CAUSES OF INFERTILITY
Blocked Fallopian Tubes
The fallopian tube is where fertilization of the egg occurs. During a natural pregnancy, the sperm and the egg fertilize into an embryo in the fallopian tube. If both or one of the tubes are blocked, fertilization can be prohibited. In some cases, the “hair-like” structures, called fimbriae, at the end of the tubes may be damaged. If the fimbriae are damaged, they cannot pick up the egg.
What are the causes of blocked fallopian tubes?
Some of the most common causes of blocked fallopian tubes include:
- Pelvic infections
- Ectopic pregnancies
How can IVF Michigan help me if I have blocked fallopian tubes?
IVF Michigan Fertility Center most commonly recommends In Vitro Fertilization for women with blocked fallopian tubes. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your personal case and medical history with one of our physicians and to see if IVF is right for you.