Fallopian Tube Blockage is a major cause of infertility in women. One or both fallopian tubes may be blocked by scar tissue buildup resulting in the egg's inability to travel down the tubes. A woman with only one blocked tube may still be able to get pregnant without any medical help.
Fallopian Tube Blockage is the presence of a barrier in one or both fallopian tubes preventing the egg from passing through the tubes. Fallopian Tube Blockage makes it impossible for the sperm to reach the egg following intercourse.
Symptoms of Fallopian Tube Blockage are typically rare. A woman with two blocked tubes will likely experience infertility and even a woman with only one blocked tube may be unable to get pregnant. Other potential symptoms of Fallopian Tube Blockage include abdominal pain and vaginal discharge.
Diagnosing Fallopian Tube Blockage can be done by laparoscopy, a procedure in which a small incision is made in the woman’s belly to insert dye into the uterus. If the dye gets stuck in the fallopian tubes, the doctor knows there is a Fallopian Tube Blockage. The HSG test is another way of diagnosing Fallopian Tube Blockage where dye is injected into the fallopian tubes through the cervix.
The potential causes of Fallopian Tube Blockage include having endometriosis, current or past infection of STD’s, history of infection in the uterus, previously ruptured appendix, and a past ectopic pregnancy. Pelvic inflammatory disease is the number one cause of Fallopian Tube Blockage. All of these things result in scar tissue build up within the fallopian tubes, which causes a blockage. A specific kind of Fallopian Tube Blockage known as hydrosalpinx is caused by fluid collecting in fallopian tubes.
The risk factors of Fallopian Tube Blockage include contracting STD’s, having an ectopic pregnancy, having a ruptured appendix, or having a history of uterine infections.
Treatment for Fallopian Tube Blockage involves removing the scar tissue or fluid that has built up in the fallopian tube and can be done through laparoscopy. If only one tube is blocked, a doctor may choose to treat you with fertility drugs to help increase the chances of getting pregnant.
The only medications for Fallopian Tube Blockage are fertility drugs to increase the chances of getting pregnant, and these only work if one fallopian tube remains clear and open. There are no medications for Fallopian Tube Blockage that will correct the problem. Surgery is the only way to unblock Fallopian Tube Blockage.
Recovery from Fallopian Tube Blockage depends on the route of treatment. If you choose to undergo surgery to correct Fallopian Tube Blockage, full recovery is more likely the younger you are and the less severe the blockage.
The only real method of prevention of Fallopian Tube Blockage is to avoid STD’s by using protection during sex and only having one sexual partner.
The information on this site is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a licensed medical practitioner. If you are experiencing a serious medical condition call your local emergency services or your doctor.