Blocked Fallopian Tubes

B locked Fallopian Tubes are defined are the reproductive organs of our body. These are two thin tubes, one on each sides of the uterus which helps to the mature egg from the ovaries to uterus. A fallopian tube is the prime most organs in the fertilisation process. Fertilisation of the eggs takes place when eggs are travelling from the fallopian tubes to the uterus. So when the fallopian tubes are blocked, the traversal of egg through fallopian tubes to the uterus cannot occur resulting into the hindrance into the fertilisation process. Single tube blockages as well as blockage of the tubes are dangerous for the fertilisation process. Blocked fallopian tubes become one of the top most reasons of infertility nowadays.

How does blockage cause infertility?

E ach and every month the ovulation occurs, and eggs are released form the ovaries. Further the egg travels from the ovaries through the tubes into the uterus . Sperms swims from the cervix through the uterus, and then through the fallopian tubes to reach to the eggs. Process of fertilisation of eggs takes place when the eggs are travelling through the tube. So when the blockage is there, the eggs cannot reach the uterus and sperms cannot meet the eggs hence, the fertilisation are prevented thus preventing the pregnancy. Some of the times the blockage of the tubes are not completely and it’s partially , thus the pregnancy can be achieved after the treatment and this can also increase the risk of the tubal pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.

Causes of Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Various causes which have been reported to cause the blockage into the fallopian tubes are listed as follows:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ruptured Appendix
  • Prior abdominal surgery
  • Prior Ectopic surgery
  • Abortion or uterine infection in past
  • Contraction of STD infection currently in present or in past
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Any surgery in prior or affliction pertaining to Fallopian Tubes

Symptoms of Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Multiple symptoms which ensure the blockage of the fallopian tubes are mentioned as below:

  • Pain during the periods
  • Pain during sex and urination
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Unusual vaginal discharge

It is vital to make a point that these symptoms might not visible for all the patients and may differ from person to person. This difference in the visibility of the symptoms is due to the reason that each and every women ovulate differently despite the fallopian tubes.

Treatments for Blocked fallopian tubes

Treatment for the blocked fallopian tubes can be provided in the ways listed below:
In case of single tube blockage
Single tube blockage is not enough to cure to cure the blockage. It involves complex procedures for the treatment of the problem. A fertility expert prescribes potent fertility drugs to patients to enhance their chances of ovulating on the side of the fallopian tube which is open.
In case of both the tubes blocked
Fertility drugs individually cannot do enough. In this case Laparoscopic surgery is preferred to overcome the problem. The younger the women the chances of success are higher.
IVF
IVF is the effective treatment for the blocked fallopian tubes and often the last option for the intended parents who wish to be blessed with new born baby.

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