Blocked fallopian tubes On this page Overview Symptoms Causes Treatment Research Self-help book 1. Overview Blocked fallopian tubes is a cause of infertility, which obstructs the sperm reaching and fertilising the egg. 2. Symptoms Symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes includes infertility. 3. Causes Blocked fallopian tubes can be caused by several reasons: Pelvic inflammatory disease Endometriosis Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia Past ectopic pregnancy Fibroids Past abdominal surgery If the fallopian obstruction is caused by scarring, there is no way to unblock it. In such cases, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) will be the best fertility treatment. Internal investigations such as a hycosy, hyfosy or a hysterosalpingography (HSG) can remove debris obstructing a blocked fallopian tube. 4. Acupuncture for blocked fallopian tubes Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been shown in research to be able to unblock less chronic obstructions, thereby improving pregnancy rates. 5. Research A clinical study by Deng, et al. showed how fallopian tube obstructive infertility can be successfully treated using acupuncture and chinese medicine by increasing increasing blood to the tubal obstruction after a course of treatment. 6. My Fertility Guide Read more on how to improve egg quality in my best selling book My Fertility Guide. Available as a paperback, Kindle and audiobook. References Ding et al. (2014) Clinical study on the treatment of fallopian tube obstructive infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Modern Journal of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine; 23 (17). Sun, B, et al. (2019). Successful pregnancy in a woman with bilateral fallopian tube obstruction and diminished ovarian reserve treated with electroacupuncture: A case report. Medicine (Baltimore); 98(38):e17160. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017160.