Fallopian Tubes and Female Infertility

Fallopian Tubes and Female Infertility

10:33 5th June 2019 | Female Fertility

One of the main causes of infertility in women is attributed to tubal factors. Tubal factors are issues related to the Fallopian tubes. This is a very important organ when discussing female infertility because vital events relating to conception take place in the fallopian tubes.

The tubes are naturally narrow, extremely fragile and are as wide as a sewing needle. A mature egg normally passes through these ducts to join sperm. After fertilization, the fertilized egg progresses out of the tubes to implant in the womb. If the tubes are blocked, this entire process would be impossible.

So, let us highlight the two main events that occur in the fallopian tubes.

  1. The fallopian tube is the pathway through which a mature egg (or oocyte) passes through after being released from the ovary
  2. The tubes are the location where the sperm meets a mature egg and fertilizes it.

Damaged or blocked tubes may be unable to pick up the eggs from the ovaries and can keep the sperm from getting to the egg, making tubal problems comprise a very significant percentage of those who have infertility problems.

Causes of the blockage are usually as a result of scarring, diseases such as Endometriosis, infections such as PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) or STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections).

To determine whether your fallopian tubes are blocked, your doctor will recommend a laparoscopy or a hysterosalpingogram (HSG), a process by which an X-Ray of the pelvis is taken to determine blockage of the tubes. While some recommend surgery, this is not always effective due to the fragile nature of the tubes. The problem of blocked tubes is best bypassed with assisted reproductive technology or IVF.

Contact us today regarding our assisted reproductive services and let us help you fulfil your dream of having your own family.

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