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How Do Fallopian Tubes Get Blocked
go to GYN: You might need to get a hysterosalpingography or uterosalpingography a radiologic procedure to investigate the patency of the tubes. An interventional radiologist can sometimes open the occluded tubes. Go to doctor to discuss options. ...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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If both of my fallopian tubes are blocked what could I do to get them unblocked? What would Clomid (clomiphene) do for blocked fallopian tubes?
Fertility specialist: If your tubes are blocked then you need to see a reproductive specialist. Procedures to fix the tubes tend to be very expensive and tend to not work very well and so the best option for these people is often ivf. Clomid (clomiphene) would not help you because Clomid (clomiphene) helps you produce eggs and your problem is the eggs being unable to get into the uterus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection, scarring?: A swollen fallopian tube can be from an infection, including sexually transmitted disease, or from blockage of the end of the tube causing fluid to accumulate in the tube (hydrosalpinx). This can be due to scarring for infection or possibly endometriosis or prior surgery. It depends on what the doctor means by "swollen tube". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reversal, IVF: You can get pregnant by having a tubal reversal, surgery to reconnect the tubes. You could also get pregnant with in vitro fertilization where your eggs are collected, sperm is mated with eggs and embryo is put back in uterus. Depending on clinic, both surgery and ivf cost around $10, 000 depending on whether you have infertility insurance and cost doctors charge. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depends on degree : Of damage. This often can not be determined until surgery. You should find a highly skilled reproductive surgeon. Even most reproductive endocrinologists don't do much tubal surgery. Most want to remove and do ivf. Depending on age and level of damage the fertility rates with tubal repair can be quite good. Good luck. ...Read more
Best to bypass them: While scarred tubes can sometimes be partially repaired, the results are generally poor and you can only rearrange the scarring, not eliminate it. There has been such enormous advances in various assisted reproductive technologies in the past 20+ years that trying to surgically repair fallopian tubes makes little sense. ...Read more
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