Infertility: Problems With Fallopian Tubes
Problems with the Reference fallopian tubes Opens New Window are a leading cause of infertility in women. Tubal blockage may be caused by:
- Previous infection (most often a Reference sexually transmitted infection Opens New Window, and sometimes linked with a Reference ruptured appendix Opens New Window).
- Reference Tubal ligation Opens New Window for sterilization or other types of surgery.
- Reference Endometriosis Opens New Window, a common cause of infertility.
- Scarring of fallopian tubes linked with previous pelvic surgery (for Reference ovarian cysts Opens New Window or uterine surgery for Reference fibroids Opens New Window).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology