Health: Have You Heard Of Blocked Fallopian Tube? Checkout The Causes And How To Prevent It.

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Blocked Fallopian Tube also medically known as Hydrosalpinx occurs when a woman's fallopian tube is blocked as a result of a fluid buildup and widening of the tube at its end.

However, it has been noted that it often happens at the fimbrial end of the tube next to the ovary or can also occur at the other end of the tube that attaches to the uterus. 

Do you know that when the fallopian tube is blocked, the cells inside the tube secret fluid that can’t go out,therefore dilating the tube? Thus, this prevents fertilization by blocking an ovulated egg from moving from the ovary to the fallopian tube for fertilization by the sperm, therefore leading to the woman not getting pregnant.

Reports had revealed that damage to fallopian tubes can result in infertility without any obvious signs or symptoms. 

Causes Of Blocked Fallopian Tube; 

The most common cause of blocked fallopian tubes is a pelvic inflammatory disease, PID.

Other Causes Includes:

History of STD infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.

Uterine infection caused by an abortion or miscarriage.

A ruptured appendix.

An abdominal surgery.

Previous ectopic pregnancy, etc.

Symptoms ; 

The symptoms are very rare. They include: 

1. Abdominal pain

2. Feeling Feverish

3. Painful periods  

Examination to carryout to check for Blocked Fallopian Tube is known as Hysterosalpingogram, HSG .

This examination is an X-ray test, in which a contrast dye is used to view any obstruction in the fallopian tubes. The contrast is inserted through a thin tube that is placed up through the vagina, into the uterus. 

X-ray images will be taken to know if there is an injury or abnormal shape of the uterus and fallopian tubes, including obstruction in the tubes. 

Prevention Of Blocked Fallopian Tube :

1. Avoid drinking and smoking.

2. Reduce eating of excessive junk foods.

3. Increase the taking in of Vitamin C.

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