy may require specialist monitoring during their pregnancy, according to WebMD.


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  1. Your Comment…please doc I have been ttc since 6yrs ago. 3yrs ago I had an etopic pregnancy which ruptured my right tube. since then I’ve been trying to conceive

  2. I have been TTC for 2 years. I had a

    surgery where my left fallopian tube was removed and the doctor said the right one isn’t so good. I’ve been scared that I might not be able to conceive.. Please help me out.

    • Hello Rachael, even with only one tube, it is possible to conceive, however, that is if your right tube isn’t blocked. What exactly is wrong with your right tube? What treatment approach is your doctor proposing? Y

  3. Hello. I have only one fallopian tube following an ectopic pregnancy 5 years ago. I fell pregnant successfully after 18 months of that surgery and now have a wonderful baby son. However would love the chance to have a second. I have had some tests done and I am told I have low progesterone levels. My instinct is that my son came from my right side where I have one remaining healthy tube. Left has been removed. Could it be the case that I need to ovulate from the right to conceive, very likely to have been the case with my son.



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