Fallopian tubes which are the pathway where eggs travel to the uterus are very important for normal fertility. They play a key role in picking up eggs and transporting eggs, sperm and embryo. The fallopian tubes are the places where eggs are fertilised. Fallopian tubes are vulnerable to infection and surgical damage. This may affect tube function and cause infertility. If the tubes are blocked, this will cause infertility. Falllopian tube obstructions are the most common cause of female infertility, accounting for 30%-40% of cases.
Causes of tubal infertility: Pelvic infection is a major cause of tubal infertility. Infective tubal damage can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases, for example Chlamydia trachomatis accounts for half of the cases of acute inflammatory pelvic infections in developed countries. Tubal damage can also occur after miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, puerperal sepsis, or insertion of an intrauterine contraceptive device. Pelvic endometriosis rarely causes complete tubal occlusion. Endometriosis associated adhesions likely cause tubal distortion. Previous laparotomy is a risk factor for tubal infertility. In addition, ectopic pregnancy and uterine fibroids can also damage the tubes.
Tube obstruction may occur at any part along the course of the tube. Tube occlusions may be caused by tube spasm, infection and surgery. Tube spasm likely occurs in the proximal and middle part of the tubes. Distal part of the tube (which is close to the ovary) occlusion is likely caused by pelvic infection. If your tubes were damaged, the body healing procedure will be initiated automatically in order to repair the damage. If you have a wound in your hand, you can see the repairing process clearly which is inflammatory process. The body was trying to repair and regenerate to heal the wound. There was a similar process going on if your tubes were damaged.
Patients with tubal infertility have reduced chance of natural conception, depending on the extent of tube damage. Transcervical cannulation is good option for proximal tube occlusion. Other surgical procedures could be another option. The disadvantage of surgery is that it can cause scar tissue and adhesion. The tubes may become blocked again, cause new pelvic infections and risk for ectopic pregnancy.
Apart from surgical treatment option, acupuncture is a good choice that can be very effective without causing additional scars and infection. Acupuncture increases reproductive system blood flow, reduces inflammation; as a result, it releases tube spasms, reduces scar tissues and helps healing process. This may get blocked tubes open again. There were a few case reports in Chinese that tubal infertility with acupuncture treatment, pregnancy rate was up to 72%.
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2 min walk from High Street Kensington underground stationHarley Street: for appointments at Harley Street (Wednesdays) please call ALO clinic at 02076368845 or email at email@example.comAddressSuite 3 Harmont House20 Harley Street, London W1G 9PH5 min walk from Oxford Circus underground stationMy background: I became a qualified medical doctor 25 years ago in Western medicine in China and was well trained in Western medicine together with Chinese medicine in the best Medical University in Beijing, China. Particularly I was trained with Dr Zheren Xuan--famous orthopedics expert and founder of soft tissue surgery in China. Furthermore I had training in dermatology and oral and maxilofacial surgery in China. Also I had training in fertility and had research experiences in uterine smooth muscles and blood vessels in China and the UK. I am dedicated to treat patients with acupuncture and am recognised as one of the world leading acupuncture specialists.
I obtained a PhD degree in the University of Leeds in the UK.
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