When we talk about getting pregnant, we imagine only the egg, sperm and that’s it, the magic has already happened! But did you know that there are many more things involved in this process than many people imagine? For pregnancy to happen, many parts of the reproductive system are involved, especially the ovaries, tubes or also known as fallopian tubes.
More important than the uterus itself during fertilization, the tube is the birthplace of fertilization. Place where the sperm meets the egg and there, a new life appears. Where is the horn located? The tube is attached to the uterus at its lateral ends. They are like arms that move with body movement, contrary to what many imagine. We can have the impression that the tubes are fixed, but they make smooth movements of coming and going like hands to capture the egg as soon as it leaves the follicle. The right tube captures the egg (os) coming out of the right ovary and the one on the left side the same thing. Each has responsibility for the ovary on its respective side.
uteri, fallopian tubes and ovaries
The horn on the inside is more like a shaggy carpet, full of microscopic tentacles that support the egg and make it comfortable. There he stays for 12 to 24 hours waiting for the sperm. When intercourse happens, the race is for the tubes. When they arrive then, the dispute to see which fertilized sperm first starts. As soon as fertilization occurs and cell multiplication occurs. The horn, in turn, makes these little arms that exist inside it , make movements so that the small zygote falls into the uterus and then implant itself and then the pregnancy happens at last.
What if the Horn Is Not Healthy?
There are problems that can affect the tubes and one of them is obstruction or adhesion. The most common symptom of those who have this type of problem is the delay in getting pregnant. As the tube is necessary for fertilization, it may not let the sperm pass to meet the egg. Or if this encounter is allowed, it may not let the zygote fall into the uterus and then another recurrent problem will happen to women with adhesions or mass collections in the tubes, tubal pregnancy. Other problems can also affect the tubes and hinder pregnancy, these are:
Hydrosalpinx : Inflammation in the tubes that can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia. This disease provides a collection of harmful liquids to the eggs and also to the sperm. Theoretically women who have this disease would find it more difficult to conceive naturally. The solution for these cases is drug treatments and also in vitro fertilization.
Clogged and sticky tubes
Endometriosis in the tubes: Endometriosis is the disease in which the blood tissue that lines the uterus, leaves it and reaches other nearby organs and regions such as the tube for example. If the endometriosis affects the tubes or one of them and is internally, the pregnancy would be unfeasible as well as in the case of obstruction with mass collections.
The good news is that most problems with the tubes can be circumvented, either medically or surgically. Some cases, such as total tubal ligation, may not favor natural pregnancy, but it is possible through in vitro fertilization if there is regret. In cases of women who had a tubal pregnancy that required the removal of the tube, pregnancy is possible through the tube that remains. The process of getting pregnant can take a little longer, but it is possible ! An ultrasound exam is enough to diagnose which side the woman is ovulating (alternating cycles from right to left) and intensify the rhythm of sexual intercourse in this cycle.
To diagnose any problems in the tubes, tests such as hysterosalpingography, tomography and ultrasound are enough. If there are problems such as fallopian tubes or adhesions, the doctor will request a procedure called laparoscopy. Simple, easy and efficient that can change female fertility completely! Many women with fallopian tubes were able to get pregnant normally after surgery. Do you suspect that you have problems with your tubes? Are you in pain? Anything different? So better to see a doctor to answer the question. If there is any kind of problem the specialist can help you get around and restore your fertility.
Author’s note : I receive recurring questions about yam tea and also from inductors in cases of troubled tubes. See, the problem is not in the ovaries, but in the tubes . Even if a woman ovulates and has problems with her tubes, she will not be able to conceive even if she ovulates more than once. The tube is necessary for fertilization of the sperm because it houses the egg until it is fertilized. If this tube is not healthy, then what is the use of ovulating? You actually have to treat a problem to induce ovulation. Make your doctor your best friend!
See also: What is the Role of Horns in Fertility?
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.