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Infertility

Blocked Fallopian Tube

07/25/2008

Question:

Hi there, I am just wondering if there is a surgery that I could have done to have my blocked fallopian tube removed please help me!!

Answer:

If your tube is blocked on the end and swollen (i.e. a hydrosalpinx), the tube is either removed or ligated proximally before proceeding to in vitro fertilization (IVF). This is typically done using laparoscopy (a telescope inserted through the belly button). I would suggest that you speak with your physician about this.

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Response by:

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