What is a tubal blockage?
Tubal blockage refers to the obstruction or blockage of the fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes play an important role in fertility by transporting eggs and they are the main site where fertilisation occurs, and if they are blocked, it can prevent fertilization from occurring.
How do we diagnose Tubal Blockage?
Tubal blockage can be diagnosed by 4 ways: a) HSG, b) Laparoscopy, d) Ultrasound scan. Some of the popular methods are:
- Hysterosalpingography (HSG): A dye is injected into the uterus and an X-ray is taken to check flow if the dye flows through fallopian tubes. If the dye is blocked in fallopian tube, it indicates a tubal blockage.
- Laparoscopy: In this a dye is injected into the uterus and we can directly see if there is spillage of dye in the abdomen or not. This is a gold standard procedure to know about tubal block and the site of block. This can be both diagnostic and therapeutic as we can correct the block if possible.
- Ultrasound : saline is injected into the uterus and and we can see on USG if there is accumulation of fluid in the abdomen (this means tubes are open).
Symptoms and Impact of Tubal blockage
Tubal blockage can lead to infertility issues as it blocks movement. Also it increases risk of ectopic pregnancy.
Reasons for Tubal Blockage:
Tubal blockages may occur because of infections such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), endometriosis, scar tissue from prior surgery, or congenital abnormalities.
In case if you are facing Tubal Blockage issue, here are next steps:
- CTA: Book an appointment with Boon IVF’s fertility expert
- Our fertility expert will understand your problem and diagnose the issue
- Post diagnosis, our fertility expert will guide on treatment process
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