Having a child of their own is every parent’s dream. With the stress and load in one’s lifestyle, it has become quite difficult to conceive these days. For a few years now, women have been experiencing issues with conceiving quite efficiently. One of the causes for not being able to conceive is a blockage in the fallopian tubes. However, thanks to the world of technology, the treatments for curing infertility have fulfilled the dreams of couples who are willing to start a family of their own. Banker IVF centre in Ahmedabad provides high-end fertility treatments to couples suffering from infertility.
There are quite a few treatments available for a fallopian tube blockage. Nowadays, many women are still conceiving despite blockage in their fallopian tubes. Dr Manish Banker and his team of IVF Specialists based out in Ahmedabad, Gujarat will let us understand what is a blocked fallopian tube, how can it be diagnosed, what are the treatments for fallopian tube blockage and how can one get pregnant after diagnosis and its treatment through this blog.
A tubal blockage is an obstruction in one or both of the fallopian tubes and can happen due to various reasons such as pelvic injuries, ectopic pregnancies, infections, STDs, etc. It accounts for 25-30% of infertility. Tubal blockage can disrupt the process of fertilization, as it can stop the egg and the sperm from travelling through the fallopian tubes. When this happens, sperm cannot reach a viable egg waiting to be fertilized. Therefore, fertilization will not take place and the woman will be unable to conceive. In this case, medical treatments are vital as blocked tubes can pose many threats to a woman’s overall health as well.
Following procedures helps to find out whether one or both fallopian tubes are blocked or not:
This test is usually done by a radiologist or gynaecologist who places dye through the cervix into the uterus and out through the tubes. An x-ray is used to see whether the dye was able to travel out through the tubes showing that they are open. If both fallopian tubes are damaged or blocked dye won’t come. It’s important to realize that if the test finds the fallopian tubes open, it does not mean that tubal function is normal.
In this minimally-invasive procedure a surgical instrument called a laparoscope is inserted through a very small incision below the belly button. The surgeon can look through the laparoscope to see if one or both tubes are open. The laparoscope can also be used to look for other problems that may affect fertility, such as scar tissue (adhesions) or endometriosis & at the same time can correct problems.
Tubal blockage treatments can eradicate the blockage but these options differ according to different body types. Firstly, doctors like to understand and be aware of important details such as the patient’s age, medical history, the severity of the issue, the symptoms etc. Then, they will conduct examinations as a part of their diagnosis to see how affected the fallopian tubes are. Then they will guide their patients on the various tubal blockage treatments. Fallopian tube blockage treatments can be surgical or non-surgical. Some of the treatment options include:
As with any surgery, these procedures carry risks including reaction to anaesthesia, blood loss, scarring, tissue damage and pain. Women should discuss all surgical options versus in vitro fertilization (IVF) risks and benefits with their physician.
IVF is the most effective treatment to increase the chances of pregnancy as surgery doesn’t necessarily prevent tubes from blocking again or the egg from travelling freely to the uterus. Immediate consideration for IVF treatment for patients diagnosed with a tubal block with severe endometriosis, severe pelvic adhesive disease, severe male factor, and/or diminished ovarian reserve.
In IVF, the ovaries are stimulated to produce several eggs by giving injections, which are then retrieved using a short procedure called ovum pickup under general anaesthesia. The eggs are then fertilized with sperm in the laboratory, and fertilized embryos are placed into the uterus through the cervix where they can implant and grow, so the fallopian tubes are bypassed altogether. If more embryos are formed, we can freeze them and can use them later for subsequent pregnancy.
The best way to find out which treatment is ideal for you, you need to schedule a consultation with us, and we can discuss the personalized treatment which is best for you. In light of COVID-19, at Banker IVF, the best IVF centre in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, your safety is given the highest priority. We ensure that all the necessary precautions are being taken in the hospital to keep you protected from the virus.
Actively keeping your lifestyle in check helps you maintain healthy fallopian tubes and reproductive health in general. Here are some easy habits you can develop to maintain a nutrient-rich diet:
Getting pregnant with blocked fallopian tubes might seem scary but thanks to safe procedures like IVF and Doctors like Manish Banker and his team, one can still deliver a healthy and completely normal baby. As there are several factors to consider such as age, medical history, and cause, treatment options may vary. Doctors may suggest fallopian tube blockage treatment without surgery or may suggest surgical procedures as well. To ensure that your fallopian tubes are healthy, you can include some habits into your daily life such as a healthy diet, adequate sleep and exercise, regular visits to the doctor etc. If you notice any abnormalities, it is advised that you visit a specialist at the Banker IVF centre in Ahmedabad.
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1. What is the natural treatment for blocked fallopian tubes?
Although there are ways to maintain that your fallopian tubes remain healthy, there is no guaranteed natural procedure. It is extremely important to visit a doctor if you are experiencing any kind of abnormalities as blocked fallopian tubes can lead to many dangerous issues like ectopic pregnancies as well.
2. Can fallopian tubes unblock themselves?
While you can ensure that they remain healthy, there is no scientific evidence that fallopian tubes can be unblocked without any medical intervention. While natural treatments certainly boost fertility, there is no guarantee that damage to the tubes can be reversed.
3. What are the symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes?
Symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes include:
You must pay attention to all kinds of symptoms, even the smallest ones.
4. Can IVF be done with blocked fallopian tubes?
IVF is a safe and trusted solution to getting pregnant for patients with blocked fallopian tubes. As blocked fallopian tubes do not let the egg and the sperm meet, IVF can help in conception. Without coming in contact with the fallopian tubes, doctors directly plant the embryo in the uterus, therefore there is an increased chance of pregnancy without it depending on the fallopian tube.
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