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Monday April 4, 2022

Fallopian tubes also known as uterine tubes, or oviducts are the parts of a female reproductive tract (organ) that transport the egg(ova) from the ovary into the uterus(womb) every month at the time of ovulation. 

The structure of fallopian tube is a delicate hair-like structure of one of two long, slender tubes connecting the ovaries to the uterus. The Eggs pass from the ovaries, through the fallopian tubes, to the uterus.

The fallopian tubes then function as a transporter of the sperm cells to the egg, provide a suitable environment for fertilization, and transport the egg from the ovary, where it is produced, to the central channel (lumen) for getting implantation in the uterine cavity and conceive pregnancy. The fallopian tubes play an important role in conception because they are where most eggs are fertilized.

How do the fallopian tubes get blocked?

The medical term for a blocked fallopian tube is called tubal occlusion. If any parts of the fallopian tubes are damaged. Some of the common examples leading to fallopian tube blockage are: Through surgery or an infection, they can become blocked by scar tissue and pelvic adhesions.

What happens if the fallopian tube gets blocked?

If a fallopian tube gets blocked, the tunnel for the sperm to reach the eggs, also the passage for the fertilized egg to return to the uterus is blocked. If both the fallopian tubes are fully blocked it causes female infertility.

What are the symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes?

Blocked fallopian tubes don’t often show specific symptoms or no symptoms at all. Generally, Most women don’t know they have blocked fallopian tubes until they try to get pregnant but are unable to achieve it.

In some circumstances, the blockage of the fallopian tube can be suspected by experiencing a mild, regular pain on one side of the abdomen called hydrosalpinx (a type of fallopian tube blockage). Hydrosalpinx is caused when fluid fills, enlarging a fallopian tube. Some of the women’s fertility conditions that can lead to fallopian tube blockage are:

  • Struggle conceiving,
  • Endometriosis,
  • Painful and heavy menstrual cycle,
  • Pelvic pain.
  • Have an ectopic pregnancy.

Causes of fallopian tube blockage

Some of the reasons which can cause fallopian tube blockage are:

  • History of Pelvic inflammatory causes hydrosalpinx, 
  • previously burst appendix
  • sexually transmitted disease (gonorrhea/chlamydia)
  • Endometriosis- tissue builds up in the tubes and causes blockage.
  • history of abdominal surgery
  • Fibroids’ growths block the tube, they attach to the uterus.
  • PCOS and diet– PCOS test measures the main hormones that can impact your menstrual cycle, ovulation, metabolism, and more. 

What are the options available for fallopian tube blockage?

If you’re a couple trying to get pregnant but are unable to conceive after having regular unprotected intercourse. The most suitable option for any patient is to consult an expert. The fertilityworld is the best fertility center, having the best chief embryologists with over 35+ years of experience working in the fertility field such as Dr.Pammy Murthy and his team, he is the founder and managing director of Miracle advanced reproductive Center Chennai.

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For completely blocked fallopian tubes, the top fertility treatment recommended by our experienced doctor in such cases is in vitro fertilization (IVF)- Complete IVF Pregnancy. However, the best suggestion depends on the fertility conditions.

If only one fallopian tube is blocked, this blockage won’t likely affect fertility because an egg can still travel through the unaffected fallopian tube. Fertility drugs can help increase the chance of ovulating on the open side.

Treatments for blocked fallopian tubes

In this era of technology, nothing is impossible as long as you’re financially fit. Various techniques and treatments are available in the fertilityworld for the treatment of fallopian tube blockage. Some of the treatments are:

  • Laparoscopic surgery: If the fallopian tubes are blocked by small quantities of scar tissue or adhesions, this surgery removes the scar tissue and opens the tubes. This cost up to Rs.65,000.
  • Tubal Cannulation- Cost up to Rs 1.5 lakhs.
  • Ayurvedic treatment lodhra is sometimes recommended to boost fertility and unblock fallopian tubes. However, there is no scientific evidence.

A laparoscopic surgery not only diagnoses the blockages of the fallopian tubes. It also removes any blocked tissues and frees the tubes for smooth functioning. Our surgeon may remove the damaged parts of the tubes and connect two healthy tube parts during surgery.

Even though these treatment options are generally more expensive than natural treatments to unblock Fallopian tubes, they have a higher success rate, and keyhole surgery is relatively low-risk. However, if large parts of the tubes are damaged or blocked by scar tissue or adhesions, treatment to remove the blockages may not be possible.

Surgery to repair tubes damaged by ectopic pregnancy or infection may be an option. If a blockage is caused because part of the fallopian tube is damaged, a surgeon can remove the damaged part and connect the two healthy parts.

What are the possible options, if fallopian tube blockage fails?

If the treatments and other suggested physical and medical remedies fail to unblock the fallopian tube blockage. Nothing to worry about at all, there are several alternative methods for getting pregnant through assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as:

  • Self-cycle IVF treatments (using self egg),
  • Donor-Cycle IVF treatments (using Donor eggs),
  • Surrogacy- If an international couple, either one of the partners must have an Indian Passport.

What are the complications of fallopian tube blockage?

The most common complication of blocked fallopian tubes and treatment is ectopic pregnancy. If a fallopian tube is partially blocked, an egg may be able to get fertilized, but in uncertainties, it gets stuck in the tube. This results in an ectopic pregnancy, which is a medical emergency.

Surgery that removes part of the fallopian tube also increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy. Because of these risks, doctors often recommend IVF instead of surgery for women with blocked fallopian tubes who are otherwise healthy.

Ectopic pregnancy– is a pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a fallopian tube. This can damage nearby organs and cause life-threatening loss of blood. In an ectopic pregnancy, the egg will not develop, and there can be a risk to a woman’s health.

How to reach the fertilityworld to treat your fallopian tube blockage, IVF, any fertility treatments?

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  • The center is legally registered and certified,
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