Uterus, or fallopian tubes, are thin tubes that stretch from each ovary to the uterus. Inside, they are lined with epithelium and cilia, which causes a reduction in the tubes, and the ovum is sent from the ovaries to the uterus. Also in the pipes created a favorable environment for the movement of sperm to the egg. If fertilization occurs, the zygote will be in the uterus. However, sometimes there may be irregularities in the functioning of the fallopian tubes. Damage to the cells of the epithelium or cilia leads to adhesions, and spermatozoa can not reach the ovule or the egg sticks in the tube. All this significantly reduces the chances of becoming pregnant if the tubes are obstructed, or pregnancy will be an ectopic.
Causes of tube obstruction
The obstruction of the pipes can be either partial or complete. There are several reasons for this violation:
- Sexually transmitted infections, most often gonorrhea and chlamydia, especially not long cured.
- Endometriosis also often causes the obstruction of the fallopian tubes. This occurs when the inner layer of the uterus begins to grow beyond its limits, extending into the tubes. So there are internal solderings.
- Operations on the pelvic organs also cause adhesion in the fallopian tubes.
- Complications after abortion, use of intrauterine spirals.
Tubal obstruction: symptoms
Usually a woman does not know about pathology. No signs of the obstruction of the tubes are not detected for the reason that often a woman takes a large number of strong antibiotics. Because of this, the inflammatory processes in the pelvic organs proceed secretly. Long-terminable infections, endometriosis, in the end, and cause adhesions. However, the question arises, how to determine the obstruction of the tubes, if the symptoms are weak? As a rule, it is possible to diagnose this disease at a time when a woman is planning a pregnancy for a long time. The gynecologist prescribes tests, including tests of patency of the fallopian tubes. The main diagnostic methods are hysterosalpingography (GGS) and sonogasterosalpingoscopy (GSSS). In both cases, a special substance is introduced into the uterus, which also penetrates the fallopian tubes. With the GHA, an X-ray is performed, with SSSS - ultrasound. Healthy tubes are fully visualized.
How to cure tube obstruction?
Unfortunately, complete obstruction of the tubes and pregnancy are incompatible. In this case, only IVF will help. If in the pipes internal soldering, which arose because of the cohesion of the cilia of the epithelium, women are offered hydroturbation. This procedure is similar to the GHA and SGSG, only under pressure is introduced the substance with novocaine for purging.
If external adhesions are responsible for tube obstruction, treatment is possible with laparoscopy. Below the abdomen, a puncture is performed, through which a spike is cut and removed with a special tool. Thus, the pipe straightens and becomes passable.
Pipe obstruction: treatment with folk remedies
However, not every woman decides to surgical intervention and tries phytotherapy. To popular folk remedies of obstruction of the tubes is the hog queen. This plant is used in the form of a water broth or alcohol tincture. The latter is prepared as follows: 5 tablespoons of the plant are filled with 0.5 liters of vodka. The mixture must be insisted in a dark place for 15 days, shaking from time to time.
To prepare the broth, you need 2 tablespoons of boron uteri to pour 300 ml of water and boil for 10 minutes. Then the broth is placed in the thermos for half an hour. This drug is taken half a cup 4 times daily before meals.
Thus, fallopian tubes play a big role in the possibility of becoming pregnant, so the fair sex must be taken seriously with regard to women's health.