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The Causes of Fallopian Tube Blockage

HysteroscopeTo preserve your future fertility, fallopian tube blockage must be diagnosed accurately and treated effectively – not tomorrow. Do not delay in seeking out a fertility specialist to diagnose and treat your fallopian tube blockage. Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinologist specialist – Dr. Hugh D. Melnick – can improve your chances of pregnancy through corrective reproductive surgery for blocked fallopian tubes.

Fallopian Tube Blockage

Fallopian tube blockage is a prevalent cause of a woman’s inability to get pregnant. Blockage makes conception is unlikely because the woman’s egg is prevented from traveling through her fallopian tubes in order to meet the man’s sperm. Likewise, the man’s sperm is prevented from reaching the woman’s egg due to the blockage.

Should the egg and sperm manage to meet, the fertilized egg may not be able to travel back through the fallopian tube and into the uterus for implantation. In this case, the fertilized egg may implant in the woman’s fallopian tube, resulting in an ectopic pregnancy – tubal pregnancy – that can cause permanent damage.

Fallopian tubes will become blocked due to:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases

  • Yeast infection (candidiasis)
  • Chlamydia
  • Genital herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary tract infection

Reproductive Organ Conditions

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic adhesions

Corrective Reproductive Surgery for Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Laparoscopy is a corrective reproductive surgical procedure allowing your fertility doctor to view the fallopian tubes for abnormalities interfering with conception. A laparoscope is a thin fiber optic telescope inserted through a small incision in the belly button. If abnormalities are discovered, surgical instruments are inserted through additional tiny incisions at the pubic hair line to remove the blockage. A laparoscopy is performed using general anesthesia.

A hysteroscopy is another surgical procedure used to catheterize your fallopian tubes either to confirm that they are open or to attempt to open them if there is a blockage near the point where the tubes meets the uterus. This procedure is similar to the technique used by cardiologists to open blocked blood vessels in the heart.

Blocked Fallopian Tube Surgeon

Dr. Hugh D. Melnick – founder and medical director of Advanced Fertility Services – has the skill and expertise to diagnose and treat your fallopian tube blockage. The Doctor will effectively unblock your fallopian tubes and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Dr. Melnick is available for consultation via Skype. Click the icon below and enter your information – or – call Advanced Fertility Services at 212.369.8700 to schedule your consultation.