Clinical Manifestations
  • Blocked fallopian tubes do not often present symptoms other than difficulty conceiving. Doctors typically class this as having tried to conceive for 1 year without success.
    A blocked fallopian tube may cause some women to experience symptoms such as pain in the pelvis or belly. This pain might happen regularly, such as around the time of their period, or be constant.
    Sometimes, a blockage in a fallopian tube can cause a fertilized egg to get stuck. This is known as an ectopic pregnancy.
    An ectopic pregnancy may not always cause symptoms and is usually detected during a scan. However, some woman may experience signs of pregnancy, such as stomach pain on one side of the body, or vaginal bleeding. Any woman who suspects she has an ectopic pregnancy should seek immediate medical attention.
  • Causes:
    A history of pelvic infection
    A history of salpingitis
    A previous burst appendix
    Having had a sexually transmitted disease, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia
    Endometriosis, a condition that causes the lining of the womb to grow outside of the uterus
    A history of abdominal surgery
    Hydrosalpinx, which is swelling and fluid at the end of a fallopian tube
    All of these conditions can affect the fallopian tubes directly or this area of the body. In most cases, these conditions or procedures create scar tissue that can block the tubes.
Treatment Principle
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Fallopian tube blockage
  • Ovulation may be hindered
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Late, scanty menstruation
  • Dark, dusky menstrual Blood
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Urgent pain in the lower abdomen which worsens as the period draws near
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Poor memory
  • Weariness
  • Lassitude
  • Low back weakness and pain
  • Diminished sexual desire
  • Clear, long urination
  • Excessive, abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Maybe uterine myoma
  • Maybe endometriosis
  • T: Pale or with ecchymotic spots, the sublingual veins may be distended
  • C: White and moist
  • P: Deep and thready or Wiry or Choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen Kidney Yang
  • Invigorate the Blood
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Fallopian tube blockage
  • Patients are typically obese
  • Chronic infertility or
  • A history of miscarriage with two years or more since last conceiving
  • Sallow, white facial complexion
  • Dizziness
  • The patients tend to be inactive and unmotivated
  • Drowsiness
  • A slimy mouth with excessive Phlegm
  • Chest oppression
  • Abdominal distention
  • Pasty, excessive white vaginal discharge
  • Late menstruation (may come only every 50 - 70 days)
    Scanty menstruation or
  • Amenorrhea
  • May be uterine myoma or
  • May be anovulation
  • T: Normal
  • C: Slimy
  • P: Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Kidneys
  • Disperse Phlegm
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Facial color dark and dull
  • Emaciation
  • Sides and ribs distended on both sides (maybe with sharp pain)
  • Enlargement of the Liver and Spleen
  • Suffocating sensation in chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • Heaviness
  • Sluggish urination
  • T: Dark purple (maybe purple spots on edge of tongue)
  • P: Wiry, choppy and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Qi
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Disperse blockage
  • Dry Dampness
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Pain that is fixed, stabbing and /or severe
  • Pain is worse with pressure
  • Dark complexion
  • Fixed, palpable masses
  • Bleeding with clots
  • Purple lips
  • Purple nails
  • Blue, dark or purplish discoloration of skin in small or large areas
  • Dry skin
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Tendency to hemorrhage dark blood or clots
  • T: Purple, possible purple or red spots
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Transform Stasis
  • Soften the hard
  • Scatter nodulation
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Lower abdominal distention and pain (usually on right)
  • Pain increases on pressure with rebound tenderness
  • Guarding of the abdominal musculature
  • Groin pain resembling urinary dysfunction without urinary difficulty
  • Groin pain relieved by flexing hip and knee
  • Groin pain intensified by extending hip
  • Perspiration
  • Irregular or intermittent fever followed by chills and perspiration
  • May be mass in lower right quadrant of abdomen
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Hard lumps
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin, white or yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Tight or Wiry and tight or Tight and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Drain Heat
  • Break up Blood Stasis
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Disperse nodules
  • Reduce swelling
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