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A 38-year-old member asked:

Please explain how do fallopian tubes get blocked?

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Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 41 years experience
Infection: Fallopian tubes can get blocked due to inflammation from a prior pelvic infection or prior pelvic surgery.
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Agree. Reversible tubal blockages (obstruction) can also occur absent inflammation, usually due to plugging ("clogging") with mucus, clot, endometrial fragments, etc.
Jun 24, 2014

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A 21-year-old female asked:

Where do the Fallopian tubes usually get blocked or scarred is it in the inside of the tube ?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Blocked tubes ?: Fallopian tubes become blocked secondary to inflammation, usually caused by infection or endometriosis. The scarring occurs inside the tubes from the origin in the uterus to the end of the tubes. Often, infection does not produce many symptoms, so making sure one's partner(s) is not infectious is very important to preserve fertility.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can I get my Fallopian tubes replaced?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
No: You can sometime have them put back together or have a reanastomosis if their is enough tube left to perform that procedure. It is hard to know if their is enough tube for sure prior to performing the surgery. Need to consult with a specialist. Also, you could consider IVF - this is very successful method to help achieve a pregnancy after having a tubal. Hope this helps.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can fallopian tubes become blocked?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Many ways: Fallopian tubes can be blocked for several reasons: a prior infection of the tubes, appendix, or uterus, previous surgery causing scar tissue inside the belly, and endometriosis. Sometimes surgery can provide answers by looking for these causes, and sometimes there is no obvious answer.
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Thailand
A 30-year-old female asked:

How to know if fallopian tubes are blocked?

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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
HSG or surgery: The only ways to tell are a radiology test called a hysterisalpingogram (hsg) or laparoscopy and chromotubation. Would rec you start with hsg as it's less invasive. Both procedures can sometimes open a blocked tube so they can be both diagnostic and therapeutic.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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