Fallopian tubes

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Fallopian tubes

The narrow ducts leading from a woman's ovaries to the uterus. After an egg is released from the ovary during ovulation, fertilization (the union of sperm and egg) normally occurs in the fallopian tubes.

Patient discussion about Fallopian tubes

Q. She had an infection in her fallopian tubes. She is recovering now, but can she get pregnant again? My sister had a very bad pregnancy where she had lost her first child. She had an infection in her fallopian tubes. As it was an ectopic pregnancy, she had an operation where they made a small incision in the fallopian tube and removed the embryo. She was depressed for quite a while as she was looking forward to enjoying her new baby. She is recovering now, but can she get pregnant again?

A. i think that was an ectopic pregnancy. of course she can get pregnant again, although the past history of tubal pregnancy increases the risk of developing another ectopic pregnancy in the future. but don't worry, all your sister need to is always consult her health and future-pregnancy condition with her ob-gyn specialist.

i believe that what happened to your sister was non-complicated ectopic pregnancy, because the doctor was just doing the minimal invasive surgery in her fallopian tube. it still has the risks of having another ectopic one in her future pregnancy, but with a complete medical check-up and work-up, i'm sure she will just be doing well.

i just wrote a brief note about ectopic pregnancy, in case you want to read that :

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The presence of a hydrosalpinx on one or both fallopian tubes has been associated with a reduction of approximately 50 percent in clinical pregnancy rates following IVF.
The study found that women who smoked and developed an ectopic pregnancy had twice as much PROKR1 in their Fallopian tubes as women who did not smoke and had previously had a healthy pregnancy.
One of the five patients with malignancy had "grossly apparent" peritoneal carcinoma at the time of laparoscopy, three had primary fallopian tube malignancy and one had ovarian adenofibroma.
5 million infertile couples sought treatment and fallopian tube disorders were the cause of 35% of female infertility.
In severe cases, the fallopian tubes -- normally the diameter of a pea -- can swell to that of a golf ball.
The fallopian tubes were obtained from hysterectomy and other gynecological procedures from fertile women between 35-53 years who had not undergone hormonal treatment for at least three months prior to surgery.
involves the transcervical placement of a synthetic matrix material into each of the fallopian tubes.
For the first time, we will have a better understanding of fallopian tubes and can more accurately diagnose tubal disease.
They cite previous studies in animals and humans showing that nicotine impairs tiny hairlike structures in the fallopian tubes that normally sweep eggs into the uterus.
Results showed tubal occlusion noted by hysterosalpingography (HSG, an x-ray procedure) in 100 percent of fallopian tubes with satisfactorily placed devices.
The STOP device is placed inside a tiny protective catheter and is inserted into the fallopian tube during a hysteroscopic examination.
The tiny ultrasound transducer, initially developed for detecting plaque buildup inside arteries, could help reveal abnormalities within a variety of passageways such as the ureter, fallopian tubes and bile ducts, Goldberg suggests.