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Blocked Fallopian Tube
Blocked fallopian tu: Most women would not have any symptom whatsoever. Some cannot get pregnant because of scarring in the tubes (blockage) but they would not know their tubes were blocked unless they tried to conceive. If the blockage is the result of an acute inflammation with an abscess or fluid collection development, then pain, discharge, fever may occur. Rupture of the tube will be signified by intense pain, . ...Read more
Aka oviduct, uterine tube, or salpinx. It is basically a small tube connecting between the ovary and the uterus. This tube carries the eggs from the ovary area to the unterus. This is the tube that is cut/tied-up/or burned in women having the tuboligation procedure for permanent birth control purpose. Have ...Read more
Many ways: Blockage due to infection is near the top of the list; but many women without infection history still get blockages. Prior surgery with adhesion formation is another cause. Proximal blockages (near where the tube leaves the uterus) are roughly 50% due to 'clogging' with mucus, clot, etc, ...Like a clogged drain in a sink. ...Read more
No: If it's a true blockage, there is no natural fix. ...Read more
Usually None: Blocked tubes usually don't cause any symptoms. The only way to find out if a tube is blocked without surgery is to have an hsg, a type of radiologic exam where the uterus and tubes are filled with dye. Prior surgery, endometriosis and sexually transmitted infections can put you at higher risk. ...Read more
May not be: If the other tube is open, there should not be a need to treat it. If you are trying to conceive, the one good tube should be enough. We did tuboplasty surgery using magnification at one time to open blocked tubes but IVF has become so reliable now that it is usually preferred. A partially opened tube can increase the risk of a tubal pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have one blocked fallopian tube...I wanted to know what's the best alternative to surgery to unblock this tube?
Depends on where: Tubal blockage where the tube leaves the uterus may have little overall effect on pregnancy if the other tube is open. Blockage at the end of the tube though is very detrimental to pregnancy even from the other tube. Due to fluid moving from the blocked tube into the uterus. If that's the case, likely need some surgery to fix the problem; removal or repair via laparoscopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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