Fallopian tubes are female reproductive organs that connect the ovaries and the uterus.Every month during ovulation,which occurs roughly in the middle of a menstrual cycle, the fallopian tubes carry an egg from an ovary to the uterus.
Conception also happens in the fallopian tube. If an egg is fertilized by sperm, it moves through the tube to the uterus for implantation.
If a fallopian tube is blocked, the passage for sperm to get to the eggs, as well as the path back to the uterus for the fertilized egg, is blocked. Common reasons for blocked fallopian tubes include scar tissue, infection, and pelvic adhesions.
Blocked fallopian tubes do not often cause symptoms. Many women do not know they have blocked tubes until they try to get pregnant and have trouble.
In some cases,blocked fallopian tubes can lead to mild,regular pain on one side of the abdomen. This usually happens in a type of blockage called a hydrosalpinx. This is when fluid fills and enlarges a blocked fallopian tube.
Conditions that can lead to a blocked fallopian tube can cause their own symptoms. For example, endometriosis often causes very painful and heavy periods and pelvic pain. It can increase risk for blocked fallopian tubes.
Effect on fertility
Blocked fallopian tubes are a common cause of infertility. Sperm and an egg meet in the fallopian tube for fertilization. A blocked tube can prevent them from joining.
If both tubes are fully blocked, pregnancy without treatment will be impossible. If the fallopian tubes are partially blocked,one can potentially get pregnant. However, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy increases.
This is because it is harder for a fertilized egg to move through a blockage to the uterus. In these cases, our doctor might recommend in vitro fertilization (IVF), depending on whether treatment is possible.
If only one fallopian tube is blocked,the blockage most likely would not affect fertility because an egg can still travel through the unaffected fallopian tube. Fertility drugs can help increase our chance of ovulating on the open side.
Fallopian tubes are usually blocked by scar tissue or pelvic adhesions. These can be caused by many factors, including:
Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is a type of X-ray used to examine inside of fallopian tubes to help diagnose blockages. During HSG,doctor introduces a dye into uterus and fallopian tubes which helps our doctor to see more of the inside of our fallopian tubes on the X-ray. An HSG can usually be done in your doctor’s office. It should take place within the first half of your menstrual cycle. Side effects are rare, but false positive results are possible.
If the HSG doesn’t help your doctor make a definitive diagnosis, they can use laparoscopy for further evaluation. If the doctor finds a blockage during the procedure, they might remove it, if possible.
The most common complication of blocked fallopian tubes and treatment is ectopic pregnancy. If a fallopian tube is partially blocked, an egg may be able to be fertilized, but it may get stuck in the tube. This results in an ectopic pregnancy, which is a medical emergency.
EUPIONUM -Most recommended medicine for tube block.It's help to removes block in both sides of the fallopian tubes.There is burning in right ovary.Also there is gushing leucorrhoea.
LACHESIS -Very effective remedy for tube block. It helps to removes blockage of the fallopian tubes , especially that of the left side.Useful for painful and indurated left ovary which cannot tolerate touch.There is, copious , smarting , staining leucorrhoea which stiffening the linen greenish.
MERC. SOL - Very effective medicine for inflammation of the fallopian tubes. There is chronic inflammatory condition of the endometrium which causes burning, stinging , tearing, cutting pains in the ovarian region. There is fever with inflammation of the endometrium with sensation of rawness in parts.There is acrid,fetid,excrociating,greenish leucorrhoea especially at night time.Useful for painful mammae as if they would ulcerate every menstrual period.
PULSATILLA NIG -Very effective medicines for inflammation of fallopian tubes which causes pelvic pain during periods, attended with chills, restlessness and tossing in bed.Mostly adapted to that patients who are gentle , submissive, tearful disposition.
PLATINA -Useful for blocked fallopian tube with pain during intercourse, dyspareunia.Suited to those women who complain of marked pain during intercourse.There is burning and soreness in genital which is sensitive to touch.Useful for woman who have an increased sexual desire
POLYGONUM PUN-Very effective medicine for tube block when there is cutting pain along the tubes.There is aching pain in hips and loins.There is sensation as if the hips were being drawn together.
SEPIA -Effective medicine for inflammation of fallopian tubes, when there is marked bearing down pains in the pelvis.Suited to those women who complain of gripping,stitching,clutching pains in the pelvis during intercourse having low sex drive.Useful medicine for endometrios where it is accompanied by urinary urgency and frequency.There is bearing down sensation in the pubic region.Useful aching (dull) pain and burning nature during menses
SELENIUM MET -Useful in removing the obstruction of fallopian tubes.There is copious and dark mense.
SILICEA –Useful for fallopian tube block due to serum or pus in the tubes. There is induration and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the uterus and fallopian tubes. Useful for too early,acrid and too profuse mense.There is discharge of blood between two periods with leucorrhoea instead of menses
THLASPI BURSA PASTORIS- Useful for fallopian tube blockage for woman experiences bleeding in between periods that is accompanied by violent uterine pains that are colicky or cramping in nature.Useful when there is variable cause in different women like inflammation of uterus or endometriosis.There is large clots may pass along with the blood which may also be accompanied by backache.
THIOSINAMINUM -Effective Medicine for fallopian tube block when it occurs due to scar tissue, stricture or adhesions.It help to dissolves the scar tissues and open the passage of the fallopian tube.