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If a fertilized egg cannot reach the uterus, what is the most likely result?

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Answered Nov 18Biology
Suzanne Davison-AllottQualified lecturer with over 10 years’ experience at secondary, FE and HE levels

A fertilised egg which cannot reach the uterus is known as an ectopic pregnancy. The most common location for these is in a Fallopian tube, and this can be fatal for the woman. It is not possible for the fertilised egg to survive as a pregnancy without being implanted into the womb, and so it will need to be removed.