Blocked Tubes Following Tubal Reversal Surgery

Many women are now choosing to have tubal reversal surgery instead of the alternative of IVF to have another child after tubal ligation. Not only is tubal reversal surgery more natural it is less expensive and less taxing on the woman’s body. But what happens if the fallopian tubes block after surgery?


This is a very popular question among women who are researching the possibility of tubal reversal surgery or those who have already had it and are not conceiving right away. Many times the issue may not be blocked tubes but inconclusive results


Blocked tubes can happen after tubal reversal surgery. This is one of the things that can happen and for a surgeon to tell you that it won’t happen is not right. What the leading tubal reversal surgeon gives for advice is to wait a year and if you still have not conceived then have a test called a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG). What this does is check the tubes to make sure there is no blockage in the fallopian tubes.


Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center have seen inaccurate results on a regular basis. The first thing they do is when they hear from a tubal reversal patient stating she has had the HSG a and the results are showing blocked tubes is to have the results sent to them right away. Many times the test results are inconclusive thus giving the wrong results.


The problem with the HSG is that many times the person performing the test is not reading the results right or one of the fallopian tubes will spasm and the dye will not pass through thus being read as a blockage.


All too many times tubal reversal patients have just not felt “right” and find out they are pregnant after being told the fallopian tubes are blocked and pregnancy was not possible.


The main thing to remember is that if you have had tubal reversal surgery and are told you have blocked tubes this may not be the case.  All too many women have given up hope and thrown in the towel only to find out their dreams are about to come true.


If you are researching tubal reversal surgery it would do you good to have a look at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center’s website and read the vast amount of information and have a look at the videos. Tubal reversal surgery is a huge decision and the better educated a person is the better-informed decision that can be made.


About vervilledeb1

A mom, wife and writer. Writing for different companies including financial, parenting, automotive. But my passion is tubal reversal. There are so many women who regret having their tubes tied and have no idea this surgery is available. I am lucky to be blessed with a great family, a wonderful career and the ability to help get the word out to help others through my writing.

2 thoughts on “Blocked Tubes Following Tubal Reversal Surgery

  1. Nadine Amiani says:

    I had a tubal reversal & myomectectomy surgery this year may 20th . the tumors were1 /2 ,2 cm located on the outside of my uterus . I never had any fertility issues. My husband and I have tried to concieve and still nothing. It has been 5 months, i was told to keep trying and if in the 6 month no success then i should go for an Hsg . what advice can anyone give me ?

  2. vervilledeb1 says:

    Hi Nadine,

    Are you using opk’s or temping? Knowing when you are ovulating will help.

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