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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.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Salpingitis: Salpingitis is inflammation of a fallopian tube. This can result in later blockage - a hydrosalpinx or salpingitis isthmica nodosum (sin) - blockage at the uterus. There are effective treatments for salpingitis - see your gynecologist.

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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 28 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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