The tubal factor refers to problems in the fallopian tubes that will hinder or prevent pregnancy. It is necessary for these tubes to be open, or patent, and mobile for the woman to be able to become pregnant.
On one hand a woman may have only one affected tube, which is called unilateral tubal factor. If, on the other hand, both fallopian tubes are damaged, the woman has bilateral tubal factor and it will generally be necessary to resort to assisted reproduction if she wishes to become a mother.
Read the full article on: Female infertility due to tubal factor: causes and treatments ( 66).
By Antonio Forgiarini M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Mónica Aura Masip M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 07/19/2022