I had both of my fallopian tubes removed this week and I forgot to ask my Doctor how or if this will affect my hormones. Does anyone know? Thanks!
Losing a fallopian tube should not affect your hormones. All it did was provide "shuttle service" for your egg. The ovary will still function as usual, except when you ovulate the egg doesn't go where it should.
Hope this helps!
Question;A month ago, My wife (31 years) had to go for a laparotomy to remove the right side fallopian tube for a seven weeks pregnancy. This was the first pregnancy. At first observations the Doctors couldn't find it as ectopic pregnancy but in the 7th week when they found ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, they said its too late now and we have to go for laparotomy to remove the left fallopian tube before it ruptures. My questions are:
Was it right decision by Doctors to make laparotomy at this stage?
Will she or someone conceive with one fallopian tube?
What are the future pregnancy chances?
Is there any chances for ectopic pregnancy again if yes then what could happen?
What precautions we should take?
Please Please Please give the answer in detail. Thanks
1-I can tell you that it's completely possible that she'll get pregnant again. It'll just be a little harder because the right and left ovaries take turns releasing eggs and in the months when her left ovary does it then she won't be able to get pregnant. Not a big deal. I'm sorry for your loss though. Good luck.
I had an ectopic pregnancy back in 2005 and I had my left tube removed (I was about 7weeks pregnant) and people told me that it would be hard for me to get pregnant again and also I might have another ectopic but in 2006 I got pregnant but unfortunately end up with miscarriage at 7 weeks... then in october 2007 I got pregnant again and I just had a beautiful baby boy on 7-11-08....he's giving a hard time but waking up every 3 hours at night though (so don't panic and just try again), just make sure as soon as she missed her period to go to doctor so if she has another ectopic they can detect that early and save her other tube.. good luck
This is no different than any other woman.
The ovaries DO NOT take turns releasing eggs. Some women always release from the same ovary, some women release one egg from each ovary every month. Even before I had an ovary removed at age 24, I almost always ovulated from my right ovary (which is the only one I have now).
I don't know what you mean when you ask if it was "right decision to make laparotomy at this stage". Honey, if your wife had an ectopic pregnancy that was located in her fallopian tube, it was MANDATORY that the pregnancy be removed before it ruptured the tube. That kills women, did they explain that part to you? It isn't possible for an embryo to develop in the tube without finally growing more than the tube can expand.
Yes, your wife will ovulate. That isn't going to change. Her chances of getting pregnant depend on the health of her other tube, and whether or not she ovulates on from the ovary on the side with the tube. But there's no way to know for sure which side she's ovulating from. You just have to trust that she will ovulate on the side with the tube.
Could she have future pregnancies in her other tube? Maybe. It depends on why the first one happened that way. Sometimes women will contract an infection that scars their tubes. A fertilized egg can get partway down the tube but not all the way to the uterus, and that's one of the reasons why it implants in the tube. If she has scarring in her other tube, then yes, this could happen again. She could also go on to have half a dozen perfectly normal pregnancies.
Let me give you a reassuring story, okay? The girl who cuts my hair got married early last year and they wanted a baby this year. They tried for only 3 months, and she was pregnant. And then they found out it was tubal and had the tube removed, and went through all the grieving that you and your wife have experienced. The doctor told her how long he wanted her to wait before she tried again. She waited exactly that long to try, and was pregnant within 3 more months. I just saw her yesterday and this baby is right where it's supposed to be. Mama and baby perfectly fine.
You are going to worry yourself crazy, because you're a husband and that's your job. But while you're worrying, trust the doctors. They'll watch your wife with special care from now on.
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Schematic frontal view of female anatomy
Vessels of the uterus and its appendages, rear view. (Fallopian tubes visible at top right and top left.)
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Artery tubal branches of ovarian artery, tubal branch of uterine artery
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Precursor Müllerian duct
The Fallopian tubes, named after Gabriel Fallopius (Gabriele Fallopio), also known as oviducts, uterine tubes, and salpinges (singular salpinx) are two very fine tubes lined with ciliated epithelia, leading from the ovaries of female mammals into the uterus, via the utero-tubal junction. In non-mammalian vertebrates, the equivalent structures are the oviducts.
The tube connects the ovary to the uterus as the egg passes through it in a woman's body.
The fallopian tubes are a path in which an egg will travel through in order to reach the male sperm which was released from the Function in fertilization
When an ovum is developing in an ovary, it is encapsulated in a sac known as an ovarian follicle.
On maturity of the ovum, the follicle and the ovary's wall rupture, allowing the ovum to escape and enter the Fallopian tube. There it travels toward the uterus, pushed along by movements of cilia on the inner lining of the tubes. This trip takes hours or days. If the ovum is fertilized while in the Fallopian tube, then it normally implants in the endometrium when it reaches the uterus, which signals the beginning of pregnancy.
Occasionally the embryo implants into the Fallopian tube instead of the uterus, creating an ectopic pregnancy, commonly known as a "tubal pregnanc
Embryology and homology
The Fallopian tubes are not homologous to the vas deferens or any other structure in males.
Embryos have two pairs of ducts to let gametes out of the body; one pair (the Müllerian ducts) develops in females into the Fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina, while the other pair (the Wolffian ducts) develops in males into the epididymis and vas deferens.
Normally, only one of the pairs of tubes will develop while the other regresses and disappears in utero.
I just can tell you that my wife got this surgery 15 years ago at age 42 ; during this period she has gained a lot of weight going from 55 kg to some 80 kg.
I had my tubes removed long time ago, I never had any side effects, and no other problems.