Blocked fallopian tubes are one of the common causes of female infertility. But many women are not very familiar with this disease.
What causes blocked fallopian tubes?
Fallopian tube inflammation is the leading cause of tubal obstruction, especially for women who have experienced wrong abortion. It is easy to cause postoperative infection and tubal obstruction. Due to the impact of gynecological inflammation, some women may have a tubal blockage.
2. Congenital dysplasia of the fallopian tube
If women themselves have congenital diseases, they are prone to tubal obstruction. Given this case, only the patients who receive thorough treatment can help alleviate and recover. Of course, it may be challenging to treat this congenital disease, but it may also be cured. Don't lose heart. As long as you actively face effective treatment, there is hope for recovery.
If women have endometriosis, it will also cause the appearance of fallopian tube blockage. This is because endometriosis is easy to change the environment in the pelvic cavity so that the uterus is in chronic inflammation for a long time. If the treatment is not timely and thorough, it will cause tubal adhesion or tubal obstruction.
Are fallopian tubes unobstructed when there is ovulation?
The ovary and fallopian tube are two different organs. Regular ovary ovulation does not mean the fallopian tube is normal and unobstructed! Ovulation is when the follicle develops, matures, and is discharged from the ovary. The fallopian tube is only responsible for picking up the eggs discharged from the ovary and transporting eggs, sperm, and fertilized eggs.
Under the influence of estrogen and progesterone, the ovary ovulates. After ovulation, the fimbria end of the fallopian tube picks up eggs and sends them to the belly of the tubal ampulla, where they can be combined with sperm to form a fertilized egg. Then, the fertilized egg is sent to the uterine cavity, and the pregnancy is successful.
When the fallopian tube is blocked, the sperm and egg cannot meet to form a fertilized egg, or the fertilized egg cannot reach the uterine cavity, leading to infertility, but this does not affect the ovary to expel the egg. Therefore, there is no inevitable relationship between ovulation and tubal patency.
The adhesion or blockage of the fallopian tube is the main factor leading to nonpregnancy, so if there is ovulation but no pregnancy, it is considered that the fallopian tube is blocked. You need to check the condition of the fallopian tube.
In addition, most of the fallopian tube functions are normal in patients with ovulation dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome, or hyperprolactinemia. To check whether ovulation requires blood sampling and hormone testing, as well as B ultrasound, while whether the function of the fallopian tube is normal requires water or radiography to determine whether it is normal, which are two completely different infertility factors.
What inspection do women do?
Salpingography can see the size, shape, and position of the uterine cavity from the fluorescent screen and the X-ray photograph, as well as the location, degree, and nature of the fallopian tube blockage. It is the "gold standard" to check whether the fallopian tube is unobstructed in clinical practice.
Can you be pregnant if the fallopian tube is blocked?
If only one side of the fallopian tube is blocked, the other side is unobstructed; although the probability of pregnancy is half lower, women can have a normal pregnancy. If oviduct obstruction occurs on both sides, you cannot be pregnant. Obstruction of the fallopian tube occurs mainly in fallopian tube inflammation. Because salpingitis can often lead to hydrosalpinx or obstructed adhesion, the probability of ectopic pregnancy will be significantly increased even if the fallopian tube is pregnant, so special attention should be paid and timely treatment should be given.
Patients with fallopian tube blockage should first evaluate the condition of the fallopian tube and carry out individualized treatment according to different parts, degrees of blockage, adhesion, and water accumulation. You can choose the Fuyan Pill, a traditional Chinese medicine, to eliminate inflammation, promote the smooth recovery of fallopian tubes, and improve the probability of natural pregnancy.
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