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what does it mean to have pus in the fallopian tube?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Infection: It means the tube contains infection. It may be a long term chronic infection. Or it may be an acute or immediate infection. An acute infection needs to be treated with antibiotics, sometimes requires hospitalization. Sometimes the tube must be surgically removed for a variety of reasons.
Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Infection: Could be an infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhea

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What happens if the fallopian tube ruptures?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Pain and infection: If the fallopian tube rupture or breaks open, usually it is the result of a previous infection inside the tube. As it opens up, it can be very painful. It can also release infection into the entire belly that can be very dangerous and may require hospitalization, antibiotics, and even surgery.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What is it called when a baby is growing inside the fallopian tubes?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Ectopic Pregnancy: That is called an ectopic pregnancy. It occurs in 1-2% of all pregnancies, although some women are a higher risk. It can be very dangerous and requires careful treatment.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can cause a cyst on the fallopian tube?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Unknown: Some women have cysts that develop on or around the fallopian tubes. Usually they are very small but sometimes they can be large. Often they are filled with water and are not harmful. Most of the time they are accidental findings during surgery for another reason.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Which condition is caused by an inflammation of a fallopian tube?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
PID: Inflammation or infection of the tube causes a pelvic infection, also terms PID or pelvic inflammatory disease. It can be a very severe infection. Sometimes the tube is chronically inflamed and may be swollen and enlarged, called a hydrosalpinx. Any infection of the cervix, uterus, tubes, appendix, or colon can cause this.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Pus/phlegm returning a week into a cold?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Pus: Colds can slightly weaken the immune system so that a secondary infection can occur. Check with your doctor.

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