Infertility is caused by many factors. One such cause is a tubal blockage or fallopian tube blockage. While clearing the blocks, a woman gets more chances of pregnancy. Tubal Canalization treatment helps to clear the blocks in the fallopian tubes and increases the rate of fertility. Kasturi gynecology hospital, hyderabad provides Tubal Canalization surgery for blocked fallopian tube treatment in Telangana, India.

Tubal Canalization Procedure

Tubal Canalization procedure is performed through hysteroscopy. The patient’s womb is monitored by a fine telescope called hysteroscope which is introduced through the neck of the womb. It involves passing a fine wire through the hysteroscope into the fallopian tubes opening. This procedure helps in removing blockages due to debris or mucous plugs and restoring tubal patency.

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A Woman who has a problem in pregnancy will be undergone for “tubal flushing”. It is otherwise called as “Hysterosalpingogram”. HSG determines whether the fallopian tubes are opened or blocked. In this procedure, the patient is asked to lie down on the table. The doctor passes a catheter to inject the dye. Up to 10 ml of the dye is usually used. After filling the uterus the dye passes into the fallopian tubes, comes at the end of the ovaries. During the procedure, X-ray is taken to see the outline of tubes and uterus.

Generally, ovaries produce eggs which are passed down through a fine narrow tube called fallopian tube and reach the womb where the implantation takes place. The egg and sperm meet in the fallopian tube and the fertilization process occurs. IVF is required to a woman whose fallopian tubes are completed blocked and natural pregnancy is deterred. In the partially blocked fallopian tubes, the pregnancy chances can be increased after performing Tubal canalization treatment. About 40% of women who undergo HSG fall in pregnancy within six to twelve months.

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Blocked fallopian tube symptoms

  • Pelvic pain
  • Low back pain
  • Painful coitus
  • Fatigue
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Heavy bleeding or spotting in between the cycle
  • Painful urination

Causes of fallopian tube block

  • Endometriosis
  • Previous abdominal surgery
  • Past ectopic pregnancy
  • Abortion/miscarriage or uterine infection
  • STD infection
  • Ruptured appendix
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

Tubal canalization procedure may not be suitable for patients with the following conditions;

  • Previous fallopian tube surgery
  • Fallopian tube damages
  • Genital tuberculosis
  • Infections
  • Heavy scars in the fallopian tubes
  • Severe blockage that makes the procedure difficult to pass the catheter

Who does need Tubal Canalization?

If the imaging test shows a blockage in either one or both fallopian tubes, then the patient may need a canalization procedure. If the blockage is situated in the part of the tube closest to the womb, then it increases the chances of the procedure’s success. Usually, fertility specialists suggest the Tubal canalization procedure before going for expensive treatment such as IVF.

Over 30% of infertile women experience tubal diseases whereas the tubal blockage predominantly takes a large proportion. The doctors usually suggest non-invasive procedures. If the blockage is at the neck of the uterus then the success rate will be 80%. But, if the blockage is at the end of the fallopian tube, then only 30% of success rate can be expected. Besides, the success rate of Tubal canalization depends on the patient’s health condition, the severity of the problem and doctor’s experience etc.