Saturday, August 2, 2008

Pregnancy Is Possible With Only One Fallopian Tube

Tubal Ligation
Tubal ligation by fallope ring.

The fallopian tube is approximately 10 cm in average length prior to tubal ligation surgery.

Ligation (tying) and resection (removal) of a portion of the fallopian tube is the most frequent method of blocking the tubes. The amount removed will typically be about .5 - 3 cm and, allowing for some damage to the ends of the tube, there should be ample tube remaining for tubotubal anastomosis.

Mechanical occlusion (blockage) of the tubes by rings, clips, bands usually damages 2 cm or less of each fallopian tube and rejoining the healthy tissue usually results in 7 - 8 cm tubal lengths.

Tubal coagulation or cautery (burning) usually causes the most damage to the tube. However, even women with very short tubal lengths remaining may become pregnant, including those women with only one tube. This means in nearly all cases Dr Berger is able to reverse tubal sterilization regardless of the specific type of method used to block the tubes originally.

The operative report (and in the case of resection TL's the pathology report) of your tubal ligation can be faxed to us so Dr Berger can determine in advance if tubal reversal is likely to be successful. If you can not obtain your operative report and the type of tubal ligation method is unknown, Dr. Berger can begin your surgery with diagnostic laparoscopy to examine your fallopian tubes.

In the Message Board topic below, members of the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center forum post their stories about pregnancies that have been achieved with one open fallopian tube following tubal reversal surgery. There are many times that women are told that repair of a fallopian tube is not possible due to the length of the tube. The experience of the physicians at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center has changed the answer to that question for many women. The length of the fallopian tube after tubal ligation is an important factor in the success of tubal reversal surgery. Dr. Berger measured the lengths of fallopian tubes during surgery and compared this to pregnancies reported. He found that pregnancy was achieved with tubal lengths of less than 2.5cm. It was also discovered that a repaired fallopian tube of any length can result in pregnancy. This was even the case for women with just one tube.

This is topic Calling all short tubers with TR Babies in forum After Tubal Reversal at Tubal Reversal Message Board.

Posted by BlessedMommyKat (Member # 10940) on July 17, 2007 02:55 AM:

I have begun to get the idea from other posts that I have read; many women would like to hear some promising words/stories of hope regarding short tubes and live births. How many ladies with shorter tubes have carried to term out there?? Please share your stories and give those of us with shorter lengths us some encouragement. Thank you in advance!

Posted by Rita-D (Member # 11221) on July 17, 2007 03:04 AM:

Hey Kat are ya still out there? What are your tube lengths if you don`t mind me asking?

Posted by BlessedMommyKat (Member # 10940) on July 17, 2007 03:06 AM:

Hi Rita,
rt. 4.5 lt.5.5

Posted by BlessedMommyKat (Member # 10940) on July 17, 2007 03:14 AM:

I am mostly wanting to get some feedback because of another thread poster who is asking about why so many miscarriages seem to be happening. I guess I am wondering if short tubes are an issue because someone said that the egg doesn't have enough time to develop before implantation is supposed to occur... this little blurp has me "thinking" this little comment has me unable to sleep very well. I just think that I would feel better if some TR Moms shed some experience on the subject for me.

Posted by lisamarie67 (Member # 11158) on July 17, 2007 08:38 AM:

This is a very good question, and one that I have thought of myself. I'll start TTC after I am married 12/29, (TR 6/25), and lengths are shorter than yours (Lt 2/Rt 5). Thanks for asking this question. Lisa

Posted by julie weldon (Member # 9192) on July 17, 2007 09:36 AM:

Hi girls, my tubes are on the shorter side, they are 3 and 3.5, after 5 months of TTC, I had an HSG, we conceived 2 weeks later and I am now home with my 4 week old, Finley Grace, it can happen...blessings to all of you, let me know if you have any questions, I will check this thread later today, time to go feed Finley.
tr 5/2/06
bfp 11/01/06
Finley Grace 6/19/07

Posted by Nicole and Jason (Member # 9705) on July 17, 2007 10:24 AM:

I did not carry to term Lila was a preemie (23 weeker). My tubes are 2 and 2.5 I was PG the first month of trying. My OB said the fact she is a preemie has nothing to do with having had a TR. She is my only preemie.

Posted by butter06 (Member # 10637) on July 17, 2007 10:34 AM:

Jules that's wonderful news, I had my TR on 3/15/06, I am going to have an HSG next week and am praying they are open and have wonderful results like yourself... thank you for your post that really gives me hope... My R is 4cm and my L is 2.5cm so I am on the short side as well.... keeping my fingers crossed....

