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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Blocked Fallopian Tube
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!!
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.
Daniel B Williams, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati