Tubal Factor Infertility
Tubal Factor Infertility is a common cause of female infertility and is caused by blocked fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes which connect the ovary to the uterus, pick up an egg each month during ovulation from the ovary and transports it to meet a man’s sperm. This is also where fertilization takes place. A blockage in the fallopian tubes will not allow the egg and sperm to meet or the embryo may implant in the tube, resulting in ectopic pregnancy.
Are they any symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes?
Most women with tubal infertility do not show symptoms and are unaware that their fallopian tubes are blocked until they consult a doctor for infertility, although women with extensive tubal damage may experience chronic pelvic pain.
The fallopian tubes may be blocked due to a number of reasons including:
- Scars from a pelvic infection
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Adhesions and more.
It is advisable to consult your physician who can test for the presence of blocks, scars or any damage to the fallopian tubes. Surgery and IVF treatment are common and successful treatment options to improve the couple’s chances of conception.