Hope for Pregnancy: What You Need to Know About Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Fallopian Tubes

Hope for Pregnancy: What You Need to Know About Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Over 30% of women suffering from Infertility have either blocked or damaged fallopian tubes. The condition of blocked fallopian tubes in the female reproductive tract is also known as tubal Infertility, tubal disease, or tubal occlusion. Unlike other Infertility disorders, blocked fallopian tubes do not generally show specific symptoms. Females with tubal blockage do not even know that they have any disease. Many women discover their tubal blockage during infertility evaluations when trying to conceive. A blocked fallopian tube keeps an egg from meeting the sperm or reaching the uterus, thus, resulting in no conception.

Treating the tubal block or overcoming these is essential to make pregnancy possible, provided the treatment is carried out on time to avoid complications. Dr. Kunaal Shinde offers the best cancer treatment in Baner, Pune. If you are suffering from fallopian tube cancer then call Dr. Shinde for the Fallopian Cancer Treatment in Pune.

What is fallopian tube blockage?

Fallopian tubes are a crucial part of a woman’s reproductive system. In a female body, every month during ovulation, the ovary releases an egg, which travels into the fallopian tube. Coming through the cervix, the fallopian tubes are the place where the sperm meets the eggs to fertilize them. The resulting zygote is transported to the uterus via the fallopian tubes. Fallopian tube blockage means obstruction in the ducts, preventing the sperm from reaching the egg. Due to blocked tubes, the fertilized egg will also not be able to traverse to the uterus. Fallopian tube blockage can be found in one or both tubes, resulting in infertility.

Causes of Blocked Fallopian Tubes:

Dr. Kunaal Shinde providing here a quick review of the reasons for blocked fallopian tubes:

  • STI/Sexually Transmitted Infections, such as Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Tuberculosis
  • PID/Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in which the tubes may be loaded with fluid and adhesions that block the tubular passage.
  • As a result of ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilized egg stays stuck and fails to move toward the womb for further growth), the fallopian tube may get obstructed.
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian tube surgery can lead to tubal blockage.
  • Burst appendix or appendix disease causes blocked fallopian tubes.
  • Fibroids can render pressure impacts and may lead to blocked tubes.

Blocked Fallopian Tube Symptoms:

Dr. Kunaal Shinde explains the following symptoms and suggests that you should check for blocked tubes:

  • The inability to conceive despite trying for one year may be the first sign in most cases.
  • Mild to regular pain on one or both sides of the abdomen.
  • History of Tuberculosis, history of PID/Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and infection of the female genital tract.
  • Pain in the lower abdominal area accompanied by painful intercourse and urination.
  • Record of infections like appendicitis, open surgeries, etc.

Diagnosis of Damaged or Blocked Fallopian Tubes:

Various simple procedures help detect Fallopian tube obstructions. There are three techniques for imaging or intervening to identify tubal enlargement or blockages. Dr. Kunaal Shinde is the best Laparoscopy Hysterectomy surgeon in Baner, Pune and he provides the best gynecological services.

  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): This test is used to identify tubal damage. In an HSG technique, The uterus is filled with a dye-containing fluid to provide visual contrast that helps visualize the fallopian tubes and judge spillage of dye indicating tubal patency. The uterus and fallopian tubes are considered using an X-ray.
  • Hysterosonograms (HSN): Rather than dyes or X-rays, an HSN employs a salt resolution and a high-resolution ultrasound. This method is less invasive and provides a specialist with a clear visual of the uterus and pelvic area.

Chromotubation During Laparoscopy:

It is a minimally intrusive surgical process under general anesthesia in which two/ three incisions (cuts) are made:

  • One/ two in the pelvic area for a better view of the reproductive organs.
  • One in the belly for inserting a fine telescope (laparoscope).

The chromotubation process (dye test) begins after everything is ready and fills the womb with a light blue liquid. The dye will come out from the ends of the Fallopian tubes into the pelvic region if they are open, but if nothing comes out, a blockage is probably the reason.

Treatment of blocked fallopian tubes:

Note that Fallopian Tubes cannot be reopened permanently through any procedure, and may again be obstructed in the future despite the short-term opening. Blockages within the Fallopian tubes can be temporarily fixed with tubal cannulation, by applying laparoscopy. In the possibility the blockage is caused by easy scarring, laparoscopy surgery is used to open the tubes.

Blocked fallopian tubes can also be treated via the following surgeries:

  • Salpingostomy: Draining out built-up fluid from the tube by making a small hole in the area close to the ovary
  • Salpingectomy: Cleared of the blocked Fallopian tube
  • Fimbrioplasty: Cleared of the blocked fallopian tube and rebuilding of fimbriae
  • In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal

However, if the tube blockage is complicated by the presence of a significant amount of scar tissue and adhesions, surgery may not yield positive results.

What are the potential complications caused by a blocked fallopian tube?

The same risks are included with surgery to open the fallopian tubes. These consist of:

  • Development of more scar tissue.
  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Ectopic pregnancy.

Even while blocked fallopian tubes can lead to infertility, it is still conceivable to become pregnant. Frequently, laparoscopic surgery can clear the obstruction and help fertility. IVF can assist you in getting pregnant if surgery is not an option. Dr. Kunaal Shinde is one of the Best Gynecologists in Baner, and she provides service Infertility Treatment in Baner. which has a cutting-edge laboratory and a competent staff of specialists in both fertility and medicine. Book an appointment with us today!