Tubal Factor Infertility
Tubal factor infertility comes from several different causes. The simplest form is patients who have had a prior tubal ligation either at delivery or after delivery. This type of tubal factor infertility can often be corrected with surgery referred to as tubal anastomoses or via IVF.
The second cause of tubal factor infertility is through exposure to sexually transmitted diseases which can result in scarring of the fallopian tubes and blockage. A blockage at the end of the fallopian tube can result in a hydrosalpinx which can be seen on the hysterosalpingogram illustrated above. With a hydrosalpinx in place, pregnancy rates can be decreased by up to 50%. Therefore, this hydrosalpinx typically needs to be removed prior to infertility treatment with the recommended infertility treatment being IVF.
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Here at Coastal Fertility Specialists we have the ability to diagnose and treat many causes of infertility. We will do everything we can to investigate the causes of your fertility problems and help you bring home a baby. Call us at 843-883-5800 for any questions or to schedule an appointment.