There are many different causes of female infertility. Some of them can be more complicated that others to treat, and some of them are more common than others. Approximately one quarter of female infertility cases is caused by one issue in particular: fallopian tube blockage. This is also called tubal obstruction. In fact, many issues related to the fallopian tubes can cause a blockage or a tubal difficulty of some kind. The team at our IVF New Jersey center would like to take a brief moment to look at block fallopian tubes and what those mean to couples or individual women who would like to start a family.
A tubal blockage will make it hard to become pregnant because of the nature of the female reproductive system. When there is a blockage of some sort in the fallopian tubes, viable eggs are not able to travel to the woman’s uterus. Many different conditions and situations can result in a blocked fallopian tube. Scar tissue in the fallopian tubes can cause obstructions. Infections and health conditions such as endometriosis can also lead to blockages in the fallopian tubes. Your fertility specialist will be able to accurately identify if you have a tubal blockage and also its cause.
Multiple treatments are available for tubal blockages. In each of these different tubal treatments, the treatment options will involve the removal of the blockage, which may be accomplished in different ways.
Should there be additional issues with male infertility and female infertility, there are other options for treatment to keep in mind. For male infertility, there is sperm donation to consider, and for female infertility, there are plenty of options, including New Jersey egg donation. It’s important that you speak with fertility specialists about the options that are best for your situation.
If you would like more information on how to deal with tubal blockage and other matters related to female infertility and male infertility, be sure to contact our New Jersey IVF practice today.