Q&A: Is it possible to conceive after damage to my fallopian tubes?
When I was 15, I had two cysts in both my tubes. They were growing, and my family OB-GYN insisted that removing was the only answer. They removed over an inch from both tubes, and burned each side claiming they were getting rid of the roots from the cysts. This did not effect the production of eggs; there is just no way for them to travel. That was almost 10 years ago. Is it still possible to conceive children naturally without having my eggs removed and replaced in my womb?
This seems very unusual. Cysts that are near the fallopian tubes are called para-tubal cysts and they are remnants of the structures which formed the pelvic organs. It is rare to see them grow or cause any problems. When they do, they can usually be easily removed without damaging the tubes.
I would suggest as a first step that you have a test called an HSG or hysterosalpingogram. This is a test done by a fertility specialist in which a catheter is placed into the uterus and dye is injected. The dye appears on X-ray images and thus can give a picture of the uterus and fallopian tubes. If your tubes are blocked at the point of the surgery, this test will show it. You then have two options: surgery to try to repair the tubes or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to bypass the tubes.