Posted by Amy1234 (Member # 5192) on July 17, 2007 10:48 AM:

I really don't think 4.5 and 5.5 is considered "short"...but if it is, I have 5 on both sides and just had my tr baby 6 weeks ago. Good luck!

Posted by BlessedMommyKat (Member # 10940) on July 17, 2007 02:46 PM:

Thank you so much for the feedback, it's so wonderful to meet ladies who have "lived the dream!" You are an inspiration for sure!! I have a TR sister who's lengths are 10.5 & 9.5 (or something like that) I consider myself short compared to that for sure. I know there are ladies with shorter lengths than I, but hearing your stories of success are uplifting to us all. My recent concern is what would I do if my tubes turn out to be blocked? Would I attempt another TR or give up TTC all together? So... you are giving me hope and I appreciate that immensely!

Posted by Kelli (Member # 5125) on July 17, 2007 03:10 PM:

Very Inspiring!! Keep them coming ladies!! It gives us such hope!! This is an "uplifting" thread, THANK YOU kat. I was part of that negative thread and I apologize. Good luck everyone!! Kelli

Posted by pregnantwvgirl (Member # 11113) on July 17, 2007 03:32 PM:

My tubes are the same as yours. Rt. 4.5 and left 5.5 I had my tr on 3-29-2007. I am now 11 weeks pregnant and my Dr. says everything looks great.

Posted by wife of rascal (Member # 10871) on July 17, 2007 03:46 PM:

i am a one tuber and a short tuber had TR 9/2/05 R 0 L 3.5 first bfp 11/13/05 patricia was born 7/18/06 she turns one tomorrow i am currently 19 weeks 3 days pg with TR baby #2 good luck to you all BTW i got pg immediately as soon as i Oed on my good side and i have never had a miscarriage I'm am 39 years old.

Posted by pregnantwvgirl (Member # 11113) on July 17, 2007 03:49 PM:

Virginia that is wonderful

Posted by BlessedMommyKat (Member # 10940) on July 17, 2007 05:13 PM:

Wow, I am so encouraged by all of you! Thank you so much for sharing your successes with all of us "hopefuls!" You are all what will keep me in a positive frame of mind. Please keep sharing!
p.s. Today I got my operative report from Dr. B (I emailed and requested a copy for my OB/Gyn) "I had it backwards" I'm Rt.5.5 and Lft. 4.5 it also mentioned that my left ovary looks polycystic, but ovulatory. That word polycystic seems scary to me... yikes!

Posted by Jo Ann01 (Member # 3764) on July 17, 2007 05:24 PM:

Kat - I have 4.5 left and 4.0 right. My right side is blocked. But I have a 3 year old TR son. It took us 15 cycles to see a +++. When TTC TR baby#2 it only took 4 cycles to see a +++, but ended in early m/c. It has been a year since the m/c, but we are not actively TTC, just not using any b/c.
Your lengths are JUST FINE!! Your time is coming.

Jo Ann

Posted by bexngeo (Member # 8943) on July 17, 2007 05:25 PM:

I have tubes that are on the shorter side--Lt-3.5 and Rt-5.0. I had my TR 1/3/06 and got my BFP 10/18/06, right after my 39th birthday. I just gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Tristan. Wishing you all the best!!

Posted by mrs.bennani (Member # 7864) on July 17, 2007 07:29 PM:
is there any ladies out there that had 2.5 on each side had a full term pregnancy ?

Posted by sjr (Member # 9566) on July 17, 2007 10:35 PM:

This is sooo great ladies!! I"m wondering how many had hsgs done???
Keep the faith
r 4
pomory method tl2000

Posted by babyz07 (Member # 11036) on July 18, 2007 07:16 AM:

I am a one tuber and short tuber also. I had my TR 6/18.R 0 & L 1.5 and you ladies stories has given me tremendous hope. No BFP yet just TTC. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Posted by Mumm (Member # 9387) on July 18, 2007 08:07 AM:

Hello Ladies,
I had my tubal reversal done 4/13/2006 and one BFP that ended in miscarriage 7/2006. I had a HSG that revealed left tube blocked in 10/2006. My question is because we are short tubers, should we do anything different? Are there any test, beside the normal ones, we should have done?
TR 4/13/2006
L - 4.0 (blocked)
R - 3.5
**Contemplating on having another HSG soon****

Posted by BlessedMommyKat (Member # 10940) on July 18, 2007 11:48 AM:

Oh my gosh! I just love hearing from all of you!! Your stories are so comforting to me!! Thank you so much... please keep sharing!
Mumm: I hope someone will chime in if they know of something we should be doing differently or some testing that we should check out... does anyone know??

