FTC (Fallopian Tube Catheterisation) for opening Tubal blocks
Decision on the apposite treatmnent is always highly significanty in bringing the case to the success. With all the support form the experienced medical professionals, SWCIC- one among the eminent fertility centers in Hyderabad India offers the wide group of treatment branches. One among them is FTC and the description is given below.
Tubal cannulation is a procedure to help clear a blockage in the fallopian tubes, a common cause of female infertility. As many as 1 in 4 women who have difficulty getting pregnant have a blockage in the fallopian tubes.
Tubal cannulation is less invasive than fallopian tube surgery and it may help your doctor better understand why the blockage occurred.
Fallopian Tube Catheterisation( FTC) is a non-surgical procedure, where the impediments caused in the fallopian tubes are removed. Typically 1 in every 4 women experience infertility due to the fallopian tube blockage. By doing this surgical procedure there are fair chances for a women to conceive. The role of fallopian tubes is to transport eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. When sperm unites with an egg in a fallopian tube, the egg gets fertilized which results in conceiving. But if the fallopian tubes are obstructed the fertilization doesn’t happen. The FTC procedure is done by specialist called an interventional radiologist.
When should Fallopian Tubal Cannulation be done?
Imaging tests can figure out the presence of any blockages exist in either one or both of the fallopian tubes. If the test results are affirmative then the cannulation which means opening can be done to remove the blockage if it’s situated near to the uterus called proximal tubal obstruction, also the same procedure can be done for the mid tubal blockage.
The procedure for FTR
- Patients experience uneasiness when undergoing with FTR, in such situations an intravenous line is inserted prior to the procedure.
- Patient is allowed to be comfortable and a Gynaecologist would prescribe some medications for pain medicines.
- Speculum is inserted into vagina, along with a small plastic tube is injected through the uterus into the cervix.
- During the procedure Catheter injects a liquid dye into the vagina.
- Using a X-ray camera, the uterine cavity is thoroughly checked.
- The gynecologist gets clarity about the condition of the uterus and the fallopian tubes in the hysterosalpingogram.
- Through these images, your gynaecologist can figure out the existence of any blockages in either one or both fallopian tubes.
- If any blockages exist a catheter is linked to the first inserted catheter and lets it into the fallopian tube to remove the blockage.
After your procedure
Patient experience cramping with little bleeding which is common. Don’t insert anything into your vagina for 48 hours post procedure. Dont indulge in intercourse.
Risks and complications
Some of the possible risks associated with fallopian tube catheterization include:
- Presence of small hole in the fallopian tube
- Some pelvic infection
- Problems due to X-ray dye, including allergic reaction or kidney damage
- Tubal pregnancy, where the fertilized egg remains and begins to grow in the fallopian tube
- Risk of exposing the reproductive organs to radiation.
- In case your fallopian tubes might be blocked in future you need to undergo the same procedure again.