When a woman has blocked Fallopian tubes, conception can be almost impossible and the condition places her at risk for an ectopic pregnancy. A blockage can be in one or both Fallopian tubes. When a blockage exists, sperm cannot reach a viable egg waiting in the Fallopian tube to be fertilized. At New Hope Fertility, we specialize in treating women suffering from tubal blockage with cutting-edge IVF treatment.
Blocked Fallopian Tube Causes
- Endometriosis – When a woman has endometriosis, the tissue that normally forms within the uterus develops outside the uterus. This can cause cysts and scar tissue to form around the Fallopian tubes.
- Fibroids – Fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop within the Fallopian tubes, causing obstructions.
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease – Infections of the pelvis could cause scar tissue leading to obstruction of the Fallopian tubes.
- Prior Ectopic Pregnancy– If you have had a past ectopic pregnancy, it could lead to damage and blockage of the Fallopian tubes.
- Prior Abdominal or Pelvic Surgery – Surgical procedures can potentially lead to the formation of scar tissue that negatively impacts the Fallopian tubes.
- Certain Sexually Transmitted Diseases – STDs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammation, scar tissue, and obstruction of Fallopian tubes.
- Tubal Ligation – A form of permanent birth control, some women have their tubes tied in order to prevent pregnancy.
IVF for Fallopian Tube Obstruction
IVF circumvents the Fallopian tubes by surgically retrieving and fertilizing an egg in vitro – a controlled laboratory setting. Resulting embryos are cultured in vitro and monitored for quality development before being transferred to a woman’s uterus for implantation into her uterine lining – or – cryopreserved for later Frozen Embryo Transfers (FET).
Experts in Fallopian Tube Obstruction IVF Treatment
We are a patient-focused fertility care team dedicated to helping our patients bypass Fallopian tube obstructions and get pregnant using IVF treatment. To schedule your initial consultation with the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below – or call 212.969.7422.