The fallopian tube is the female reproductive organ that carries the mature egg released from the ovary to the uterus during the ovulation period.
The fallopian tubes need to be healthy and open for conception. After the egg is released from the ovary, it combines with the sperm in this tube and the process of fertilization begins. After fertilization, the embryo reaches the uterus through this tube. The fallopian tube acts as a junction throughout this process.
If your fallopian tubes are blocked then there is no need to worry. You can still conceive after a blockage in the fallopian tubes. There are many treatments and methods that will help you.
Can get pregnant even without treatment
There are two fallopian tubes in the female body. If one of the two tubes is open and is healthy, then it can be done. With continuous effort, a woman can conceive through a tube in a year or two. The doctor may give the woman fertility drugs that prompt the egg to travel down the open tube. If despite several attempts, the woman is unable to conceive through one fallopian tube, other methods may be adopted.
If both tubes are blocked, it is impossible to conceive without treatment or assistive technology.
If both fallopian tubes are blocked then how to get pregnant naturally?
In order for conception to occur normally, it is necessary that there is no blockage in the fallopian tubes. The doctor may perform the following procedures to remove the blockage:
It is a procedure to treat blocked fallopian tubes which is done without any incision. According to the condition of the patient, the doctor may or may not give anesthesia. Usually, doctors give a mild sedative that keeps you relaxed during the procedure.
Now the doctor inserts the catheter (a thin instrument) into the vagina, which is guided with the help of a wire. In addition, doctors use ultrasound or real-time moving X-rays to find a tube blockage more easily.
Now the doctor opens the block with the help of a balloon. A few hours after the procedure, he is discharged from the hospital.
You will need to have hysterosalpingography before tubal cannulation procedure. This is a diagnostic test for blockage of the fallopian tubes.
Once the tubal cannulation process is successful and the fallopian tube blockage is removed, the woman can easily conceive.
In this surgery a small incision is made near the woman’s navel and the laparoscope is inserted. It is a minimally invasive surgery to repair the fallopian tubes. Recovery may take 2-3 days. General or local anesthesia may be given depending on the condition of the patient.
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A hysteroscope is a thin, camera-containing tube with a light attached to it. It is inserted into the body through the vagina. Surgeons do not make an incision in this procedure. The woman recovers within 24 hours after the procedure. Usually this procedure is possible without anesthesia.
Read – How to do Hysteroscopy
Pregnancy Without Surgery – How To Get Pregnant After Blockage Of Fallopian Tubes?
Assisted reproductive technology is needed to conceive without surgery after a blockage in the fallopian tubes, which are:
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a type of artificial insemination that can also be used if the fallopian tubes are blocked. But for it to be successful, one of the two fallopian tubes must be open.
Read- Complete process of IUI treatment
The beginning of the process involves collecting a sperm sample and washing it. The dirt is cleaned by washing the sperm. Only healthy and high motility spermatozoa are selected.
After this, the woman’s ovulation period is awaited. It is easier to conceive during the ovulation period. The woman is given an ovulation predictor kit which tells whether the woman’s ovulation has started or not.
During this time, the woman may be given hCG injections or fertility drugs to allow the production of more than one mature egg.
Read- How much does IUI cost?
The final stage of IUI is carried out a day or two after ovulation begins. The woman is made to lie on the examination table. The doctor opens the vagina with the help of a speculum. The sperm is then placed in the first end of the catheter (an instrument) and released near the uterus.
The catheter is passed through the uterus to the fallopian tubes. This is why this procedure requires a fallopian tube to be open.
This procedure can be done if both of your fallopian tubes are blocked. It is not a surgery, but a fertility technique that helps in conception.
In the process of IVF, a mature egg is fertilized with sperm in the lab. If the woman wishes to use her own eggs, the woman may be given fertility drugs prior to the procedure to produce the eggs. These medicines stimulate the ovaries to produce more than one egg.
Read- Complete process of IVF treatment
After the process of egg retrieval, sperm retrieval and fertilization, the process of embryo transfer begins. This is usually done in the clinic, 5-6 days after the egg retrieval.
Mild sedatives may be given to the woman during the process of embryo transfer. This does not cause pain and discomfort to the woman.
Read: How much does IVF treatment cost?
The doctor inserts the catheter into the vagina and directs it through the cervix to the uterus. A syringe is attached to the end of the catheter, which holds one or more embryos. These are inserted into the uterus and the catheter is taken out.
Read: What is the difference between IVF and IUI?
Conception can be done even if the fallopian tubes are blocked. There are two ways for this – one is to get the blocked fallopian tube treated and the other is to resort to assisted reproductive technology.
If you want to conceive immediately, you can resort to assisted reproductive technology. Discuss with your doctor which method is best for you.
Experienced fertility doctors at Pristyn Care Clinic find out the cause of infertility and treat it. Appropriate insemination procedure is adopted according to the condition of the patient. Call us for a secret consultation and treatment about this.