What you need to know about treatment for blocked Fallopian tubes
Our Louisiana fertility surgeons help hopeful mothers achieve their dreams of parenthood by providing high-quality treatment for blocked Fallopian tubes. Common causes of blocked Fallopian tubes include pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, a past ectopic pregnancy, abdominal surgery, fibroids and sexually transmitted infections. With the right care, pregnancy is possible for a hopeful mother with blocked Fallopian tubes.
Blocked tubes can be easily diagnosed during an in-office hysterosalpingogram, HSG. This test uses dye to determine if your fallopian tubes are open.
Treatments for blocked Fallopian tubes
There are several options for treating blocked Fallopian tubes. Our Louisiana fertility surgeons support women in selecting the treatment option that is aligned with their unique needs, and gives them the best chance of developing a healthy pregnancy.
- In vitro fertilization (IVF) to bypass the Fallopian tubes. In some cases, the best treatment for blocked Fallopian tubes involves bypassing the Fallopian tubes and moving straight to IVF. This procedure involves ovulation induction, egg retrieval, fertilization, embryo transfer and the use of progesterone for the two weeks following the transfer.
- Laparoscopic or hysteroscopic surgery to repair the Fallopian tubes. These minimally invasive procedures can repair blocked Fallopian tubes. A laparoscopy involves a small telescope being inserted through a small incision in the patient’s belly button. The recovery time for this treatment is usually two to three days. A hysteroscopic surgery consists of the telescope being inserted through the cervix, so it does not require an incision. The recovery time for this treatment is usually 24 hours.
- Laparoscopic surgery to remove the Fallopian tubes. When the Fallopian tubes are significantly damaged, the best option may be to remove them because they could decrease a woman’s likelihood of conceiving. She would then need to utilize IVF to conceive.
The caring staff at Fertility Answers guides hopeful parents through every step of this process, ensuring they receive the best treatment for blocked Fallopian tubes.
One chance to repair the Fallopian tubes
It’s important for women to understand that after the first attempt to repair the Fallopian tubes, subsequent procedures are rarely successful. We make it our top priority to help hopeful mothers receive the right diagnosis and select the treatment plan that gives them the best chance of success.
Our experienced Louisiana fertility surgeons are here to provide high-quality treatment for blocked Fallopian tubes.