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Infertility

Blocked tube

05/28/2008

Question:

i have one tube left due to a surgery a while ago, my remaining one is blocked in the middle. is it possible for me to try to open my tube with a radiologist or is ivf my only option? i do not want to open the only tube then have ectopic preg.

Answer:

While it depends upon the nature of the damage to that tube.  Even if it were opened, you would have an increased risk for tubal pregnancy.  With the history that I have, IVF would likely be your best option.  I would also suggest that you speak to an infertility specialist to determine whether your remaining tube is "operable" or not.

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Response by:

Daniel B Williams, MD Daniel B Williams, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati