Blocked Fallopian Tubes: Sign and Symptoms

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The fallopian tubes are muscular tubes like a delicate hair-like structure connecting ovaries to the uterus. These tubes help an egg to reach the uterus (womb) from the ovaries as well as help the sperm travel up from the uterus. Each fallopian tube has the fimbriae (finger-like structures) at the end. These fallopian tubes play an essential role in conception. If in case, a part of the fallopian tube is damaged it can become blocked by scar tissue. The medical term for the blocked fallopian tubes is tubal occlusion.

Symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes

Blocked fallopian tubes rarely have any symptoms. One of the most common symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes is infertility. Usually, a woman got to know about the blockage of the fallopian tube, when she is unable to conceive after trying for approx 6-12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. 

A specific kind of blocked fallopian tube is known as hydrosalpinx causes unusual vaginal discharge and lower abdominal pain. In hydrosalpinx, a blockage causes the tube to increase its diameter and fill with fluid, causing to block the egg and sperm and preventing fertilization.

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