Here are the steps we take to clear blockages in the fallopian tubes, via a Fallopian Tube Recanalization (FTR):
👉 At the start, patients will receive an intravenous drip and short-acting medication to assist with mild discomfort and for sedation.
👉 A speculum is then placed in the vagina and a small catheter is inserted through the cervix into the uterus.
👉 A liquid dye called ‘contrast’ is injected through a catheter to fill and examine the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes (to assess whether one or both tubes are blocked). If a fallopian tube is blocked, there will be no spillage of the dye into the abdominal cavity.
👉 If a fallopian tube is found to be blocked, a soft microwire is then threaded through the fallopian tube to clear the blockage.
If you’ve been diagnosed and would like to learn more about non-surgical FTR treatment, please visit our website www.fibroids.co.za or send us a message online 💐