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How can fallopian tubes become blocked?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Also 'clogging'

Most key reasons are covered above; many women get blockages near the opening from the uterus to the tube due to clogging with mucus, clot, endometrial debris, etc.
..These obstructions are mostly correctible by tubal cannulation viahysteroscopy, or selected cases by cannulation under fluoroscopy. The idea is not that different from a kitchen drain getting plugged during normal usage.

In brief: Also 'clogging'

Most key reasons are covered above; many women get blockages near the opening from the uterus to the tube due to clogging with mucus, clot, endometrial debris, etc.
..These obstructions are mostly correctible by tubal cannulation viahysteroscopy, or selected cases by cannulation under fluoroscopy. The idea is not that different from a kitchen drain getting plugged during normal usage.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
Thank
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