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Fallopian tubes play a very important role in fertility. It carries the mature egg to the uterus from the ovaries. Also, fallopian tubes are the place of fertilization, therefore, you can imagine how dangerous a blocked fallopian tube is. When fertilization is blocked it renders the woman infertile. Since there are two tubes some people might think that a blockage in single tube is not as complicated as a blockage in both tubes. It is entirely wrong as a blockage in either of the tubes is equally fatal. Around 40% of the cases of infertility result from the blockage in fallopian tubes.

What are the Various Causes of Fallopian Tubes Blockage?
There are various causes of fallopian tubes blockage and some of them are listed below.

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or a PID is one of the most common causes of blocked fallopian tubes. The walls of the tubes sometimes stick together or the tubes get twisted thus causing the blockage.
  • Surgeries like abortion or C-section surgeries may also sometimes lead to a blockage in the fallopian tubes.
  • Endometriosis can lead to blockages too as the tissue that develops on the outer lining sometimes cause an extra pressure leading to a complete blockage.
  • Sexually transmitted infections are also one of the major causes of the fallopian tube blockages. These infections include gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
  • Genital tuberculosis and ectopic pregnancies can also lead to fallopian tubes blockage.
  • Development of fibroids also create an additional pressure on tubes leading to their closure and thus blocking them.

What are the Symptoms that you will Face with Blocked Fallopian Tubes?
Some of the common symptoms faced by women with blocked fallopian tubes are listed below.

  • A heavy bleeding during the menstrual cycle is a most common symptom of the blockages caused in fallopian tubes.
  • A mild to excruciating pain is also felt in the abdominal region in case of blockages in fallopian tubes.
  • Painful sexual intercourse is also resulted from this condition.
  • There is also an unusual discharge from the vagina in case of fallopian tubes blockage.

Can Fallopian Tube Blockage Lead to Infertility?
Blockage does not necessarily mean that you have become infertile for the rest of your life. Every woman has two fallopian tubes so when a blockage occurs in any one of the tubes then the other tube is still fit for the woman to conceive a baby. But whether the blockage is in one tube or both the tubes, equal importance must be given to the condition and it must be solved as soon as possible.

Why Choose ARC for Treating Blocked Fallopian Tubes?
ARC is the most sorted out fertility hospital by thousands of women across the country. This is because –

  • ARC has various treatment options available for both single and double tube blockage. These treatments are done at a very reasonable rate.
  • You will get the best value of your money at ARC so it is worth investing your money in.
  • If the blocked fallopian tubes cannot be cured by any means then ARC even has the IVF facility to treat such patients



Authored by "Dr.Saravanan Lakshmanan" and "Dr.Mahalakshmi Saravanan"