Almost 40% of infertility cases account from blocked Fallopian tubes. Very often, only one of the Fallopian tubes is blocked, with the other functioning normally. However, some women may have bilaterally blocked Fallopian tubes too. Since blocked Fallopian tubes are usually asymptomatic, they may go undetected until a woman is unable to conceive, and undergoes investigations to determine the reason for infertility. Most of the cases of blocked Fallopian tubes are reversible and can be cured with medications naturally.
Keep reading as we have revealed all you need to know about fallopian tubes blockage.
1. CAN YOU OVULATE IF YOUR FALLOPIAN TUBES ARE BLOCKED?
The job of the fallopian tubes it to catch an ovulated ovum from the ovary, stage the fertilization with a sperm, and transport the embryo down to the uterus for implantation. Thus even with fallopian tube blockage, you should have normal ovulation since that is controlled by the ovaries and not the fallopian tubes.
2. WHAT CAUSES FALLOPIAN TUBE TO BE BLOCKED?
The most common cause of blocked fallopian tubes is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Other potential causes of blocked fallopian tubes include: Current or history of an STD infection, specifically chlamydia or gonorrhea. History of uterine infection caused by an abortion or miscarriage.
3. WHAT CAN UNBLOCK FALLOPIAN TUBES?
4. SYMPTOMS OF BLOCKED FALLOPIAN TUBES?
· Pelvic pain.
· Painful intercourse.
· Painful urination.
· Painful bowel movements.
· Severe abdominal pain.
· Lower back pain.
· Heavy periods or spotting between periods.
5. CAN BLOCKED FALLOPIAN TUBES BE TREATED?
6.CAN BLOCKED FALLOPIAN TUBE SEEN ON ULTRASOUND?
An infertility ultrasound is an important first test for any women experiencing difficulty conceiving. First, an infertility ultrasound will verify that the uterus and both ovaries are present. Ultrasound does not reliably detect the fallopian tubes.
7. IS HSG TEST PAINFUL?
Many women wonder if the hysterosalpingogram (HSG) test will cause pain. An HSG is a special kind of x-ray used to evaluate female fertility. An outpatient procedure, the test takes no longer than a half hour. It involves placing an iodine-based dye through the cervix and taking x-rays. These x-rays help evaluate the shape of the uterus and whether the fallopian tubes are blocked.
If you’ve had trouble conceiving, an HSG is one of the first fertility tests that may be ordered.
If you’ve had two or more miscarriages, an HSG is also recommended.
So, will it hurt? The truthful but somewhat annoying answer is it depends. Some women report mild-to-moderate cramping. Some don’t feel much of anything. Very few report severe cramping. Many say afterward that their fear of pain was much worse than any discomfort they felt.
8. WHY DO I HAVE PAIN IN MY FALLOPIAN TUBE?
There are many physiological and medical conditions that are responsible for pain in the fallopian tubes and such conditions include blockage, ovulation, cancer and ectopic pregnancy. Blocked fallopian tubes can cause serious discomfort as they are very painful.
9. WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECT OF A HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAM?
· severe pain and cramping.
· foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
· heavy vaginal bleeding.
10. CAN YOU STILL HAVE A BABY WITH ONE FALLOPIAN TUBE?
Yes. You might have only one fallopian tube if you’ve had pelvic surgery for an infection, a tumor or a past ectopic pregnancy. Occasionally, some women are born with only one tube. However, you may still be able to get pregnant with only one tube if: You have at least one functioning ovary.
11. WHERE DO THE EGGS GO WHEN YOUR TUBES ARE REMOVED?
If eggs are not picked up by the tube, they are released in the pelvis where they survive for a few hours then the body resorbs them.
12. WHEN SHOULD HSG TEST BE DONE?
It is best to have HSG done in the first half (days 1–14) of the menstrual cycle. This timing
reduces the chance that you may be pregnant.
13.WHAT IS FLUSHING OF THE FALLOPIAN TUBE?
Tubal flushing is when a doctor uses a liquid medium to pass fluid under pressure through the fallopian tubes to ensure that these structures are open or patent.
14.WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR A HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAM?
This test requires that you put on a hospital gown and lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet spread, as you would during a pelvic examination. The radiologist will then insert a speculum into your vagina. This is done so that the cervix, which is located at the back of the vagina, can be seen. You may feel some discomfort.
The radiologist will then clean the cervix and may inject a local anesthetic into the cervix to reduce discomfort. The injection may feel like a pinch. Next, an instrument called a cannula will be inserted into the cervix and the speculum will be removed. The radiologist will insert dye through the cannula, which will flow into your uterus and fallopian tubes.
You’ll then be placed under the X-ray machine, and the radiologist will begin taking X-rays. You may be asked to change positions several times so that the radiologist can capture different angles. You may feel some pain and cramping as the dye moves through your fallopian tubes. When the X-rays have been taken, the radiologist will remove the cannula. You’ll then be prescribed any appropriate medications for pain or infection prevention and you’ll be discharged.
15. WHAT IS HSG TEST SIDE EFFECTS?
There are several common side effects associated with HSG tests: some pain or discomfort, feeling crampy or vaginal spotting and watery discharge.
16. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY HSG TEST?
The HSG test is a radiology procedure usually done in the radiology department of a hospital or outpatient radiology facility. This shows whether the fallopian tubes are open or blocked and whether a blockage is at the junction of the tube and uterus (proximal) or at the other end of the tube (distal).
17. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET A HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAM?
Between 10,000 to 15,000 naira
18. HOW MUCH TIME DOES HSG TAKE?
While the actual procedure takes about five minutes, you should plan to arrive for your HSG 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
19. WHERE CAN I GET AN HSG TEST DONE?
In a medical diagnostic centre
20. IS IT NORMAL TO BLEED AFTER A HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAM?
Light vaginal bleeding or spotting for 1 – 2 days after the HSG is common. However, heavy bleeding, fever, abnormal vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain lasting beyond the HSG could be signs of more serious complications and should be reported to the office quickly.
21. WHAT IS SONOSALPINGOGRAPHY?
Sonosalpingography (SSG), also known as Sion test, is a diagnostic procedure primarily used for evaluating patency of fallopian tubes.
22.WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY SSG?
(SSG) means Sonosalpingography.
23. WHAT IS A SHG TEST?
SHG is a noninvasive procedure that does not involve the radiation and contrast dye used in a hysterosalpingogram or HSG. Fertility problems are sometimes caused by polyps, fibroids or adhesions (bands of tissue) inside the uterus.
24. WHAT IS A SALINE ULTRASOUND IVF?
IVF patients are required to have an SIS before fertility treatment commences. It is a routine procedure, designed to provide your doctor with as much information as possible.
25. What does a Sonohysterogram look for?
Sonohysterography is also used to investigate uterine abnormalities in women who experience infertility or multiple miscarriages.
26. WHAT IS THE COST OF SONOHYSTEROGRAM?
Between ten to fifteen thousand naira. (10,000 to 15,000)
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