Still called uterine horns, the fallopian tubes are an integral part of the female genital system. There are two fallopian tubes and they are on each side of the uterus. The two fallopian tubes play a fundamental role in the process of human reproduction since they connect the ovaries and the uterus via the flag.

Tubal obstruction is responsible for 15% of female infertility cases. In order for you to get pregnant and have a normal pregnancy, it is essential that at least one of your two horns function normally.


Obstructions of the fallopian tubes: the causes

There are many causes that can explain the obstruction of the fallopian tubes and lead to infertility

Genital infections

The infection of one or both of the tubes is a serious disease because it can lead to permanent sterility. A tubal infection is a contraindication in principle to hysterography.

– Genital infections often follow STDs (Sexually Transmitted Disease) that affect the fallopian tubes.

-Salpingitis is inflammation of the fallopian tubes following a genital infection. . They may be consecutive to: abortion, childbirth, neglected appendicitis. It can be acute (recent infection) or chronic (infection that has occurred in the past and persists) and cause tubal obstruction. The causes of salpingitis are multiple. They are usually caused by germs such as chlamydia, colibacilli, gonococci, pyocyania. Contrary to popular belief, vaginal discharge is not a sign of salpingitis.

To avoid these infections, we advise you to have protected sex, especially in case you have multiple partners.


Endometriosis results from the migration of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. In some cases, the abnormal presence of endometrial tubal tissue creates adhesions and clogs the tubes. The meeting between the sperm and the egg will therefore prevent.

Fibroids or myomas

These benign tumors can lodge in a trunk and block the passage.

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