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Can I still get pregnant with no tubes?

By August 4, 2011 - 5:55am
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Hiya I am 29 now, I had my first ectopic in 2006, I didnt know I was pregnant and was extreme pain, and the doctors sent me straight to hospital, and they descovered that I was having an ectopic, and that my tube had ruptured and I was bleeding internally, therefore they took my left tube away. 4 months later I had a miscarriage. Then in 2007 I was pregnant again, and they couldnt see a sac on scan and my hormone was high enough to be able to see one, so I had the methotrexate injection, and it worked. Then in 2008 I got pregnant again and it was ectopic, they squuzed the tube this time, then in 2009, I was pregnant yet again, they did scans and saw nothing, my hormone levels was rising every 48hours, they got 5000, and they scanned me again, and there it was my little baby sac in my left tube, they kept me in hospital as I opted to have the methotrexate injection again, the first one didnt work, so they gave me another one, it made me so ill, then the following night in hospital I had severe pain in my shoulder and they told me I was bleeding internally, they took my remaining tube, but it wasnt my tube that had ruptured it was the blood from the feutus, I really wish I had got a scan photo, even tho I knew the feutus would never survive, I wish I had got its photo, because after all I have been through, Ive got nothing to show for it. I am obviously quite fertile,and we are going to try IVF, but is there any hope for me getting pregnant naturally without my tubes? I now have a cyst on my ovary the size of a tennis ball and I need surgery yet again. I feel so alone, and feel different to other women because I cant get pregnant, it has ruined me as a person, I am miserable all the time!! Does anyone feel the same or anyone have same experience as me that knows and understands how im feeling?

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After reading everyone's comment I definitely hate my life yesterday I had a second ectopic pregnancy wich means I can't have kids naturally . It hurts a lot b cuz I'm only 21 and that tube was all my faith and I just know my life will never b the same I have no kids and I'm extremely broken inside and out the worse part is that the doctors tell u oh u can still hav kids they didn't tell me wat my chances r but I know that evin the I vf procedure might not work and I jus feel dead and my life will neva Eva b the same

October 8, 2013 - 8:13am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post.

Please don't despair so much. I know you very much want children but you have lots of time to save for IVF (and there are millions of success stories in the world!) or you can consider adoption. It's really not the end of the world but I can understand that it feels this way.

Do you have someone in your life to talk to about your feelings? How does your husband feel about this?

We hope to hear back from you,


October 8, 2013 - 11:27am
EmpowHER Guest

I took have suffered an etopic pregnancy that resulted in the removal of my tubes. I know what it feels like to experience this loss and on top of that not being able to conceive a child naturally. My husband and I can't afford IVF (past debt, student loans, etc) and I am 36 and understand that the older you are the more the less likely you are to have success and I can't imagine having to go through it (emotionaly and financially) if it doesn't take the first time. I am now thinking of adoption because I know there are babies out there that would benefit from a good home. Best wishes for you.

January 2, 2012 - 11:33am
EmpowHER Guest

i have also had 3 eptopics and lost a further 10
i went on to have ivf and am now the mother of twins .the is hope i really hope it works for you as i know how low you feel and the heart break ,sending all my love

September 1, 2011 - 12:45pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi Sue

I'm so sorry you are going through so much but please don't ever feel you are less of a woman - or human - because you cannot have kids. Many women choose not to have kids, or adopt children and they are full and complete women! I know it's very hard to deal with but you are as important and vital as any other woman in the world!

We have a very active thread on this topic with lots of women who are going through the same thing - you can connect with them here, read their stories and read through the thread for lots of advice, suggestions and support: http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/can-i-still-get-pregnant-without-fallopian-tubes

Let me know what you think!

August 4, 2011 - 7:55am
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