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Blocked fallopian tubes: An infertility problem that can be solved in many different ways

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Of the entire female reproductive system, the fallopian tubes are perhaps the most sensitive organ.

It’s also important to understand that these tiny, thin tubes appear to play a disproportionately large role in the process of conceiving a baby, explains Dr. DR. Thanos Paraschos, Gynecologist – obstetrician, fertility specialist, endoscopy surgeon, director of the Center for Assisted Reproduction EmBIO, And it goes on:

The egg that is released from the ovary every month is received by the fallopian tube, where the encounter with the sperm and conception takes place. Then the fallopian tube itself pushes the fertilized egg towards the uterus with its anatomy, where it can nest. In vitro reproduction in IVF actually simulates the environment of the fallopian tube, emphasizes DR Paraschos.

Because the fallopian tubes are so sensitive

But the fallopian tubes are a delicate organ and can become blocked for a variety of reasons. Also, their extremely small size and anatomy makes them more vulnerable. Pelvic infections, sexually transmitted diseases, gynecological infections or even gynecological surgeries can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes, making it difficult for sperm or eggs to pass through and leading to fatal infertility, the explains DR Paraschos. Therefore, blocked fallopian tubes are one of the main causes of infertility.

The doctor also explains that the fertilized egg can get stuck in the fallopian tube and lead to a fallopian tube that can lead to the rupture of the fallopian tube and also threaten the life of the woman if not diagnosed and recognized promptly. On the other hand, it is reassuring that this dangerous condition can be easily detected and treated with a simple gynecological ultrasound, unfortunately through an abortion.

How to tell if your fallopian tubes are blocked

You can’t because blocked fallopian tubes usually don’t cause symptoms. When a woman with conceiving problems goes to the IVF specialist, she usually finds out if she has blocked fallopian tubes because a hysterosalpingogram is one of the first tests we ask for when a woman with fertility problems comes to us. Sometimes, because this test uses a contrast fluid, it can easily unblock blocked fallopian tubes. In other cases, laparoscopic surgery may offer the solution.

What happens if the fallopian tubes cannot be unblocked?

DR Paraschos
states that this is not unlikely. And several times the damage to the fallopian tubes can be irreversible, meaning the woman remains infertile. But that doesn’t mean she can’t be a mother. Women don’t have to worry about never getting pregnant because the fallopian tubes don’t work. With the help of in vitro fertilization, the problem can be solved and the woman can give birth, because during the procedure, eggs are removed from the ovaries, fertilized in the laboratory, and the resulting embryos are then transferred to the uterus. If there is no other cause of infertility, women who simply have a blocked fallopian tube can become pregnant and have children immediately.

DR Paraschos
points out that although the fallopian tubes are involved in approximately 25% to 30% of all cases of female infertility (Continue reading), is an issue treated based on severity. Difficulty conceiving should prompt the woman and her partner to seek medical attention immediately and without delay, because the cause can be something simple that is easily fixed, but it can also hide a more complex problem. In any case, with correct clarification and diagnosis, the appropriate treatments are recommended, which should help couples who want to have children to be successful.

DR. Thanos Paraschos

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