Blockage in the Fallopian Tubes, Affecting Fertility?

Blockage in the Fallopian Tubes, Affecting Fertility

Blockage in the fallopian tubes is one of the causes of infertility issues in women. Let’s find out the symptoms of blockage in the fallopian tubes that mothers might experience.

The fallopian tubes, also known as the uterine tubes, are reproductive organs that connect the uterus to the ovaries. The fallopian tubes play a vital role as the pathway for mature eggs from the ovaries to the uterus.

Additionally, another crucial function of the fallopian tubes is as the site for the meeting of eggs and sperm. If the egg is fertilized by sperm, it will move towards the uterus through the fallopian tubes. Then, the process of implantation will occur in the uterus.

However, in some cases, a mother’s fallopian tubes may experience blockage. This is due to several conditions that hinder the meeting of eggs and sperm. Therefore, mothers need to know the symptoms of fallopian tube blockage, as this condition can impede conception.

Symptoms of Blockage in the Fallopian Tubes

Unlike some issues with other reproductive organs, blocked fallopian tubes often do not cause specific symptoms. In fact, mothers often do not realize the condition.

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Usually, these symptoms are only known when a mother and father plan to conceive. However, this doesn’t mean that mothers cannot experience some symptoms, such as:

  • Pain or discomfort in the pelvic area

  • Regular occurrence of pain or discomfort

  • Pain during menstruation

  • Pain accompanied by fever

  • Abnormal discharge with unpleasant odor

  • Pain during urination or sexual intercourse

Causes of Blockage in the Fallopian Tubes

Blocked fallopian tubes can make it difficult for mothers to conceive because sperm cannot meet the egg. Blockage can occur in one or both of the fallopian tubes or form tissue that can narrow the passage.

Blockage in the fallopian tubes can occur at several locations, such as:

  • At the end of the tube near the ovary

  • At the end of the tube near and connected to the uterus

  • Entire fallopian tubes

Here are some causes of blocked fallopian tubes:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease. This condition occurs when there is an infection in the reproductive area such as the cervix, uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. This infection can develop into lesions on the fallopian tubes, causing them to function poorly.

  • Endometriosis. A condition where tissue similar to the endometrium grows outside the uterus. This tissue can cause inflammation, damaging the fallopian tube tissue, leading to blockage. This condition can also cause adhesions that block the fallopian tubes.

  • Hydrosalpinx. A disorder of the fallopian tubes caused by fluid blockage, leading to infection. This condition is triggered by inflammation or side effects from surgical procedures around the reproductive organs.

Thus is the explanation regarding some symptoms and causes of blocked fallopian tubes. This condition should not be taken lightly. If you are planning to conceive, promptly consult a fertility clinic for proper solutions and treatment.

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr. Chitra Fatimah.


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  • Khalaf, Y. (2003). Tubal subfertility. BMJ 2003; 327.

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