Monthly Archives: March 2014

Can your fallopian tube collect an egg from the opposite ovary?

A patient who had lost one of her fallopian tubes after it had ruptured following an ectopic pregnancy had been told by her consultant that her remaining tube could collect the egg coming from the other ovary too. I know the human body is amazing but I thought I’d do some investigating to see if this is actually the case and … yes it is!

Fallopian tubes are very malleable and can cross sides to pick up the egg on the opposite side of the ovary that releases it. Whilst your ovaries take turns releasing eggs unfortunately it’s not in a set pattern but quite random as to which one it will be. It will probably take you longer to conceive if you do have just one tube remaining as the remaining tube will more likely reach out to the ovary closest to the tube.