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if you get pregant in your tubes does that in the future stop u from being able to get pregnant

By Anonymous February 26, 2009 - 3:59pm
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i got pregant in my tubes and had to have surgery to remove it and they had to take a piece of my tube i thinking that might make me not able to have children and will i get pregnant in the tubes again if im trying to concieve

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Hi, Anon. And thanks for your question.

What you had was an ectopic pregnancy. I'm so sorry you had to go through that. When they did your surgery, was your fallopian tube reattached after the piece was taken out? Or does that side now not have a fallopian tube at all?

Were you in the midst of fertility treatments or was this a naturally occuring pregnancy?

Do you know if you might have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)? It is a known cause of damage to the fallopian tubes, and might affect your chances.

Alysia is right, that only your own doctor has the best opinion about your case. Having said that, many women who have had ectopic pregnancies go on to have normal pregnancies afterward. The chance of having another ectopic pregnancy ranges from about 7 percent to about 12 percent depending on your particular case (as in, for instance, whether there is any damage to your other fallopian tube).

If you do become pregnant again, it's essential that you go to your doctor early to rule out another ectopic pregnancy.

February 27, 2009 - 10:18am

This is a question for your OB/GYN, as your doctor would know more about your particular case.

Have you brought this up with your doctor?

February 26, 2009 - 9:12pm
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