Edited by 1babysmom - 3/19/13 at 8:12pm
I'm down a tube and have PCOS. I was finally able to get to pregant again after using ovulation drugs. The ovary on the good tube side didn't want to work, but with a little encouragement it finally made a nice egg!
So, yes you can get pregnant with just one tube. It just might take a little extra help. :)
(Oh, and we tired for a long before we discovered the tube issue. However, after we knew that to be a problem we jumped up the meds and got a BFP pretty quick)
I lost my left tube after my first IVF in 2007 (I guess doing IVF increases your chance of ectopic pregnancies, crazy). I went on to get pregnant again a couple months later via a frozen embryo transfer but lost the baby at 8 weeks. My third embryo transfer was a success - my son! After he was born, I had a miraculous natural conception (we have male factor and I have hashimotos along with the one tube). My daughter was born 9 months later. Fast forward to last night - I just tested and got a BFP! Another natural pregnancy after years of infertility and 2 pregnancy losses, I'm telling you - it can happen. :)
With my daughter, it took two months and for this pregnancy, it took nine months. I'm 34.
I just wanted to chime in for support! I have one tube and only one ovary. About little over a year ago, I had gone in for a normal pap smear/pelvic examine and during the pelvic examine they felt something "not right" and a ultrasound discovered a large mass on my left ovary.
After testing and meeting with a specialist, I had a huge dermoid cyst that would not be absorbed by the body. Because of it's size, it pretty much destroyed my left ovary and twisted the tube, so they removed that. I also had to have my right ovary "cleaned up" of a few small cysts. Yet, after surgery and the removal of my IUD, my period started up right away with no problems.
Now, I'm pregnant! :-)
So, there's hope, but I am always scared that god forbidden anything else was to happen to my one little ovary. Or I have an ectopic pregnancy, but I am doing a lot of positive thinking and affirmations!
Just one tube here, too. I lost one in July 2010 after a ruptured ectopic and emergency laparotomy (I did not find out I was pregnant until the day before and it was all a HUGE shock to me). The wonderful gynecologist who performed my surgery told me that my fertility might be somewhat diminished, but I conceived with no problem at all in September of that same year and DS was born in June of 2012. Best of luck to you!!