Submitted by Shelby D Burns Fri 05/10/2013
How to Open Blocked Fallopian tubes Blocked fallopian tubes prevent pregnancy by keeping the egg and sperm from meeting. It can also keep a fertilized egg from making it to the uterus and implanting. Surgery can correct the problem; the type of surgery depends on the type of blockage. Surgical options Tubal reanastomosis is used to reverse a tubal ligation or to repair a damaged tube. The blocked or diseased part of the fallopian tube is removed and the two ends are rejoined. Some specialists can perform this procedure using laparoscopy. Salpingectomy is a procedure used to remove part of a tube usually due to fluid buildup or hydrosalpinx. The procedure is done most often to improve the chances of successful IVF. This procedure is preferred and less dramatic than salpingostomy which when the end of a tube is blocked by hydrosalpinx. For this procedure a new opening is created in the tube at the end closest to the ovary. The downside of this procedure is that scar tissue tends to develop at the site blocking the tube again. Fimbrioplasty rebuilds the fringed opening of the fallopian tube at the ovary. This is done when scar tissue is present of the tube is otherwise blocked at the egg pick up site. Non-surgical options When the blockage is at the other end of the fallopian tube, near the uterus, a nonsurgical procedure called selective tubal cannulation is the preferred option. Using fluoroscopy or hysteroscopy, the doctor inserts a catheter or cannula through the cervix and the uterus and into the fallopian tube to create a pathway. This is an excellent option for women wanting to avoid the risks of surgery. Some women might want to first try a licensed, certified Ayurvedic practitioner. Their traditional medicines native to India help heal blocked fallopian tubes. Traditional Chinese medicine has offered help for women’s infertility problems for centuries. Herbs and acupuncture have helped many women. And if the non-surgical methods do not yield results, surgery is always an option.