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The fallopian tubes are a pair of tubes that connect to each upper side of the uterus and end near the ovaries. When an egg is released by an ovary (ovulation), it travels down a fallopian tube toward the uterus.
After ovulation, egg fertilization usually happens in a fallopian tube. The fertilized egg then travels to the uterus, where it implants and grows. If the fallopian tubes are blocked by scar tissue, such as from pelvic inflammatory disease, you may be unable to become pregnant. Or it may cause a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy.
Current as of: November 22, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine
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