The fallopian tubes play an important role in the formation of the baby. It is actually the place where the eggs are fertilized. The basic purpose of these tubes is to actually relocate the matured eggs from the ovaries to the uterus where the actual fertilization takes place.

The tubes can be either partly blocked or fully blocked. In cases where the tubes are not fully blocked or damaged, the matured eggs travel through the tubes but face issues with its embedding. This results in a pregnancy in which the fertilized egg is embedded or implanted outside the uterus and in the fallopian tube.

Causes of the Problem

-Endometriosis, an ailment that reasons the covering of the womb to grow outside of the uterus

-Infections in the fallopian tubes such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

-Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) can really basket the fertility levels of a woman as an infection in the upper genital tract can cause harm to the fallopian tubes and uterus

-A history of uterine septicity caused due to an abortion or miscarriage

-A history of broken or burst of appendix along with intra-abdominal infections

-Any prior surgery in the fallopian tubes

-Any kind of swelling or presence of fluid at the end of the fallopian tube

Symptoms of this Condition

The first symptom that might be faced by a woman of blocked fallopian tubes is Infertility. This inability to reproduce even after several attempts generally distresses the intending couple to meet a doctor which assists them to undergo several tests which ultimately diagnoses the problem.

There are almost no signs that indicate a blockage in fallopian tubes. However, women with blocked tubes might experience abdominal pain, throbbing pain during periods, or excruciating pain during sexual intercourse but that doesn’t necessarily direct towards only blocked fallopian tubes.

How to get Pregnant with Blocked Fallopian Tube

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF Treatment) is an effective treatment for people who have had a hard time dealing with blocked fallopian tubes. This method involves placing the eggs and sperm together outside the human body, by natural assortment. The egg will usually allow only one sperm to enter and this leads to the fertilization process in the laboratory. The entire process is usually taken place under expert guidance and observation.

IVF has proven itself to be one best probable method to deal with the problem of blockage in fallopian tubes.


Thus, even if one is unable to get pregnant with blocked fallopian tubes it doesn’t mean that one’s life comes crashing down. All one needs is a good doctor and a guide that can effectively pave the way towards fertility.

In conversation with Dr. Rita Bakshi, Senior Gynaecologist and IVF Expert, International Fertility Centre

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