JoAnn: Thank you for your encouraging words you are s nice to share your success with us! Thank you for your kindness.
How many of you have had HSG testing?? (Thanks for the question SJR!)
Keep those stories coming!

Posted by Jo Ann01 (Member # 3764) on July 18, 2007 03:55 PM:

You are most welcome. I remember being where you are at, and it can be a hard road.
I had an hsg done after 12 cycles and no BFP. I saw a +++ on the third cycle afterwards. I don't know if it is related, but had heard it could "clean the cobwebs out of your tubes" so to speak.
Jo Ann

Posted by Kelli (Member # 5125) on July 18, 2007 07:53 PM:

Mrs. Bennani, I wanted to share with you a story I was following on the board around 2.5 to 3 years ago. The reason it caught my eye was that this woman tubes were almost the same as mine. 2.5 on each side. Mine are 2.5 and 3 so this lady really encouraged me and gave me so much hope. Her board name was Jen and then numbers after it. She had gotten pg very quick after the TR, within 5-6 months I believe. What I remember most about her was she was so calm about everything, didn't seem to worry or even consider the fact that something could go wrong. It was almost as if she never read the board and didn't even realize the what-ifs. She just posted and said she was pg, gave her numbers and U/S results and went on to have her baby. This board is good, but I believe sometimes its almost addictive. At least with me it has been a couple of times. With me, everything wrong that happens to someone else automatically gets stored in my head and is there when I get that +. I'm not saying its those thoughts that have made me miscarry but I almost wish I wouldn't think of those things and stress over them. Stress is not good for pg. Anyway, she did say that she took vitamins and evening primrose, I think that's what its called. I wish she would still visit the board because her story really was inspiring to all the short tubers. Well, I just wanted to give you hope!!! Good Luck!!! And lets all try to relax and do all we can to enjoy our journeys!!! -Kelli

Posted by Matty (Member # 7254) on July 19, 2007 01:33 AM:

I had my TR on 2/21/2007 with R-2.0 & L-2.0. Dr. wanted asked me to do an HSG both are open just no BFP. This is the last month that I will actively TTC after July 31 if no +++++ I will not do temps, OPK I will just leave it to faith.

Posted by mrs.bennani (Member # 7864) on July 19, 2007 09:52 AM:

Kelli i really have alot of respect for you are so positive and that is what alot of women need in their lives good luck to you i wish the best sending lots of baby dust your way

Posted by mrs.bennani (Member # 7864) on July 19, 2007 09:53 AM:

Good luck to all of you ladies

Posted by BlessedMommyKat (Member # 10940) on July 19, 2007 10:54 AM:

Thank you Kelli, you bring a lot of insight to the idea that the boards can become addictive (I am sure they can be if you let them) I find that they can also be the support that the doctor ordered at times. It's a double edged sword I suppose. It's an inspiration to share triumphs though, the kind that we have seen here on this thread... I am feeling so hopeful and more at peace just hearing all of these amazing and uplifting success them sharing I feel strengthened and encouraged not to lose heart. I hope you feel that way too. Please keep sharing, and I hope that Jen will find us to share her story... the more the merrier! "Tough times never last, but tough people do!"... that's a quote from a good book. I appreciate all of you!

Posted by BlessedMommyKat (Member # 10940) on July 20, 2007 11:51 AM:

It's pretty quiet in here...
I hope there are more of you who will share your success stories with us! I really look forward to reading your posts!

Posted by berta8133 (Member # 11188) on July 24, 2007 07:24 AM:

Hi. I just came across this thread.. I had my TR yesterday, 7/23/07 with an outcome of 3 on each side. Dr B side reconnection went great and all looks good.

Posted by Melissa Lamb (Member # 11304) on July 30, 2007 07:25 PM:

Hi everyone. I had a TR done by Dr. Berger in March of 05. We didn't really try but we are now.The comments about short tubes give us hope.Mine are 3.5 and 2.0 Congrats to all of you who have had babies.

