Blocked Fallopian Tubes
How are blocked fallopian tubes diagnosed?
How can blocked fallopian tubes be treated?
If you only have one blocked tube, your fertility specialist may recommend you keep trying to conceive naturally - as this is still possible. Alternatively, oral or low dose injection medications can be used to boost natural fertility with the hope that the normal tube will allow fertilisation and transport of a potential embryo to the uterus.
If both tubes appear to be blocked on imaging, then laparoscopic surgery may be offered to assess the pelvis and allow any adhesions or disease process to be treated with the hope that the tubes regain some function.
IVF overcomes tubal factor subfertility. IVF bypasses the need for fertilisation to occur in the fallopian tubes by collecting eggs from the woman and introducing eggs to sperm in the IVF laboratory. Once fertilisation occurs and an embryo is formed, an embryo is placed directly into the uterus through the cervix.