Whether blocked Fallopian tubes can disturb ovulation or not is one of the commonest questions we get from our subscribers and online followers. 

The simple 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.

Meanwhile, your tubes can become narrowed or blocked at any point along their approximately 4-inch length. 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. But it won’t stop the ovary from releasing egg.

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Common Causes of Blocked Tubes

Fallopian tubes can become blocked for several reasons. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a common cause. Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea can also 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, he 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.


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Surgery is sometimes used to clear a blockage or remove scar tissue in the tubes. However, the the procedure rarely leads to a woman being able to get pregnant naturally.

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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nansubuga Sandra
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