Posted by Melissa Lamb (Member # 11304) on August 01, 2007 07:23 AM:

Hi ladies, thanks for sharing your info.My tubes are 2.0 and 3.5.I had my TR on March 2,05 on my 32 birthday we haven't tried seriously until a couple of months ago.You ladies give us hope.Thank you.

Posted by Pennylane (Member # 12121) on July 30, 2008 08:35 AM:

I am a fellow short tuber with only one tube r-0, L-2.5 so I really love to hear all of the success stories that are out there for us shorties! Please keep them coming! I had TR 7/24/08 and I know that I O'd on my left (good side) in July but I'm still going to start trying and keep praying.
I hope to hear more good stories soon to keep this thread alive!!
Baby Dust to all!

Posted by amber3729 (Member # 12673) on July 30, 2008 01:31 PM:

I have one tube 2.0 c on right side. I just got my first positive OPK today! I'm not sure which side I am ovulating from, but i feel a twinge on my right side! So Here i go!! Ill let you ladies know what happens in 2 weeks my TR was 7-1-08

Posted by Pennylane (Member # 12121) on July 30, 2008 08:34 PM:

Good luck Amber!!! I hope that you get your BFP soon!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by 1more4us (Member # 12667) on July 30, 2008 11:16 PM:

I'm also have only my right tube 4cm. I've read lots of success stories, so I know it can happen for us too. Everything I've read says our chances are the same as with two tube, it just might take a little longer.
I have a friend who also only had one repairable tube that is 2.5, she now has a 6mo old little boy and it only took her five months to conceive. She conceived naturally. It can happen!!!

Posted by Pennylane (Member # 12121) on July 31, 2008 12:44 PM:

I just love success stories!!! Keep them coming. We have to keep this thread open for us shorties!!!
Baby dust to all!!!
hey maybe we can make a shortie countdown to BFP or something.

Posted by imhopeful (Member # 12674) on July 31, 2008 12:50 PM:

I am enjoying all of the success stories as well. I had my TR 4/10/08 and have 2.5L. I am have an HSG in Sept. to make sure that it is not blocked. AF just came yesterday, so no BFP this month.
Baby Dust to you all!

Posted by babyz07 (Member # 11036) on July 31, 2008 03:13 PM:

Hi,I had my TR on 6/18/2007 with r 1.5. Had HSG in April 08 and tube is open. Congrats to all that have recvd their BFP and Good luck to all of us.

Posted by Pennylane (Member # 12121) on July 31, 2008 05:52 PM:

here is the thing too! Yeah, most of the time when you look at the pregnancy reports most of those women have two tubes BUT, not both of their tubes are long ones and who really knows which tube was responsible.....
Baby Dust to all!!!!!!!!

Posted by Hopingfortwo (Member # 12373) on July 31, 2008 07:30 PM:

I am also a one tuber L 2.5

Posted by ShirleyL (Member # 12606) on August 01, 2008 12:06 PM:


Keep the faith and keep on believing.What is for you nobody can take it away. Good Luck on your journey.

Posted by kylady (Member # 12198) on August 01, 2008 08:30 PM:

I also have one short tube my left tube is .75 I thank I have the shortest tube ever. But I keep hoping and praying.

Posted by Hopingfortwo (Member # 12373) on August 01, 2008 09:50 PM:

I believe that they is a baby or two for us.

Posted by Pennylane (Member # 12121) on August 02, 2008 09:59 AM:

Hopingfortwo- we have the exact same length and tube! I am also L/2.5cm and I couldn't get my R repaired. But there are a couple of short tubers on the pregnancy report this week. One has a long tube and then a 2.5cm tube so who knows which one got her there right??!!!

Posted by Hopingfortwo (Member # 12373) on August 02, 2008 10:28 AM:

I know. It only takes 1 egg and a sperm. I have alot of faith in our short tubes.

More Fallopian Tube Length topics from the Tubal Reversal Message Board.

Pregnancies Occur With All Tubal Lengths Following Tubal Reversal
Dr. Berger's detailed statistics on all of his tubal reversal patients include tubal length, age of patient, and type of tubal ligation. Dr. Berger's patients have had successful pregnancies with all different tubal lengths following tubal reversal surgery. The Weekly Pregnancy Reports Forum of the Tubal Reversal Message Board documents the wide range of tubal lengths that have led to pregnancies. There is no minimal tubal length required to conceive a healthy pregnancy following tubal reversal surgery.

