Non-surgical Treatment for Female Infertility caused by Blocked Fallopian Tube
Infertility due to blocked fallopian tube affects over lakhs of couples in India and is seen in 30-40% of the infertile couples. Fallopian tubes carry woman’s eggs from her ovaries to her uterus (womb). If sperm and an egg meet in the fallopian tube, the egg is fertilized which then travels to the uterus and pregnancy begins. If the fallopian tubes are blocked, fertilization can’t happen. A new non-surgical method called “Fallopian tube catheterization” helps to open blocked tubes to improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant. The procedure is done by a specially trained doctor called an interventional radiologist.
The common causes of blocked fallopian tubes are infections, TB, repeated abortion, long-term usage of contraceptive devices.
Due to lack of awareness about non-surgical treatment, patients frequently undergo surgical treatment which is done under general anesthesia, causes a surgical scar, long hospitalization and chances of infections.
Non-surgical treatment is performed by an interventional radiologist and benefits are no pain, no surgical scar, performed on outpatient/day care, patients are able to return to normal daily activities immediately. A patient with both sides blocked tubes can have them fixed simultaneously in one sitting, No general anesthesia/sutures/ infections & it is cost-effective also.
Dr.Pradeep Muley M.D. Head and Senior Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi say this non-surgical treatment for the opening of blocked fallopian tubes is now becoming popular in India like in western countries.
Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is the Procedure for Diagnosis as well as treatment of blocked Fallopian Tubes and helps in detecting abnormalities of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. It provides an accurate picture of the site of obstruction of the tubes or uterus.
This procedure is also performed by Gynaecologists to diagnose tube blockade. But they do it with crude, old and very painful technique. While interventional Radiologist does it using highly sophisticated thin tubes and catheters under image guidance thereby making it a completely painless and comfortable procedure.
The examination is done within 6 to 10 days of the patient’s last menstrual period.
If the blockage is found , the treatment of opening of the tubes is done in the same sitting He inserts a thin tube inside the uterus and the very thin platinum wire passed through the fallopian tube on both sides under a vision of high-end digital monitor. Patient can watch the entire procedure on the computer monitor. The procedure usually takes 30 to 45 minutes and the patient can go home after one hr.
After the Procedure, some women have mild bleeding for 3–5 days
Dr. Pradeep Muley is trained in the USA and Singapore and has performed over 20,000 non-surgical treatments for various diseases like uterine fibroids, uterine adenomyosis, un-operable liver tumor, liver abscesses, varicose vein, brain aneurysm and vomiting of blood from lungs and stomach. He runs the VARICOSE VEIN AND FIBROID CLINIC AT FORTIS HOSPITAL, VASANT KUNJ, NEW DELHI & created INDIA’S 1ST UTERINE FIBROID CLUB. He has treated the maximum number of fibroid patients in India through the innovative Uterine Artery Embolization method.
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