When a blockage occurs in the fallopian tubes it prevents the egg from travelling down the tube. This can happen on one or both side. This is known as tubal factor infertility.
Fertilization usually takes place while the egg is travelling through the tubes. Not only will this become a challenge for the egg, but also the sperm to is unlikely to make the journey to the egg. Meaning the egg cannot reach the uterus and the sperm cannot reach the egg, preventing fertilization and ultimately pregnancy.
A partial blockage could result in an ectopic pregnancy or a tubal pregnancy. Pregnancy is still possible, but does depend on a few factors. Whether or not one or both tubes are blocked and what could be causing the blockage. There are several factors that could be causing the blockage, previous medical conditions including; STI’s, abortion or miscarriage, previous ectopic pregnancies or endometriosis.
Some women may never experience any symptoms; some noticeable ones may include sharp abdominal pain, pain during intercourse, and excess pain during menstruation and ovulation.