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I'm 38. I've had tubal ligation done almost 11 yrs ago. And

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I'm 38. I've had tubal ligation done almost 11 yrs ago. And had one ovary and tube removed (same side) in 2009. Is there anyway I can get pregnant still? I'd like to have another child before I'm 40
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Customer: Cost is of importance. I can't afford ivf and my ins won't cover it or tubal reversal. Is there any hope?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you

With one ovary and same side fallopian tube intact, it is same chances of you getting pregnant, as when you had 2 ovaries

Means to say, there is no difference

There is no difficulty as the single ovary can compensate the lost ovaries function, and produces eggs every month during the ovulation period. [Normally both ovaries produce eggs alternately]

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

Do you have further questions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Besides ivf and TR is there any methods to get pregnant after tubal ligation
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

No, I don't think so, tube should be intact, tube reversal is the only option, and yes IVF, an another.

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

Tube reversal is not a major surgery and it can be tried, once conceived, no pregnancy risk, all the process will be natural

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thank you. Can they not AI the sperms directly into open portion of the tube? I know the ends are closed but can't they do that
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

No because, the fertilization[mingling of the sperm with egg] takes place in tube and not ovary, so tube should be intact

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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