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Doctor insights on: Blocked Fallopian Tubes

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Can fellopian tubes be unblocked?

Can fellopian tubes be unblocked?

Family practice : You may be able to have them opened if not badly scarred. You may need to see an infertility specialist. ...Read more

Fallopian Tube (Definition)

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


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Could saline sonogram detect blocked fallopian tubes?

Could saline sonogram detect blocked fallopian tubes?

Sonohysterogram: Specialized sonohysterography techniques to evaluate the Fallopian tubes have been described, but there has not been widespread adoption. A standard saline sonohysterogram will not evaluate tubal patency. The imaging study of choice for evaluating tubal patency is still the hysterosalpingogram. ...Read more

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Will an appendectomy cause blocked fallopian tubes?

Will an appendectomy cause blocked fallopian tubes?

Disease Complication: Simple appendectomy has a very low risk for long term complication. However, if the appendix has perforated before surgery, regional peritonitis can lead to scarring of your tubes. It really should not be considered a surgical complication but the result of an infectious/inflammatory process. Pid/std, colitis, ibd, can do the same as a perforated appendicitis to the tubes. ...Read more

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How can fallopian tubes become blocked?

How can fallopian tubes become blocked?

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. ...Read more

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Can dye unblock tubes through hsg?

Can dye unblock tubes through hsg?

Yes: Actually there is a slightly higher pregnancy rate in women within 3 months of having an hsg. Sometimes pushing dye through can unblock a tube. Usually a significantly damaged and blocked tube will still be blocked after the hsg. ...Read more

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Can your fallopian tubes be unblocked naturally?

Can your fallopian tubes be unblocked naturally?

No: If they are blocked surgery may or may not be able to unblock them, depending on how abd they are blocked and what shape they are in sometimes they both need to be removed and u will need in vitro fertilization , if they do become unblocked u have to be followed closely so u do not get an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can fallopian tubes grow back?

Can fallopian tubes grow back?

No: Fallopian tubes cannot grow back. There are organs in the human body that can but a woman's tubes cannot unfortunately. ...Read more

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Do women with blocked fallopian tubes still ovulate?

Do women with blocked fallopian tubes still ovulate?

Yes & other facts: The blood supply to the ovaries can come in small or larger part from vessels along the fallopian tube. Increasingly, we find that tubal ligation (particularly cautery) or hysterectomy, leads to earlier menopause because the loss of blood supply to ovaries causes the egg supply to fall faster. Earlier menopause also means earlier end to ovulation and menstruation, but we are talking a few years. ...Read more

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Is HSG fallopian tube test painful?

Is HSG fallopian tube test painful?

Not really: The hsg causes cramps. The discomfort one has can depend on such factors as her pain tolerance as well as who does the procedure and his/her expertise. For example, i perform all hsg's on my own patients and have done so for over 20 years. My techniques give less discomfort, for example, compared to a doctor who only does them on occasion or has only done them for a few years. ...Read more

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Does fallopian tube recanalization work?

Does fallopian tube recanalization work?

Sometimes yes!: It depends on the patient and the reason the tube(s) is (are) blocked. Tubal cannulation under fluoroscopy and by hysteroscopy have both been studied extensively since the early 1990s (it was actually first done with a whale bone in the 1890s!) the most important consideration is whether the woman is a appropriate candidate for the procedure. ...Read more

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Can a blocked fallopian tube can rupture?

Can a blocked fallopian tube can rupture?

Yes: Both ectopic pregnancies and "pus tubes"(pyosalpinx) can rupture with deadly consequences. ...Read more

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What're symptoms for blocked fallopian tube?

What're symptoms for blocked fallopian tube?

Can't get pregnant: Infertility is the primary issue. In some cases there may be pain, though often not. ...Read more

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Natural treatment to unblock fallopian tubes?

There is no Natural: Treatment to unblock your tubes if they are indeed both completely blocked, sometimes surgery can unblock them, sometimes it cannot and u would need in vitro fertilization, please consult your gyn. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics clear out my blocked fallopian tubes?

Could antibiotics clear out my blocked fallopian tubes?

Scar tissue: Unfortunately, once fallopian tubes have become blocked from scaring after pelvic inflammatory disease, antibiotics will help with futures infections, but the damage past infections have done cannot be repaired by antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can methylene blue unclog fallopian tubes?

Can methylene blue unclog fallopian tubes?

Not usually: Methylene blue if put into the tubes under pressure and only if the adhesions inside the tube are "flimsy" will they open under those circumstances. Otherwise, if the tubes are seriously blocked, no. ...Read more

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What is bilaterally patent fallopian tubes?

What is bilaterally patent fallopian tubes?

Normal: When this is stated on report, it means that the tubes are open and normal in most cases. ...Read more

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Can a HSG test unblock a fallopian tube?

Not exactly : An hsg won't unblock a truly blocked fallopian tube. That being said it does clean it out by removing excess mucus. Interestingly, there is a higher rate of pregnancy after women have an hsg test done. ...Read more

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Can a hysterosalpingography open tubes?

Can a hysterosalpingography open tubes?

In theory, but...: Theoretically yes, hsg could flush tubes open. In practice this might happen more often than we're aware. But, hsg has not been shown to change pregnancy rates consistently, so it should be considered a test and not a treatment. A few small studies suggested possible small improvements in pregnancy following hsg, but these have not been confirmed by larger better studies. ...Read more

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Blocked fallopian tubes. Who made that happen?

Blocked fallopian tubes. Who made that happen?

Who? or What?: Him who introduced infectious agent, such as chlamydia or gonorhea bacteria to the tubes through sexual intercourse. Or the surgeon who left scar tissue after pelvic surgery. ...Read more