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Fallopian tubes: Is pregnancy possible with only one?

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 12, 2019.

Yes. The fallopian tubes are a pair of tubes that eggs travel through to get from the ovaries to the uterus. Each month, during a process called ovulation, one of the ovaries releases an egg that travels down one of the fallopian tubes, where it may or may not be fertilized by a sperm.

You might have only one fallopian tube if you've had pelvic surgery for an infection, a tumor or a past ectopic pregnancy. Occasionally, some women are born with only one tube. However, you may still be able to get pregnant with only one tube if:

  • You have at least one functioning ovary
  • You have monthly menstrual cycles (ovulate)
  • Your remaining fallopian tube is healthy

If you're unable to get pregnant after trying to conceive, or if you have a known history of problems with your fallopian tube, see your gynecologist or a reproductive endocrinologist for evaluation.

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