Fallopian tubes are delicate passages in a womans reproductive system where the egg meets sperm. They were literally the place where the human life begins. Fallopian tubes can become blocked by the adhesions (internal scars) which form when the body heals from an earlier surgery, infection, inflammation or trauma.

One of the major causes of the infertility was fallopian tube obstruction. The fallopian tubes are the uterine tubes in which fertilization occurs. When they were blocked, the sperm & the egg cannot meet each other, thus, the egg cannot been fertilized. In fact, blocking of the fallopian tubes was sometimes used as the contraceptive method. However, this is a permanent method of birth control, & is generally chosen by women who already have children.

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One of the most common causes of the blocked fallopian tubes is by infection. Sometimes, theSTD Chlamydia trachomatismay cause distal tube obstruction. Other possible causes were endometritis, peritonitis etc.


Women who are suffering with infertility problems who have been suffered from pelvic inflammatory disease may suspect fallopian tube obstruction. There were various tests they could have to diagnose a fallopian tube blockage or problem. Because Chlamydia is generally the cause of blocked fallopian tubes, testing for this disease was one of the simplest & most affordable techniques that could be suggest for tube obstruction. Obstruction of tubes is generally diagnosed by histerosalpingogram & laparoscoping.


When it comes for treating the blocked fallopian tubes, the traditional solution is tubal surgery. Even though, surgery is invasive & has several possible side-effects, one of the most general one being the risk of developing the ectopic pregnancies.