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Endometriosis and blocked tubes ?

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hi doc,i want to know that a women with endometriosis and blocked tubes can get pregnent after surgury .or if she she take decion for IVF instead of surgury will this work? what are symptoms of endometriosis and blocked tubes

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replied June 1st, 2010
Infertility Answer A12748
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It is possible for a woman to get pregnant after successful treatment of the endometriosis and the blocked tubes.

The symptoms of endometriosis include: lower abdominal pain before and during periods, pain/discomfort during intercourse, chronic pelvic pain that lasts throughout the month, low back pain, heavy and/or irregular menstrual periods, painful bowel movements and urination (especially during menstruation), unusual fatigue, infertility, diarrhoea or constipation.

There are few other common symptoms which are also associated with endometriosis and include: headaches, low grade fever, depression, hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), anxiety, susceptibility to pelvic infections, and allergies.

Unlike endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes rarely cause any symptoms. A hydrosalpinx (a specific kind of blocked fallopian tube) might cause lower abdominal pain and an unusual vaginal discharge, but not every woman will experience these symptoms.

Lookout for these symptoms, and discuss with your treating physician/gynecologist about these. He/she will know the best for your condition, follow the advice. The IVF usually works if conception does not occur otherwise in women with endometriosis.

All the best. Take care.

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