Solutions Other Than IVF When Diagnosed With Blocked Fallopian Tubes?
Hello..siang, I am Denila who has not been pregnant for 3 years. Consult with a doctor, hydrotubation is recommended because the previous HSG results: non-patent bilateral. And the results of hydrotubation are said to be blocked. So the doctor gave the option of laparopy or IVF. Is there really no other option?
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Each woman normally has 1 uterus (uterus) that is connected to 2 ovaries (ovaries) on the right and left side of the pelvis through 2 fallopian tubes (fallopian tubes). This fallopian tube is important for its function as a place for sperm cells to pass when fertilizing an egg, and also as a place for the passage of an ovulating egg from the ovary to the uterus. In the fallopian tubes, the process of fertilization (fertilization) of an egg by a sperm cell occurs most often.
From the explanation above, it seems clear that blockages in the fallopian tubes can prevent conception. If this blockage only occurs in one of the fallopian tubes, it is generally expected that pregnancy can occur naturally through an egg produced from the side of the ovary where the tube is not blocked. However, if this blockage occurs bilaterally (on both sides of the tube, right and left), the potential for pregnancy will be very small. There are various factors that can trigger this blockage, including a history of pelvic inflammation, endometriosis, a history of sexually transmitted infections, a history of ectopic pregnancy, myoma, and a history of surgery in the abdominal cavity.
The presence of blockage in both fallopian tubes can be corrected with surgery. This operation is generally performed using a laparoscopic procedure, which uses a small tube connected by a camera. In this way, the scar tissue or adhesions that trigger the blockage can be removed, so that it is hoped that fertility can return to normal. In addition, in order to plan a pregnancy, a pregnancy program, such as insemination or IVF can also be an option. This is because, even after undergoing surgery, the potential for pregnancy is generally not as big as a normal woman (who doesn't have fallopian tube obstruction). The possibility of pregnancy is also influenced by the location of the blockage, the severity of the blockage, and also what kind of treatment is carried out.
Consult directly with your gynecologist regarding the best management to deal with your complaints and also what alternatives can be taken to get pregnant, okay?
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah