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Blocked Fallopian Tubes

The fallopian tubes in a female reproductive system is where the egg is fertilized by the sperm. These are a couple of tubes attached to the ovaries one one end, and to the uterus on the other. When the egg is fertilized into the embryo, it is transported to the uterus through these tubes only.

In case one or both the tubes are blocked, the condition prevents the eggs from being fertilized. At the end of the fallopian tubes, there are hair like structures called, that can get damaged due to the blockage, further affecting the ability of the egg to get picked.

What Causes Blocked Fallopian Tubes?

The most common causes of blocked fallopian tubes in females are these

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic infections
  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Fibroids


Q. How do you know if your fallopian tubes are blocked?

Blocked Fallopian Tubes do not usually display any symptoms. Females often only get to know that they have blocked fallopian tubes when they try to get pregnant. In some cases, blocked fallopian tubes are often accompanied by pain on one side of the abdomen.

Q. How can I get pregnant with blocked tubes?

This depends on the condition. For example, a woman with only fallopian tube open can get an IUI. But for a woman with both tubes closed, IVF is the only option. For more information on this matter, get in touch with one of our specialists. Book an appointment online today.

Q. Can you have a period with blocked fallopian tubes?

Yes. The menstrual cycle does not have anything to do with the condition of your fallopian tubes. However, some women with blocked fallopian tubes do face heavy periods and spotting problems.

Q. Is IVF successful with blocked tubes?

Definitely yes. IVF is an effective way for the eggs to arrive in the uterus, bypassing the fallopian tubes. So IVF for blocked fallopian tubes is just as successful as IVF without blocked tubes.