Fallopian tubes blockage
In natural conception, semen moves through the cervix, the uterus, and the fallopian tubes to the ovarian area, where the fertilization happens. Then the embryo moves through the fallopian tubes to the uterus, where it implants. When the fallopian tubes are blocked, it may cause infertility or difficulties in getting pregnant.
Most common causes of the blockage of the fallopian tubes:
- pelvis inflammation or lesser pelvic inflammatory disease (e.g., caused by Chlamydia),
- scars and adhesions after previous surgeries
- former ectopic pregnancy
- congenital anomalies
How to diagnose blocked tubes?
To diagnose the fallopian tubes blockage, it is recommended to undergo one of the following exams: HSG, sonoHyCoSy, HyFoSy, or laparoscopy.
Fallopian tubes blockage and pregnancy - what to do?
When the fallopian tubes are completely blocked, the only possible way to get pregnant is to undergo IVF treatment. The egg is fertilized in the lab and transferred directly to the uterus.