Fallopian Tube Catheterization/ Recanalisation

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Fallopian Tube Catheterization or Recanalisation is a nonsurgical procedure used to treat any blockage in the fallopian tubes. Blocks in fallopian tubes lead to infertility in women as they can prevent the release of eggs from the fallopian tube.

What Are Fallopian Tubes?

Fallopian tubes are the pathway through which an egg travels from the ovaries into the uterus during the ovulation process. For the fertilization process, the sperms reach to the egg through the fallopian tube and fuse with the egg, and the resulting embryo is then transported into the uterine cavity.

Obstruction of this passage for the movement of sperm can lead to Infertility. The blocks in fallopian tubes can be due to the debris deposits or any kind of infection thereby causing the restriction in the release of an egg. This situation can be rescued when at least one fallopian tube blocks can be cleared and are able to conceive by restoring the normal functionality of the tubes

Fallopian Tubal Cannulation procedure

Infertility specialist begins with the imaging tests to find out the presence of any blocks in the fallopian tubes. If the imaging tests provide positive results then patients are recommended to undergo the recanalization process. The presence of blocks can be at the end of the fallopian tube near to the uterus (proximal tubal obstruction) or at the mid-region of the fallopian tube. The procedure is scheduled after the menstrual cycle before the time of the release of the new egg.

The treatment starts with antibiotics and meditations to lessen the pain and discomfort during the procedure. An intravenous line is placed to provide meditations to reduce pain. Patients are provided with muscle relaxing meditation. The private area is washed and sterilized. A speculum is placed in the vagina and a small plastic tube (catheter) is inserted through the cervix to reach the uterus. The surgeon uses the help of an X-ray camera to view the uterine cavity. This helps to reach to the blocks in the fallopian tube and clear the blocks by placing the catheter into the uterus.

An X-ray dye is passed through the catheter which helps the surgeon to get a clear image of the blocks in the fallopian tube. The catheter is then moved near to the fallopian tubes and fluid is passed through the catheter to the fallopian tubes to clear all blocks. The catheter also has a small balloon near its end which can be inflated to clear all small blocks in the fallopian tube. After the procedure, patients may experience slight cramping, mild bleeding, or spotting for the next 3 to 5 days.

It’s important to consult the Fertility Specialist if there is heavy bleeding pain or fever after the procedure.

At Hegde Fertility, the advanced surgical procedure is used to increase the chances for conceiving and by reducing the risk factors to considerable levels.  So you should never neglect when there is a sign of blockage. Get it immediately checked by the best Infertility Specialist. Call us on  8880 74 74 74  for details on catheterization cost.