Submitted by Borilla Mon 12/29/2008
A RECENT study conducted revealed that 40 percent of infertile women in the world attribute their failure to bore a child due to their blocked fallopian tube. Before going deeper into this significant medical finding, it would be prudent to learn first about the fallopian tubes among women. The fallopian tubes are two thin tubes, one on each side of the uterus, which help lead the mature egg from the ovaries to the uterus. When an obstruction prevents the egg from travelling down the tube, the woman has a blocked fallopian tube. It can occur on one or both sides. This is also known as tubal factor infertility. Each month, when ovulation occurs, an egg is released from one of the ovaries. The egg travels from the ovary, through the tubes, and into the uterus. The sperm also need to swim their way from the cervix, through the uterus, and through the fallopian tubes to get the egg. Fertilization usually takes place while the egg is travelling through the tube. If one or both fallopian tubes are blocked, the egg cannot reach the uterus, and the sperm cannot reach the egg, preventing fertilization and pregnancy. According to studies, the most common cause of blocked fallopian tubes is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID is most often the result of a sexually transmitting disease, but it is not always related to an STD. In addition, even if PID is no longer present, a history of PID increases the risk of blocked tubes. If you happen to be suffering from a blockage in your fallopian tube, it would be best that you immediately seek treatment for it. The key here is not to get panic and just calm since having this disease is not the end of your quest to have a child. Medical advancement had made it possible for women to still get pregnant even if they have a blocked fallopian tube. As much, a possible get the needed the treatment the earlier time possible before matters gets worse.