The pathway for sperm to enter the egg, as well as the route back to the uterus for the fertilized egg, is blocked if a fallopian tube is blocked. Scar tissue, cancer, and pelvic adhesions are also common causes of blocked fallopian tubes.

Fallopian tube blockage can be caused by a variety of factors

Scar tissue or pelvic adhesions typically obstruct fallopian tubes. Many factors may provide to this, including:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disorder (PID) is a condition in which the infection of the Fallopian tube’s internal lining causes scarring or blockage and hydrosalpinx may occur as an end result of this disease.
  • Endometriosis is a disease that affects women’s ovaries and  Fallopian tubes. Endometrial tissue may accumulate in the fallopian tubes and obstruct them. Adhesions between endometrial tissue on the outside of other organs may also obstruct the fallopian tubes.
  • Infections that are sexually transmitted (STIs). Scarring and pelvic inflammatory disease may be caused by chlamydia and gonorrhea.
  • Ectopic pregnancy in the past. The fallopian tubes can become scarred as a result of this.
  • Fibroids are found in the uterus. These growths have the potential to obstruct the fallopian tube, particularly if they are present at the place where the Fallopian tubes  connect to the uterus.
  • Abdominal surgery of the past. Past surgery on the fallopian tubes, especially on the tubes themselves, can cause pelvic adhesions that obstruct the tubes.
  • Many causes of blocked fallopian tubes are unavoidable. Using a condom during intercourse, on the other hand, will reduce the risk of STIs.

The treatment of obstructed fallopian tubes

If the fallopian tubes are covered by tiny quantities of scar tissue or adhesions, the doctor will clear the blockage and clear the tubes with laparoscopic surgery.

Treatment to clear blockages in the fallopian tubes may not be necessary if they are blocked by massive quantities of scar tissue or adhesions.

Repairing tubes that have been affected by ectopic pregnancy or infection could be possible. A surgeon may remove the damaged section of the fallopian tube and reconnect the two healthy sections if a blockage is created by a damaged part of the tube.

If you have a query about the blocked fallopian tube, consult Dr.Ramya Mishra Shukla at Global IVF Clinic.