B.P. asks from Casper, WY on March 30, 2008
How Long to Conceive After Tubal Pregnancy
I had a tubal pregnancy in 2005. My right fallopian tube was removed and I was told that my left tube looked good so I should be able to conceive. It has been 2.5 years and still nothing. I am looking for information regarding tubal pregnancies and how long it may take to conceive again.
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So, I finally got into see my Dr. He stated that everything seems fine. We will continue to try and see what happens. I am making an appt with a fertility specialist. I have also read where acupuncture may help too. At this point I am willing to try almost anything. Thank all of you for your responses!
L.G. answers from Denver on April 08, 2008
Sorry to respond so late but emails tend to pile up. Two years is plenty of time for your body to heal from the prior tubal pregnancy. However, after any invasive surgery there is the tendency for scar tissue to build up. This may be a factor in your efforts to conceive now.
If you are interested, I specialize in a form of massage called Mayan Abdominal Massage and it is incredibly benefical for women who are trying to conceive. The external gentle massage helps to clear congestion in the pelvis, correctly align the uterus in the pelvic bowl and release adhesions from injury or surgery.
I would certainly love to help. I own an herbal pharmacy in Denver and my practice is also there. Call if you have other questions. I work primarily with women who are trying to get pregnant. ###-###-####. Blessings, L. Golub Clinical Herbalist
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M.N. answers from Salt Lake City on April 01, 2008
I had a complete tubal pregnancy in college (1999) where one tube was removed as well. I was also told that I would be able to conceive. I now have two kids and with my first we were able to conceive withing 3 months (born in 2004) and I beleive 6 months with my second. When I was trying to conceive with my second I did go visit my OB just to make sure everything was ok and she was very reassuring, maybe that would be helpful in your case as well.
A.H. answers from Salt Lake City on April 01, 2008
i am sorry to hear that you had a lost tubal. i also had a tubal and my right tube was also removed. i would say you should talk with your doctor it took my husband and i a little over a year when we got pregnant with the tubal. we didnt think it would be possible to get pregnant right away so we didnt use any birth control least to say we were shocked a month after having that tube removed we were pregnant again so it took us 3 weeks i never even had a period so i would say maybe talk to your doctor maybe there is something else going on.
best of luck!
W.L. answers from Boise on April 01, 2008
I had a tubal that resulted in my losing my tube and ended up pregnant two months later. I have a bit of a different story than the others. I ended up losing my child at six month gestation due to wrapping the umbilical cord around her neck five times, (almost unheard of). Anyway, we kept trying for a year before being able to conceive again. I am currently a proud mother of a 13 month old baby girl. I would say that everyone is different and stress is a huge factor on when you are able to conceive. I would relax and if that doesn't work I would search for resources to help out. Good luck!!!
K.S. answers from Boise on April 01, 2008
Like some of the others who've also commented, I too had a tubal pregnancy with my very first pregnancy and had to have one of my fallopian tubes removed. I was very fortunate though, it wasn't a factor or further hinderance in getting pregnant again and I've since had two great pregnancies. With both of my subsequent pregnancies, I was able to conceive within a couple of months of trying. Again, I feel extremely fortunate - as there is often no rhyme or reason to why some people get pregnant and others don't. I would agree that after 2.5 years of trying, you should start exploring other options at this point. A little assistance might lead to a wonderful pregnancy experience for you as well. Best of luck!!
K.D. answers from Denver on March 31, 2008
I would see if you could get in with an infertility specialist. My family doctor referred me. You're well past what any specialist would consider a reasonable time of trying. There's some pretty easy answers and solutions to infertility these days for many women. I'd look into it. We're now on our 3rd seemingly successful pregnancy after years of trying unsuccessfully and many miscarriages. GL I hope you have a baby soon!
A.F. answers from Salt Lake City on April 01, 2008
I haven't had a tubal pregnancy, but I do know that when you have a tube removed, you are then working with only one ovary. So you'll ovulate each month and have a period like normal, but it will only be every other month that an egg makes it all the way through. So really, you should try to figure out which ovary releases the viable egg (that makes it all the way through) and make sure to try to conceive that month, and then every other month. The months in between (where the ovary with no tube ovulates) won't produce a pregnancy. Other than that, you could always see your doctor or a fertility specialist for some help. Good luck.
L.T. answers from Denver on April 01, 2008
I had a tubal pregnancy myself in 2002 and also had one of my fallopian tubes removed. I then got married in September 2004 we started trying to concieve somewhere around November or December and in February we were successful. So in our case it didn't take long after we started trying. However we didn't start trying until 2 years later. Another thing that helped us out I believe is the fact that after that surgery I could actually feel when I ovulated I believe it is called middleschmerts (sp?) Anyhow so if you have already tried tracking your ovulation and have positively ruled out any other endometriosis that you may have perhaps you should talk to your obgyn. I have had friends that it took up to 2 years to concieve though. Also, my obgyn was an infertility specialist. We didn't try anything out of the ordinary just started on prenatal vitamins. Good luck and try not to stress about it. Oh, and if you have any friends with babies spend time with them, I've heard that that can perhaps get those baby hormones flowing.