Nashville Fertility

Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Learn how we treat blocked fallopian tubes to help patients move past tubal infertility

The specialists at our Tennessee fertility clinic use specialized diagnostic and treatment options to help patients with blocked fallopian tubes. Blocked tubes can prevent pregnancy, as the sperm meets the egg in the fallopian tube. The fertilized egg also needs to move through the fallopian tube to reach the uterus.

Common causes of tubal infertility include pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, past ectopic pregnancy, abdominal surgery or certain sexually transmitted infections (STI). With the help of our clinic, women can overcome this fertility challenge and fulfill the dream of building a healthy family.

Discover the most effective treatments for blocked fallopian tubes

After a doctor at our Tennessee fertility clinic helps the patient determine if tubal infertility is the cause of her fertility challenges, the doctor will likely discuss one or more of the following treatment options with the patient.

In vitro fertilization to bypass the fallopian tubes. This popular treatment bypasses the blocked tubes. The doctor will retrieve the eggs from the ovaries during a simple procedure. An embryologist then fertilizes the eggs in a lab with sperm from the woman’s partner or sperm donor. Next, the doctor transfers one of the resulting embryos into the woman’s uterus.

Laparoscopic surgery to repair fallopian tubes. This minimally invasive procedure can allow the doctor to repair blocked fallopian tubes. Laparoscopy consists of the doctor placing a small telescope through an incision near the patient’s belly button. The doctor then uses specialized tools to clear the blockages in the fallopian tubes.

Hysteroscopic surgery to repair fallopian tubes. A doctor can also utilize hysteroscopy to repair blocked fallopian tubes. This procedure involves the doctor inserting a small telescope through the cervix, so it doesn’t require an incision. They then use tools to remove the blockages.

Laparoscopic surgery to remove fallopian tubes. Doctors may recommend the removal of the fallopian tubes that are significantly damaged, as they could decrease a woman’s chance of conceiving. After the removal of the tubes, the woman will need to utilize IVF.

Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are also effective diagnostic tools for blocked tubes. Our doctors help women through each step of the process, from diagnosis to treatment.

Doctors don’t typically recommend repeat procedures to repair tubal infertility

Patients should understand that after the initial procedure to repair blocked tubes, additional procedures to repair tubal infertility are rarely successful. For this reason, the doctors at our Tennessee fertility clinic make it their top priority to ensure women receive the right diagnosis. Contact us for more information about our fertility services.

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