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What Are The Usual Treatments For Blocked Fallopian Tubes
IVF or surgery: Ivf is the best treatment for blocked fallopian tubes. It has the highest chance of producing a pregnancy and very little risk. However, surgery can be considered to try to unblock the tubes. Because ivf is so successful, surgery has become much less popular as a treatment. ...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
Hsg result show that I have have a blocked fallopian tube. Please what is the treatment for blocked tube?
Options: If you are otherwise healthy and only one tube is blocked, often nothing is done as you can still get pregnant. Laparoscopy is a possible treatment with the aim of breaking up adhesions from prior infections. It is also possible to open tubes from inside the tubes using x-ray guidance. This is similar to angioplasty for occluded or narrowed blood vessels. ...Read more
I had my Fallopian tubes removed due to ectopic pregnancies is there any treatments for me to have babies?
Was told that I have swollen fallopian tubes. What exactly does this mean. Never had an STD so how did it happen? What treatments exist for it?
Swollen or closed?: Your fallopian tubes can get "swollen" or blocked from endometriosis. Also, chlamydia, a common cause of swollen tubes does not always have symptoms. If your tubes are swollen, but not blocked, you are at risk for a pregnancy in your tubes, which is a life threatening situation. You do not have to treat it unless you want to get pregnant. You will need to see a fertility specialist. ...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 more
X Ray: The easiest way is to have an x-ray called an HSG (hysterosalpingogram). That is done at an X-ray center where a small amount of dye is injected into the tubes while x rays are taken. A laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure, can also tell whether the tubes are open. ...Read more
Tubes blocked: Fallopian tubes can be blocked because of previous pelvic infections, history of abdominal or pelvic surgery, endometriosis and other pelvic conditions. Sometimes slight blockages will go away after a test called hysterosalpingogram is performed. But otherwise, surgery to repair the tubes or in-vitro fertilization can be considered if pregnancy is desired. ...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
POSS NO BABY: Egg needs to circulate from ovary via fallopian tube to get to the uterus, if blocked doesn't get through. Luckily you have 2 tubes. ...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
I wasn't ovulating and they determined my fallopian tube was blocked. Now ovulating, is tube unblocked?
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
Hormones by blood: An open fallopian tube is only needed for the egg to pass through. As the egg is developing in the ovary it produces hormones - estrogen and then Progesterone after ovulation. These hormones go through the bloodstream to reach the uterus and cause the lining to grow and shed in a cyclic fashion. The egg still ovulates but just gets resorbed in the abdomen. ...Read more
Maybe, sometimes: Theoretically this makes sense but studies have failed to show this is clearly true. There are many kinds of block that will definitely NOT be unblocked with dye, whether it helps in other cases is still inconclusive. There are other methods for unblocking some tubes. Good wishes. ...Read more
Catheter: Most of the time a single blocked tube means that there was tubal spasm or a mucous plug. If it is spasm, a repeat HSG hopefully will show a patent tube. Otherwise the tube can be catheterized to flush the plug off. ...Read more
Remove Hydrosalpinx: If the fallopian tube is blocked and filled with fluid, it should be removed prior to ivf. Pregnancy rates are about 30% lower and miscarriage rates about 30% higher if a fluid filled hydrosalpinx is present. ...Read more
Yes: Under normal circumstances tubal patency has nothing to do with the cycles. ...Read more
Fairly obsolete: Fallopian tube repair was unfortunately complicated by poor fertility recovery and high ectopic pregnancy rate. When ivf became available in the 1980's, it was found to be far more effective to assist fertility. It also depends which part of your tubes are blocked. I would discuss with your OB gyn. ...Read more
Not very: While fallopian tube repair after sterilization can have a high success rate in some cases, success rates are much lower if the tubes are blocked as a result of infection - so much so that most if not all infertility physicians would reccomend ivf rather than trying to repair them. ...Read more