Fallopian tubes play a crucial role in pregnancy, and any issues with them could lead to a complicated conception process. If the Fallopian tubes are blocked, the challenges may be more challenging to overcome.
For a healthy conception, the criteria for Fallopian tubes is:-
- Must be open
- No swelling
- Be free of scar tissue.
If the woman has at least one healthy fallopian tube, then natural or IUI-assisted pregnancy is certainly possible. On the other hand, if both tubes are experiencing problems using various procedures, the issue can be mitigated and positive results. But with advanced technology, it is certainly possible to get pregnant, and at ZIVA fertility center, we have the necessary expertise to guide you through this complication.
What is the reason for Blocked Fallopian Tubes?
Out of many causes for blocked Fallopian tubes, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the most common cause.
PID is a bacterial infection resulting from a sexually transmitted disease. PID affects the uterus and Fallopian tubes and also causes:-
- Pelvic pain
- Abscess growth
- Scarring from adhesions
- Results in ectopic pregnancy if left untreated.
Other common causes of blocked Fallopian tubes are:-
- Sexually Transmitted Disease infections
- Uterine infections
- Multiple Miscarriages
How are Fallopian Tube Blockages detected?
There are three routine and minimally invasive procedures that check for tubal swelling or obstructions. They are:-
1) Hysterosonography (HSN)
2) Hysterosalpingograms (HSG)
3) Laparoscopy with chromotubation of the tubes.
An HSN is a high-resolution ultrasound performed with saline solution. The procedure is quite tiresome but gives a clear visual representation of the uterus. Hence, the specialist can see any abnormalities within it.
In this procedure, the uterus is filled with an iodine liquid, contrasted by an x-ray. This gives a view into how the liquid moves throughout your reproductive system. This is a quick process that finishes in less than 10 minutes. But this is the second line of testing for those who need further review of their Fallopian tubes.
Laparoscopy with Chromotubation
Laparoscopy with chromotubation is an inpatient procedure and is the most demanding procedure of the three. Anaesthesia is administered to the patient. Two incisions are made, one to insert a fine telescope into the abdomen and a second to insert a tiny probe into the pubic region to view the reproductive organs. Once everything is set, the process begins, and with a light-blue liquid, the womb is filled. If there are no blockages in the Fallopian tubes, the dye will spill from the ends into the pelvis area. If there is no spillage, it usually means a blockage. The recovery period is a week after this procedure.
How are the Fallopian Tube Blockages Removed?
The Tubal cannulation procedure allows blockages within the Fallopian tubes to be temporarily fixed.
What is Tubal Cannulation?
In Tubal cannulation, two types of surgical procedures are known as Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy.
A small incision is made in the abdomen, and a narrow tube outfitted with a camera and light source is inserted into the womb. Then, a cannula is guided through the Fallopian tube, creating an opening and clearing blockages. A dye is passed through the womb to check if the blocks are cleared. If the dye passes through the Fallopian tubes without being deterred, the surgery is successful.
The downside here is that Fallopian tubes are not reopened permanently, and there is a risk that they may close again. But in the duration where the tubes are unblocked.
Can I Still Get Pregnant with Blocked Fallopian Tubes?
The answer is YES!!! Natural or assisted pregnancy is possible, even if one Fallopian tube is open. In cases of both the tubes being blocked, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can help achieve pregnancy.
How is IVF helpful if both the tubes are blocked?
The embryo is developed outside the body in a controlled laboratory setup which is then transferred to the uterus through an insemination catheter. This embryo undergoes a natural cycle of development as a traditional pregnancy. But as with any assisted reproductive procedure, the couple has to take a chance with IVF.
At ZIVA fertility center, we offer all the procedures mentioned above. We diagnose the patient’s reproductive system’s condition and suggest a natural pregnancy or an assisted procedure. Reach us today at +91-9100002737, +91 78424 00104, Info@zivafertility.com for a consultation and be open with us so that we can give you the best guidance.