Last Modified on Aug 15, 2014
Causes of and Cures for Blocked Fallopian Tubes
The fallopian tubes are the two narrow tubes that line either side of a female’s uterus. These tubes function to guide the mature egg from the ovaries to the uterus. However, this process can be disrupted if an obstruction of the tube occurs. A blocked fallopian tube can occur on one or both sides of the uterus and is also known as tubal factor infertility. This type of infertility accounts for approximately 40% of infertility in women.
Unlike other reproductive conditions, a blocked fallopian tube rarely causes symptoms. A hydrosalpinx, a specific type of fallopian tube blockage, typically causes lower abdominal pain as well as an unusual vaginal discharge; however, not every woman experiences these symptoms. If the blockage is due to pelvic inflammatory disease, an affected woman may experience pain during menstruation. Additionally, pain during intercourse may suggest a blockage that is due to infection.
A variety of factors are involved as causes of blocked fallopian tubes. Pelvic inflammatory disease or PID is the most prevalent cause of blocked fallopian tubes and is a result of a sexually transmitted disease. Other causes of blockage include current or history of a sexually transmitted disease or infection, uterine infection, a ruptured appendix, abdominal surgery, a previous ectopic pregnancy, prior surgery involving the fallopian tubes or endometriosis.
Natural Cures for Blocked Fallopian Tubes
While a blocked fallopian tube is best treated by identifying the underlying cause, several home remedies work to correct a number of issues. Generally speaking some of the most effective treatment options include the use of an antiseptic douche, the application of anti-inflammatory oil and the induction of toxin flushing by way of baking soda and citric acid. Additional methods include supplementing with zinc and magnesium to reduce inflammation and bacteria as well as Chinese herbs including cinnamon, poria and free flow. Likewise, vitamin C and aspirin taken at the same time reduces fibrous formation that may be causing a blockage while apple cider vinegar helps with irritation.
Hello, I am 31yrs old and recently found that I have blocked fallopian tube (right side) with mycobacterium tuberculosis. Can I start ACV treatment along with my prescribed tablets. I am really worried. No idea if I should go for any surgery..well I personally prefer natural remedies. Please help.