A 32-year-old member asked:
what can cause a cyst on the fallopian tube?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Traub answered
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
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.
Answered on Aug 24, 2016
Dr. Gerard Honore answered
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
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.
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
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