All you want to know about Fallopian Tube Blockage

All you want to know about Fallopian Tube Blockage

The Fallopian tube is a part of the reproductive system in the female that plays an important part in conception. The fallopian tube is the place where the sperm and egg meet and fertilization takes place.

The fallopian tube can be blocked by the scar tissue produced due to injury or damage to any part of the tube. The blocked fallopian tube is one of the possible reasons for infertility. Blockage of the fallopian tube is known as tubal occlusion. There are no direct symptoms of tubal occlusion


  • Difficult in conceiving due to blockage in the fallopian tube.
  • It gives pain in the pelvis or belly.
  • Women with fallopian tube blockage suffer pain regularly at the time of their period.
  • At times blockage of the fallopian tube may cause a fertilized egg to get stuck in the tube.


The fallopian tube can be blocked due to many reasons. Few of the condition are discussed below.

  1. Having a pelvic infection
  2. A previous condition of a burst appendix
  3. Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia can cause fallopian tube blockage.
  4. If you have had abdominal surgery, there is a possibility of your fallopian tube is blocked.
  5. Swelling and fluid at the end of the fallopian tube is called hydrosalpinx and can lead to fallopian tube blocked.

Treatment for blocked fallopian tubes

Fallopian tube cannulation can be done by HSG to remove the block.

It can also be done by hysteroscopic cannulation that is removing a block through a guidewire passing the tubes through the vagina via hysteroscope.

But tubal blockage cannot be removed always. If the tubes are damaged very badly, it is better to do In Vitro Fertilization.

In IVF the egg and sperm are joined. So fertilization happens in the lab instead of the fallopian tube.

IVF is the best treatment for tubal factor infertility.

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