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how can you address scarred fallopian tubes?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Best to bypass them: While scarred tubes can sometimes be partially repaired, the results are generally poor and you can only rearrange the scarring, not eliminate it. There has been such enormous advances in various assisted reproductive technologies in the past 20+ years that trying to surgically repair fallopian tubes makes little sense.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can you know whether your fallopian tubes are blocked?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
X Ray: The easiest way is to have an x-ray called an HSG (hysterosalpingogram). That is done at an X-ray center where a small amount of dye is injected into the tubes while x rays are taken. A laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure, can also tell whether the tubes are open.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is a recanalization of the fallopian tubes?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Surgery to open tube: That refers to a procedure to try to re-open a fallopian tube or tubes. It can be accomplished in several ways and is often but not always successful in opening up a previously blocked tube. Opening up a tube does not usually last long term and does not guarantee that the tube will work well.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are causes the fluid in the fallopian tubes?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Usually infection: Most of the time when there is fluid in the fallopian tube, called a hydrosalpinx, this is the result of damage to the fallopian tubes in the past. The most common sources of that damage are a previous infection, endometriosis, or surgical scar tissue.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can fallopian tubes become blocked?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Many ways: Fallopian tubes can be blocked for several reasons: a prior infection of the tubes, appendix, or uterus, previous surgery causing scar tissue inside the belly, and endometriosis. Sometimes surgery can provide answers by looking for these causes, and sometimes there is no obvious answer.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the fallopian tubes?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Fallopian tubes: Fallopian tubes are paired tubular structures, right and left, that connect the uterus to the pelvic cavity. The tube picks up an egg (oocyte) after ovulation at its far end and transports it down towards the uterus. If the woman had intercourse sperm swims through the uterus into the tube at the near end, when conception occurs it is in the mid-portion of the tube.

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