- What is Tubal Cannulation Procedure?
- Tubal Flushing
- Symptoms of blocked Fallopian tubes
- Is Tubal Cannulation painful?
- Tubal Cannulation costs
- Tubal Cannulation success rates
- Natural Therapies for Fallopian Tube Health
What is Tubal Cannulation Procedure?
We are in a generation where many women are being diagnosed with infertility due to various reasons. There are many myths about infertility. But no need to worry as science and medicine as evolved so much that various infertility treatments are available to alter your conditions. If you are trying to get pregnant and fails, then consider the possibility of tubal blockage which can cause infertility.
Tubal cannulation is a procedure used to help clear blockages in a woman’s Fallopian tubes. This procedure is performed under the guidance of Hysteroscopy. The doctor can see inside the womb through a fine telescope called Hysteroscope. This instrument is introduced through the neck of the womb.
Women who are having difficulty in getting pregnant may undergo tubal flushing. It is a procedure that uses a dye to assess the block in the Fallopian tube. Usually, eggs produced by the ovaries pass down a fine and narrow tube called Fallopian tubes. The egg and sperm usually meet here and end up in fertilization.
For women, whose Fallopian tubes are completely blocked cannot become pregnant naturally. Therefore, they have to rely on procedures like IVF to conceive. If Fallopian tubes are partially blocked, then there are chances of getting pregnant after tubal cannulation treatment.
Symptoms of blocked Fallopian tubes
Apart from infertility, some signs also indicates blocked fallopian tubes. Some signs of blocked fallopian tube are:
- Painful urination
- Painful bowel movements
- Lower back pain
- Heavy, painful periods or spotting in between cycle
- Painful intercourse
Is Tubal Cannulation painful?
For some it is extremely painful. On the other hand, for some it will seem like a simple procedure. However, it is always better to take a nerve calmer/ pain killer prior to undergoing the procedure. This will make sure during the time of the surgery, you do not feel much pain.
Tubal Cannulation costs
Many laproscopic procedures are available in hospital. The rates can range anywhere from 5,000 INR to 40,000 INR. These are the minimum rate which is charged by the clinics. The rate may vary as per the individual’s condition. It also depends on the severity of the problem, complication in the process and consumable used in the procedures.
Tubal Cannulation success rates
About 12-30% of infertile women experience tubal diseases. Among these, tubal blockage dominates a large proportion. Most of them will choose non-surgical procedures like tubal cannulation instead of more invasive surgeries. In case of blocked tubes in the end of the uterus, the success rates are very high (around 80%). However, if the blockage is at the end of the tube, then its only 30 to 50%. The success rate depends on many other factors. The factors like patient’s health condition, how well-trained the doctor is, and severity of the blockage, etc., plays an important role in determining the success rate.
Tubal cannulation procedure may not be suitable for patients with the following conditions;
- Previous fallopian tube surgery
- Extensive scarring in fallopian tubes
- Major damage to fallopian tubes
- Genital tuberculosis and other infections
- If there is severe blockage. In such case, the catheter will not be able to pass through it.
- Distal blockage which happens in an area of the fallopian tube which is farthest from the uterus
Natural Therapies for Fallopian Tube Health
Fertility cleansing should be the first step taken when you consider natural therapies to remove blockage. It helps to cleanse the entire reproductive system. Also, it increases the circulation to the reproductive organs. The herbs involved in this cleanse are absorbed into the body. Thus, the herbs target the problem areas directly.
Systemic Enzyme Therapy
Systemic Enzyme Therapy is a process for helping the body clear itself of excess tissues. This therapy breakdown the scar tissues. It also cleans the blood and increase of circulation to the reproductive organs. Therefore, this process may help in reducing the scar tissues that are blocking the Fallopian tubes.
Abdominal or Fertility Massage
Abdominal or fertility massage is another natural therapy. This massage enhances the health of the fallopian tube. Fertility massage helps to increase blood circulation. This massage also helps to break up adhesions. Massaging is a great non-invasive alternative for women with blocked Fallopian tubes.