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A 32-year-old member asked:

What can cause a cyst on the fallopian tube?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 20 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.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Embryologic remnant: Certain para-tubal cysts are embryologic remnants, in other words 'leftover stuff' from when the woman was in utero and her pelvic organs were forming. Males and females embryos both start with 2 sets of internal ducts: one is intended to develop in males and the other in females. Leftovers from either duct can be present as cysts near the fallopian tube.
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
CAN'T CAUSE ONE.: It just happens, can't identify a cause. A cyst is a collection of fluid that forms in the and enlarges it in a particular area.

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A 39-year-old female asked:

What causes a fallopian tube to have fluid?

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Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Scar tissue: Hydrosalpinx (fluid filled fallopian tube) occurs when the tube is scarred and the fluid produced by the cells lining the tube cannot get out. This is generally caused by scar tissue from prior surgery, endometriosis, or sexually transmitted diseases.

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