The uterine tubes found in a female’s reproductive system are also known as oviducts or fallopian tubes. In the fallopian tubes you will find two thin tubes, one on each side of the uterus. The fallopian tubes function is to transport the mature egg from the ovaries to the uterus for implantation.
What are the causes of blocked fallopian tubes?
When an obstruction occurs and prevents the egg from traveling down the tube, a woman experiences tubal factor infertility. This can occur on either one or both sides and is the cause of infertility in up to 30% of infertile women, says Doctor Rachel Gurevich.
It is highly unlikely for women with blocked fallopian tubes to experience any symptoms. Every month a woman releases an egg from her ovaries. The release egg travels from the ovary down to the fallopian tube and into her uterus. The sperm needs to connect with the egg by moving through the uterus and fallopian tubes in order for fertilisation to occur.
If one or both tubes are blocked, the fertilisation process cannot occur and decreases the chances of having a baby. It is also possible for the tubes to not be partially blocked but increases the risk of a tubal pregnancy.
Blocked fallopian tubes can be caused by the following:
- Endometriosis which causes a tissue buildup
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Scarring caused by ectopic pregnancies or abdominal surgery
- Sexually transmitted infections
- A ruptured appendix
What natural remedies can be used to treat your blocked fallopian tubes?
- Taking vitamin C is an antioxidant and reduces inflammation and boosts the functionality of your immune system
- Drinking turmeric water is a natural anti-inflammatory that is used to reduce inflammation
- Eating raw garlic every day before ovulation increases your chance to conceive
- Vaginal steaming is an old-age natural remedy that is used to cleanse the vagina and uterus and regulate menstruation
- Castor oil kills any fungal microorganisms and an excellent remedy for vaginal and urinary tract infections
- Perform daily exercises
There is a cure for women that have damaged or blocked fallopian tubes. It would be advisable to speak to your doctor about a fertility plan if you are struggling to conceive. Together, you can figure out what the causes, possible treatments to undertake and a way forward to a healthy pregnancy.