The fallopian tubes are the part of the female reproductive system that connects the ovaries and the uterus. The fallopian tubes are where the sperm meets and fertilizes the egg, resulting in pregnancy. When pregnancy occurs, the fertilized egg moves into the uterus for implantation.
When a fallopian tube is blocked, the sperm cannot get to the egg for fertilization, nor can a fertilized egg move to the uterus for implantation. Some of the most common causes of a blocked fallopian tube are scar tissue, infection, and pelvic adhesions.
In most cases, a woman with a blocked fallopian tube will have no symptoms until she is trying to get pregnant and is unable to do so. In some cases, a woman with a blocked fallopian tube may experience mild, ongoing pain on one side of her abdomen. Having endometriosis increases your risk of developing a fallopian tube blockage.
Micro and Robotic Surgery
Micro and robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used in the management of blocked fallopian tubes and other disorders which impede pregnancy. Our experienced team includes a specialist in these types of surgeries, including single incision laparoscopic surgery.
Blood and urine tests measure hormone levels of cortisol, aldosterone, adrenaline, and other hormones produced by the adrenal gland.
Medical and Sexual History
Your doctor evaluates all possible physical causes of infertility and if sexual intercourse has been appropriately timed.
In an HSG, your doctor injects a colored dye into the opening of your cervix to get a better view of the inside of the uterus. This helps determine if your fallopian tubes are open or have any blockages.
Why Choose UHealth?
A comprehensive approach to fertility. Our closely-knit team of experienced professionals – including female and male fertility specialists, acupuncturists, and physicians with special expertise in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), thyroid disorders, endometriosis, and hormonal imbalances – work together to ensure the health of you and your baby.
High pregnancy rates. We have some of the highest pregnancy rates in not only South Florida, but in the entire United States. Our success stories include even the most challenging cases.
Academic medical center expertise. Faculty members at the Miller School of Medicine, a nationally recognized institution, currently conduct nearly 2,000 research projects in science and clinical care in a variety of fields. Our emphasis on research and innovation ensures you receive the most sophisticated diagnostic tests and advanced fertility treatments available.
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