At fertilization, the sperm will meet the egg as it passes through the fallopian tube. To achieve this, at least one of the fallopian tubes must be open. With IVF, you are fortunately not dependent on open fallopian tubes, so even if it turns out that you have clogged fallopian tubes, you will still be able to get pregnant with your own eggs.
In most women, the fallopian tubes are normal and open. Narrow or clogged fallopian tubes can have many causes. Previously experienced long-term chlamydia infection or endometriosis, there is an increased risk of narrow or clogged fallopian tubes.
The actual fallopian tube examination is performed in the first week after the end of menstruation. A chlamydia test is performed from the cervix prior to the test, to rule out active, untreated infection. Using a catheter, the gynecologist injects water or gel (contrast) into the uterine cavity via the cervix and has the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes made using ultrasound.
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For most people, the examination is painless, but you may experience discomfort. Anesthesia is not necessary. Regular activities can be resumed immediately after the examination. Some experience thin discharge and spotting. There is very little risk of infection, but if you get a fever or pain in the days after the examination, you must contact a doctor.
Most people are told that they have a normal opening in one or both fallopian tubes. Should it turn out that you do not have a normal passage, the gynecologist at Dr.Dropin will help you with the way forward.