Fallopian tubes are two thin tubes located at both sides of the uterus. They help in the lead of the mature egg from the ovaries to the uterus. When the egg is prevented from moving down the tube, the woman is said to have a blocked fallopian tube.
How common are blocked fallopian tubes?
The fallopian tubes are very delicate organs in the body and are easily tampered with. When blocked, they cause hindrance to women trying to have babies. Blocked fallopian tubes are so common though the reasons why are not so clear. However, having blocked fallopian tubes does not mean you will never conceive again. With modern medical techniques, one is able to overcome them though they have their own side effects. There are also natural remedies which open up such tubes and have minimal dangers compared to modernized interventions. Besides opening up the blocked fallopian tubes , such remedies also improve ones health and that of the unborn baby.
Causes of blocked fallopian tubes:
Infection of inflammatory disease such as Salpingitis causes blocking. The tubes get swollen due to an infection and thus the walls stick together making the tube block and consequently lowering the chances of conception.
Fluids such as blood or pus can also cause fallopian tubes to block.
Abortion or miscarriage can lead to fallopian tubes blocking if a uterine infection occurs.
A past abdominal surgery can cause the fallopian tubes to block.
Fallopian tubes blocking can also arise as a result of past ectopic pregnancy.
What is the diagnosis of blocked fallopian tubes?
A unique x-ray referred to as hysterosalpingogram is the common diagnosis for blocked tubes. It involves the taking of x-rays of the pelvic area.
Ultrasound tests can also constitute the treatment of blocked tubes.
Blocked tubes majorly causes infertility in women and if not managed one can resort to other ways of conceiving. For instance, artificial insemination.