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Fallopian Tubes Blocking

If you have trouble getting pregnant and your doctor says it is because your fallopian tubes are blocked, a non-surgical procedure called Fallopian Tube Recanalisation (FTR) may be the optimal solution for you.

1. What is blocked fallopian tubes?
One common cause of female infertility is a blockage of the fallopian tube. Fallopian tubes are female reproductive organs through which the eggs from the ovaries normally travel through the fallopian tubes. The eggs are met and fertilised by sperm in a region of the fallopian tubes. Once fertilised, the embryo moves to the uterus to be implanted onto the uterine lining. Occasionally, these tubes become blocked or narrowed, preventing successful pregnancy. This can happen in one or both fallopian tubes.

2. How are blocked fallopian tubes diagnosed?
Your doctor may suggest a laparoscopy or a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to determine whether your fallopian tubes are blocked.
If you have problems with your fallopian tubes, your doctor may recommend surgery or non-invasive procedures to correct the damage or unblock the tubes.

3. Symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes?
Blocked fallopian tubes often do not cause symptoms. Many women don’t know they have blocked tubes until they have difficulty getting pregnant and show a doctor.

4. Can blocked fallopian tubes be treated without surgery?
Yes. Interventional radiologists can diagnose and treat a blockage in the fallopian tubes with a non-surgical procedure called Fallopian Tube Recanalisation (FTR).

5. What is Fallopian tube recanalisation?
Fallopian Tube Recanalisation (FTR) is a non-surgical procedure to clear blockages in the fallopian tubes. Recanalisation is the medical term for “reopening.” The minimally invasive non-surgical procedure helps remove mucus or debris blocking one or both fallopian tubes. The procedure is done by an interventional radiologist.

The Procedure
During the 30-minute procedure, which does not require any needles or incisions, a catheter is placed into the uterus. A contrast agent, or dye, is injected through the catheter, and an X-ray image of the uterine cavity is obtained. When a blockage of the fallopian tube is identified, another catheter is threaded into the fallopian tube to open the blockage.

Benefits of Fallopian Tube Recanalisation (FTR)

  • The procedure is done on an outpatient basis
  • Fast procedure day care which takes about 30 – 60 minutes.
  • Fast recovery
  • Shorter recovery time

How can I get started with Fallopian Tube Recanalisation (FTR)

Contact us to set up a consultation with our experts at C3 Medicare.

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