The fallopian tubes are very important for the women to conceive naturally. But, in some cases, there is tubal blockage or damage which affects fertility. In the case of infertility, the In-Vitro-Fertilization is very helpful but can it also help women to conceive with blocked fallopian tubes. This guide will help you understand this.
Fallopian tubes are female reproductive organ which connects the uterus and ovaries. The egg released by the ovaries in the menstrual cycle is carried by a fallopian tube to the uterus. But, in some cases, these tubes are damaged or blocked which makes it difficult for the sperm to meet the egg. Due to this problem, women are not able to conceive naturally.
In the case of infertility, the treatment of IVF is considered helpful in improving success chances. But the patient often ask the IVF doctor, “Can I have IVF treatment with blocked fallopian tubes?” Just make sure when you are facing problems always choose the best IVF centre for reliable treatment.
Reasons behind Blocked Fallopian Tubes
- Previous Ectopic Pregnancy
When the fertilized egg is implanted inside the fallopian tube then surgery is needed to remove the affected fallopian tube.
In this condition, tissues start developing outside the uterus which results in scar and adhesions as they block the fallopian tubes.
- Fallopian tubes contain fluid
In some cases, there is watery fluid in the tubes which leaks in the uterus which affect implantation. In this case, the fallopian tubes can be clipped which prevents the fluid from going to the uterus.
Some women have cut and tied off the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. In this case, In-Vitro treatment can help to treat the issue.
This is caused by a bacterial infection such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. It can result in scarring which blocks the fallopian tubes
Is it possible to make sure fallopian tubes are healthy?
In some cases women experience the symptoms which are linked with the underlying condition:
- Pelvic Pain
- High Temperature
But, sometimes there are no symptoms at all. In that case, certain tests are helpful:
Will IVF be possible with damaged fallopian tubes?
With this treatment, the eggs will not be picked by the fallopian tube as it is collected from the ovary. In the laboratory, they are fertilized with sperm. Then the embryo is formed and transferred to the uterus.
So, it means the problem with the fallopian tubes is bypassed which helps in improving the success chances of conception. However, in case there is an infection in the tubes then egg collection will not be done until the time infection is treated.
If you are worried, then schedule your consultation with our competent fertility doctor for better understanding.