Blocked fallopian tubes
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Blocked fallopian tubes is a cause of infertility, which obstructs the sperm reaching and fertilising the egg.
Symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes includes infertility.
Blocked fallopian tubes can be caused by several reasons:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia
- Past ectopic pregnancy
- 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
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.
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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.