Will I Be Able To Have My Tubal Ligation Reversed?
Many women call Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center seeking tubal reversal but fearful that their tubal ligation procedure may have left them with inadequate lengths for repair. Dr. Berger is able to restore the tubes in 98% of cases, regardless of the tubal ligation method. If you can obtain a copy of your tubal ligation operative note and pathology report, this is helpful but not required. You may fax the report to Dr. Berger. If you have reason to believe your tubes were severely damaged, you may be able to have a screening laparoscopy while at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. If there is adequate tubal length for the repair, Dr. Berger will follow the laparoscopy with a "bikini cut" incision and proceed to repair your tubes.

Is It Possible To Have A Tubal Reversal After Monopolar Ligation?
A member of the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center's Message Board discusses her chances of pregnancy after tubal reversal since being told she has had a monopolar Ligation. "The good news is that the tubes are repairable in 98% of the cases and we would anticipate that with 3cm removed, that there would be adequate lengths of tube remaining after surgery." Within 3 hours a nurse from the Tubal Reversal Center had answered her questions. Prompt replies to questions is one of the many ways that the staff of Chapel Hill exceed in customer service.

Scheduled For Tubal Reversal Surgery And Wondering About Tubal Lengths
I was finally able to get a copy of the pathology report from my tubal ligation. I'm still waiting for the operative report, so I don't yet know what type of tubal I had done, but it sounds like they only took .5 cm from the right tube and 1 cm from the left during the TL. I'm hoping that this will put me in a good position to have the tubal reversal procedure and that I'll come out with good lengths.

After Tubal Reversal Excited To See What The Future Holds
I just returned home from Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. I'm sitting here thinking about how grateful I am for the people and experiences in my life. I am truly blessed. Thanks to Dr. Berger and his staff I have 2 repaired tubes, 7.5 and 3 cm. I couldn't have asked for a better tubal reversal experience.

Tubal Lengths And Pregnancy After Tubal Reversal Surgery
A new member of The Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center Message Board inquires whether the fallopian tubes must be a certain length to achieve pregnancy after the reversal. Patients and members of Dr. Gary Berger's staff respond with statistical information on pregnancy rates. Dr. Berger provides the most detailed information about tubal reversal outcomes available from any doctor, hospital, or medical institution. This is done through continuing follow-up with patients after surgery. Continuing follow-up after surgery helps ensure the best care for each patient and allows Dr. Berger to evaluate the success of tubal reversal surgery and the care he provides. Dr. Berger has made this a priority because of his commitment to giving patients all of the information they should have in order to make an informed decision about tubal reversal surgery. Although pregnancy rates are higher when tubes are longer, at Chapel Hill tubal Reversal Center, pregnancies have been reported with tubes as short as 2cm.

You Can Have a Baby after Tubal Reversal Surgery with Just One Fallopian Tube
Jeannie posts a question on the message board of the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. She asks others if they have had any pregnancies after tubal reversal surgery with only one remaining fallopian tube. The overwhelming answer is "yes". A staff member, Rhonda Brown, RN, attests that many of Dr. Gary Berger's patients have become pregnant after a tubal reversal procedure with only one fallopian tube. Message board participants also share personal stories of their successful pregnancies after their tubal reversal procedures.

Pregnant After Tubal Reversal Surgery With One Tube And Ovary
A patient of Dr. Gary Berger posts on the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center Message Board that she is pregnant following her tubal reversal procedure, even though she has just one tube and ovary! In almost all cases, tubal reversal surgery is the best option for women with a previous sterilization to become pregnant. Dr. Berger is able to repair the tubes in 98% of cases with pregnancy rates as high as 86%.

Pregnancy And Short Tubes Following Tubal Reversal Surgery
A woman who chose Dr. Gary Berger as her tubal reversal doctor shares the good news that she achieved pregnancy after her tubal reversal with tubal lengths of 3cm and 3.5cm. Although pregnancy rates are higher the longer the tubes are after surgery, patients at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center have conceived pregnancies with tubal lengths as short as 1.5cm following tubal reversal surgery with Dr. Berger.

Fall Tubal Reversal Babies Arriving
Members of the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center Message Board post a list of the babies born this fall and those due to be born. So far, at least 12 new tubal reversal babies have been born or are due in the two months between September 17th and November 20th. Each of these couples chose Dr. Gary Berger as their tubal reversal doctor and now welcome the new additions to their families!

