Living With Tubal Disease
Many women dream of getting pregnant and building their family. However, tubal disease is something that affects many women, as it is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. This issue must be addressed through a trusted specialist that is able to diagnose tubal disease and determine treatment options.
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What is Tubal Disease?
Tubal disease is a disease that affects one or both of the fallopian tubes. It occurs when they have become damaged or blocked due to endometriosis, surgery in the area, appendix surgery or even a cesarean section. Some sexually transmitted diseases can cause damage to the cilia in the tubes, making it harder for the egg to move from the tubes to the uterus. Other causes may include having the tubes tied and then un-tied in the future to try for more children.
When the Fallopian tube is blocked, it prevents the egg from traveling down the tube and into the uterus to be implanted. When the sperm makes its way to the tube, if there is an opening, it can cause an ectopic pregnancy due to the egg being fertilized but not being able to move to the uterus in order to grow. Ectopic pregnancies can further damage the fallopian tubes and have serious consequences.
Symptoms of Tubal Disease
If you’re concerned about having tubal disease, and have been trying to conceive without any results, then considering the symptoms can be a good place to start. Though, these symptoms will not diagnose the issue and they can be associated with other conditions, it is a good way to start.
- Pain in the uterine area
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Trouble becoming pregnant
The only real way to get a tubal disease diagnosis is through the help of a reproductive specialist.
How is Tubal Disease Treated?
There are several different courses of action to take in order to treat tubal disease and successfully become pregnant in the future. There are common treatment plans and surgical procedures that have been very effective for women, including surgical removal of scar tissue adhesions and IVF treatment.
Each woman is different, and as mentioned, the only way to find out the best course of action for your unique situation is to speak with your fertility specialist. A diagnosis of tubal disease is not the end of the road for your desires to have children. With the right help and team of support, treatment for tubal disease is possible. Contact the experts at NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York to learn more about the cutting edge treatment options available for tubal disease.