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Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Fallopian Tube blockage, symptoms, causes, diagnosis and Treatment:

What are Fallopian Tubes: Fallopian Tubes are two fine tubes on either side of uterus which facilitates mature eggs and motile sperms to meet and is the site of fertilization.

What is Fallopian Tubes Blockage: A Fallopian Tube blockage is any obstruction in the tubes that prevents the sperm from reaching the egg thus effecting fertilization
and their after pregnancy.This can occur in one or both the tubes and is the cause of female infertility in 30 to 40% of cases.

What are the Symptoms of a Blocked Fallopian Tube?
A Blocked Fallopian Tube really does not came any symptoms most woman don’t even know they have blocked tubes until they try to get pregnant.

Hydrosalpinx is a condition in which the fallopian tubes get swollen with fluid due to infection. The infected fluid cause abdominal pain
and unusual vaginal discharge.

What are the Causes of Fallopian Tube blockage: The common causes of Block Fallopian tube are:
1. Pelvic inflammatory Diseases
2. Tuberculosis
3. Sexually Transmitted Disease
4. Previous Surgery of Fallopian Tube
5. Previous Ectopic Pregnancy
6. Congenital Tubal Obstruction
7. Endometriosis and Adhesions

How Fallopian Tube Blockage can be Diagnosed?
Block Fallopian Tubes are diagnosed with the Specialized x-ray called hysterosalpingogram (HSG) which involves placing a dye through the
cervix and taking x-rays of the Pelvic region. If there is a no blockage the dye will go through the uterus Fallopian Tube and
spil in to the Pelvic Cavity. If the dye doesn’t get through the tubes then they are might be a blockage.

SSG is an USG guided test where in instead of the dye, saline is instilled in the uterine cavity. an USG is done to see if there is spill of saline from the
fallopian tubes. if there is no blockage fluid is seen in the pelvic cavity if there is a blockage fluid is not seen in the pelvic cavity.

Is Fallopian Tube Test Painful?
It depends some woman have mild to moderate cramping but if the tubes are blocked the dye can cause pressure which can eventually
lead to discomfort and pain.

Treatment for Blocked Fallopian Tube
If Tubes are blocked by small amount of scar tissue Laparoscopy surgery is recommended to check the potency and opened the tubes,
If tubes are severely damaged then it is advisable to proceed with IVF Technology.