There are millions of women all across the nation that have to deal with fallopian tube issues relating to infertility. The condition is one of the most common reasons behind infertility and the tubes may be blocked due to scarring, damage, injury or infection, though sometimes it can be idiopathic in nature. Although the problem is common, the blocked fallopian tubes can carry signs and symptoms or be asymptomatic; sometimes a woman will not even know about it until she tries to get pregnant and cannot. When a female has been trying to get pregnant and is not successful, one of the most common symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes is infertility. Since a blocked tube can prevent the egg and sperm from meeting, it can lead to an inability to conceive.
Women with one blocked tube may have a hard time getting pregnant, but if the other one is functioning properly a woman may be able to conceive and never know about the problem. Because of pressure due to scar tissue on the area surrounding the fallopian tubes, sometimes a woman will experience mild, persistent pelvic pain. Though this type of symptom is rarely encountered, it can occur as a mild, throbbing pain in the lower abdomen and can be limited to one side or the other. Abdominal pain can also be caused by an unrelated problem and may not even be related to blocked fallopian tubes. More rarely, a woman with block fallopian tubes may have to deal with recurrent episodes of severe, sharp abdominal pain which is usually central to one side of the pelvic region. The pain may be more noticeable during menstruation or ovulation and may prompt a woman to seek medical attention.
Recurrent, severe pain can also be related to another problem or condition such as endometriosis, PCOS, pelvic infection or gastrointestinal issues. Symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes can range from none at all to mild, moderate or severe. Surprisingly many women never even experience any type of noticeable symptoms and since severe pain is rare, a female can go many years without even knowing she has the problem. When a case of blocked fallopian tubes is suspected, a female should seek the advice of a qualified medical professional to receive a thorough and complete examination and definitive diagnosis.