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The truth is that you can still ovulate if your fallopian tubes are blocked. This is due to the fact that your ovaries aren’t connected to your fallopian tubes; therefore, a properly functioning ovary is still free to perform its regular, once-a-month duty of releasing an egg for fertilization.
The end of the fallopian tube that lies closest to the ovary is a bit wider than the end connected to your uterus. It also contains projected muscular tissue that enables it to catch the egg after your ovary releases it. Once the egg is in the tube, tiny hairs lining the inside of the tube help propel the egg to the uterus.

Blocked Path

blocked tubes

Your tubes can become narrowed or blocked at any point along their approximately 4-inch length, according to Clear Passage Therapies. So, the egg could make it inside your fallopian tube, but the constriction will either prevent sperm from reaching the egg or prevent the egg from making its way to your uterus.

Common Causes of Blocked Tubes

common causes of tubal blockage

Fallopian tubes can become blocked for several reasons. Pelvic inflammatory disease is a common cause. Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhea can create inflammation and scar tissue in the fallopian tubes. A previous ectopic, or tubal pregnancy, can also damage the tube in which it occurred.

Diagnosis of Tubal Blockage


To diagnose a blocked tube, your doctor may perform a hysterosalpingogram (HSG), a procedure in which dye is injected into your uterus and fallopian tubes. Through X-ray imaging, your doctor will be able to tell the location of the blockage based on where the dye stops flowing. Laparoscopic surgery will enable your doctor to find any tubal damage by inserting a small camera into your abdomen.


Surgery is sometimes used to clear a block or remove scar tissue. However, the Merck Manual states that the procedure seldom leads to a woman being able to get pregnant naturally.

Risks Of Fallopian Tube Surgery and procedures

Risks Of Fallopian Tube Surgery and Procedures

  • Regrowth of scar tissue and adhesion– Any kind of surgery for unblocking fallopian tubes runs the risk of these types of formations. The tubes may become blocked again or adhered to the abdominal wall, other parts of the reproductive organs, or other organs in the surrounding location, for example the bladder. Scar tissue may also form on other parts of the abdominal cavity, including the reproductive organs due to the surgical procedure.
  • Opening the abdomen runs the risk of pelvic infection.
  • There is a great risk for ectopic pregnancy.


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  1. I’ve not had my period for 3months now and all the 3 pregnancy test of done are negative. I feel an abdominal pain when I press my stomach. I don’t know if I’m pregnant please what can I do?

  2. Hello I do menstruate and see my ovulation but can get pregnant for a year now pls help

    • The first step you need to take is to visit a hospital to carry out medical test to find out why you can’t get pregnant. When the cause is known, the treatment will be easy to offer.

  3. I was diagnosed with fibroids and cyst.. Bilateral tubal blockage.. How can u help me

  4. Hi, have been trying to concive for a year now and i was diognised with a 2.01cm fibroids can it prevent me from conciving. I ovulate normally, my periods r also normal

    • Hello Lilly,

      The factors that determine whether a fibroid will cause infertility or not are more than one.
      You might want to forward your scan result to for us to review and be able to tell if it can cause infertility or not.


  5. Please I have 3 times for surgerys for fibroid and it has regrow again and my mensturation as stop for 7 months now when I did my surgery Dr told my that my tube as blocked please help me out sir/ ma thanks God bless you

  6. My tubes are blocked how can I get de medicine

  7. Good day, I was operated for fibroid after which it was discovered that my right fallopian tube is not well arranged and the left one is blocked. pls am scared I don’t know what to do.

  8. Can someone with blocked tube get pregnant?

    • Hello Chinyere,

      The chance of getting pregnant naturally with blocked tubes is very slim as fertilisation takes place in the tubes. One of the medical options the fellow can embrace then is IVF.

      Hope this helps.


  9. am menstruating and ovulating but i cant be pregnant pls help me

    • Hello Omodot,

      There are a lot of factors that can cause this, so you need to visit the hospital first to know what the cause is. When the cause is diagnosed, then we can offer you the right treatment.


  10. having pains on my left lower abdomen and I ve been trying to conceive for sometimes now though my ovulationn and period has been mormal wit less pain. pls help

    • Hello Olaronke,

      To be actually sure of the cause of the pain, you need to firstly carry out abdominopelvic scan. If further testing will be required, you will know after taking that.


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