Q&A: How long will it take me to get pregnant with only one fallopian tube?
A year ago I had an ectopic pregnancy and had to have my right fallopian tube removed. My husband and I have been trying for our second baby since then. I have had my period, but not on the same day every month. How long will it take me to conceive?
Having only one fallopian tube will make it less likely to get pregnant in the short term, but as time goes on and there are more ovulations on the side where your remaining tube is, your chances of conception increase—ultimately to the same pregnancy rates as women with both tubes.
Your biggest risk is that whatever made you prone to the first ectopic pregnancy may also be present in your remaining tube (old infection, scarring, etc.). Check with your healthcare provider about the condition of your remaining fallopian tube.