It's Another BFP (Big Fat Positive) Pregnancy Result At Chapel Tubal Reversal Center
Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center Message Board member discusses how she is pregnant for the 2nd time with only one tube repaired. "Hi everybody..a little shocking news for me. I GOT A BFP!! I had my first tr baby feb.7, my husband and I had decided right after the birth of our baby boy that we would try again and after 6 months of no success we decided to put money into our house and be happy with the 4 kids that we now have. I figured the chances of me getting pg were not great ... I only have 1 tube and it took us a long time after the tr to get are first bfp. I even made a dr. apt. to start birth control last week! Anyhow, I took a test yesterday and it is a BFP!!"

Pregnant With One Short Tube After Tubal Reversal Surgery
A 32 year old is one of nine patients to report new pregnancies following their reversal with Dr. Gary Berger. With one tube that is only 4cm long, she is an example that pregnancy can occur after a reversal, even with one tube that is less than half the normal length.

Is Pregnancy Possible After Tubal Reversal When There Is Only One Tube?
It only takes one tube to become pregnant. Some women are born with one tube and successfully achieve pregnancy several times before undergoing a tubal ligation. At Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, we have pregnancies reported nearly every week from women who have one tube following tubal reversal surgery. Dr. Berger publishes the pregnancy reports received by his office each week on the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center Message Board.

Is Tubal Reversal Possible With Only One Tube After Ectopic Pregnancy?
I am 42 and recently remarried and we both would like to have a child together. I only have one tube because of an ectopic pregnancy. I had my tubes tied when I was about 22 and I had the ectopic pregnancy when I was 30 years old. Will tubal reversal work for me?.

Are Short Fallopian Tubes After Tubal Reversal Associated With Faster Implantation Time?
Pregnancy rates and outcomes after tubal reversal are associated with fallopian tube lengths. The Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Study Report 2007 shows that among women with average fallopian tube lengths measuring 7.5 cm or longer, 59% gave birth or had an ongoing pregnancy. Birth/ongoing pregnancy rates declined while miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy rates increased with shorter tubal lengths.

Tubal Reversal Babies Conceived With Short Tubes
Women who chose Dr. Gary Berger as their tubal reversal doctor share promising stores of hope regarding short tubes and live births. Dr. Berger maintains a database with detailed statistics on all of his tubal reversal patients and posts a weekly pregnancy report on the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center Message Board. This information shows clearly that pregnancy and birth is possible for women with short tubes after tubal ligation and subsequent tubal reversal surgery.

Tubal Clamps And The Chance For Tubal Reversal Surgery
Tubal rings and tubal clips are mechanical methods of tubal ligation applied to the fallopian tubes through a laparoscopy. Tubal rings and clips damage minimal lengths of the fallopian tube and are ideal for tubal reversal. For patients who chose Dr. Berger as their tubal reversal doctor and underwent reversal of a clip or ring sterilization, pregnancy rates are approximately 75%.

Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report for the Second Week of July 2007
Dr. Berger's tubal reversal patients report 16 new pregnancies during the second week of July. The women ranged in age from 27 to 40 and had all different methods of tubal ligations, including Filshie clips, Hulka clips, ligation/resection, and bipolar cautery. Their tubal lengths following reversal surgery ranged from 2.5 cm to 7.5 cm. These reports show that all methods of tubal ligation are reversible and that pregnancies occur even for women who have only one remaining fallopian tube that is very short in length.

Tubal Reversal Pregnancy Report Shows Pregnancy Is Possible For Most Women
The office of Dr. Gary Berger reported eight new tubal reversal pregnancies during the week of June 23 - June 29. The report shows that pregnancies were achieved by patients with tubal lengths of 5 cm or less and a patient with only one fallopian tube. This report shows that for most women, tubal reversal surgery can be successful. Dr. Berger is the only doctor in the United States with a practice that is limited to tubal reversal surgery.

Tube Lengths After Modified Pomeroy BTL and Subsequent Tubal Reversal
Dr. Berger's tubal reversal patients talk about their tube lengths after their tubal reversal surgery at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. The Pomeroy and modified Pomeroy tubal ligations are the most common types of ligations performed. Dr. Berger reverses these types of ligation all of the time with very high pregnancy rates.

Tubal Lengths After Tubal Reversal Surgery
A few days after her tubal reversal surgery with Dr. Gary Berger, a member of the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center message board posts news of her tubal lengths following surgery. Although pregnancy rates are higher with longer tubes, our comprehensive follow-up study on outcomes following tubal reversal surgery show that pregnancy is possible with tubal lengths as short as 1.5 - 2cm. Once the tubes are open, there is a chance for pregnancy to occur naturally at any time.

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