How do you know if you have a tubal blockage?
This is one of the most asked questions by women battling with conceiving. However, know that there are lots of causal factors that prevent women from getting pregnant, including tubal blockage. As it is, tubal blockage accounts for a higher percentage of infertility.
Therefore, such question is very important to ask in case one does not know. To avoid embarking on wrong treatment, proper diagnosis is necessary whether tubal blockage is the cause or not.
How Is Tubal Blockage Diagnosed?
If you have been battling with infertility, ensure you visit a standard hospital, as the major indication of tubal blockage is infertility. Then, the doctor would examine you by asking you questions so as to streamline the diagnosis.
In the course, you might undertake series of tests according to the recommendations.
According to Loma Linda University Centre for IVF, damaged or blocked fallopian tubes is a common cause of female infertility. Likewise, according to a report by NIH (National Institute of Health), tubal blockage accounts for 30-40% of female infertility.
In the light of this, the possibility is very high that your doctor would refer you for tests to examine the state of your fallopian tubes.
Methods To Confirm Tubal Blockage Diagnosis
There are 2 major methods that can be used to check the condition of the fallopian tube:
1. Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
With the use of a catheter, a radio opaque dye is pumped into the cervical canal. Then, the radiographer views the movement of the dye with X-ray.
What is expected is that the dye passes from the uterus into fallopian tube through one end, and it leaves through the other end of the tube.
In case of blocked tube, the dye would not be able to leave through the other end of the tube. Or if both tubes are blocked, the dye would not be able to enter through any end.
It is easy to view the fallopian tube because of the contrast of the dye with the X-ray. As well, the state of the uterus can also be known. HSG is very accurate for tubal blockage diagnosis and not invasive.
However, it comes with risks of infection, allergies, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
A small incision is made under the abdomen and laparoscope is inserted. Laparoscope is a camera-equipped catheter.
Then, a light blue dye is injected into the uterus through the vagina with the help of a uterine manipulator. Through the laparoscope, the fallopian tube is viewed to check if the dye comes out of the end of the tube.
If it does, it means that there is no blockage and the dye would drain into the pelvic cavity. But if it doesn’t, it means the woman has tubal blockage.
Although chromotubation gives a clear view of the state of the fallopian tube, it is associated with risks. There are risks of bleeding, injury, allergy, nerve damage, adhesion, and blood clots.
After You Have Discovered Your Tubal Blockage, What Next?
As soon as possible, you need to get treatment to open the blocked fallopian tube. You can go for the surgery alternative, however, it comes with its own risks as you know. These risks include formation of scar tissue, injury, and bleeding.
Why not try out a Natural Remedy with no risk or side effects? Tubal Blockage Remedy Kit works to open blocked fallopian tubes with over 70% success rate of women conceiving after the usage.
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