A fertility specialist and trained surgeon can offer conclusive evidence of blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, one of the most common causes of female infertility. However, certain medical conditions and physical symptoms can alert you to the possibility that you should seek help from a reproductive endocrinologist like Dr. Mark Rispler with Innovative Fertility Center.
You may have tubal abnormalities if your health history includes:
- Pain and severe cramping
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Pelvic infection or pelvic inflammatory disease
- Abdominal or pelvic surgery
- Congenital defects
- Previous tubal ligation
The fallopian tubes serve an essential role in conception by harboring the ovulated egg, released from the ovary, until sperm reaches it for fertilization. One of two fallopian tubes then passes the fertilized egg to the uterus for implantation.
Several options exist for treating tubal abnormalities, and Dr. Rispler can offer hope for conceiving after repairing or circumventing blocked or damaged fallopian tubes.