If you have only one (functional) fallopian tube, you might well be concerned about your chances of conceiving, and even wonder whether it is at all possible to get pregnant naturally with only one fallopian tube. Despite what many think, lots of women have very good chances of becoming pregnant with only one fallopian tube. What do you need to know if you are in this situation? If you have a single ovary and a single fallopian tube, and they are on the same side of your body, the chances are that your odds of getting pregnant are nearly as good as those women who have two fallopian tubes.
A regular menstrual cycle is a promising sign that you will be able to conceive naturally, as long as the ovary and fallopian tube are connected of course. Many fertility doctors advise women in this situation to try to conceive for a year to a year and a half before seeking fertility screening or treatment. Your chances of getting pregnant can be effectively reduced to 50 percent when you only have one ovary, because eggs are often released from alternative ovaries each month. The advise to wait longer to seek out treatment makes a lot of sense for this reason. Those who have one ovary and one fallopian tube, but on opposite sides, have lower chances of conceiving naturally. Additionally, they also have higher odds of experiencing an ectopic pregnancy.
If you have irregular periods or no periods at all, that is a good reason to make a fertility appointment as soon as you can. If you would like to find out if you are ovulating or not, using ovulation tests can help you. These tests rely on hormones to determine ovulation, and are very reliable. Not ovulating is another good reason to seek out medical assistance immediately.