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Abnormal Fallopian Tube
I had an ultrasound that showed abnormal growths on my fallopian tube and left ovary, it's extremely painful along with other side effects.
Aka oviduct, uterine tube, or salpinx. It is basically a small tube connecting between the ovary and the uterus. This tube carries the eggs from the ovary area to the unterus. This is the tube that is cut/tied-up/or burned in women having the tuboligation procedure for permanent birth control purpose. Have ...Read more
The xray technician mentioned one Fallopian tube was abnormal, like a hook, after a HSG, . what does this mean?
In general: A tech shouldn't comment on an unsupervised study - for exactly this reason. The patient worries and seeks information even further outside - when the responsible physician is the one who should answer the concern. As a fertility specialist for 20+ years I have personally done over 2000 HSG and there is no specific meaning to the word "hook." Do the right thing, be patient, ask your doctor. ...Read more
I only have one fallopian tube and had surgery to unblock my remaining tube. My hubby slightly more abnormal sperm than average, what are our chances?
Unpredictable: If one of your fallopian tube is functional, it takes only one spermatozoid to succeed, keep trying. Your chances may be slightly lower then general population, but it should not change the goal. ...Read more
I had my fallopian tubes removed a year ago due to PID I am now getting severe period pain and they are irregular is this normal a year after?
Sometimes: You might have post tubal menorrhagia, which is heavier more painful periods after removing or blocking the tubes. This occurs because about 25% of women expel period blood back thru the tubes as well as out the vagina. However, there may be other issues like adenomyosis, endometriosis and endometritis going on. I would schedule a gyn visit ...Read more
Had ovarian cyst and part of my fallopian tube removed in Oct 2015, due to a torsion. Having pain on the same side again and irregular bleeding.?
I have one fallopian tube due to a cyst and very irregular periods. Anything I can do to help my chances of conceiving?
Get help: See a doctor who specializes in fertility medicine; either an rei or a obg with expertise in the area. The combination of irregular cycles with a missing tube may make it quite difficult, maybe impossible, to conceive without guidance, but chances can still be very good with help. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Go to GYN: You might need to get a hysterosalpingography or uterosalpingography a radiologic procedure to investigate the patency of the tubes. An interventional radiologist can sometimes open the occluded tubes. Go to doctor to discuss options. ...Read more
No: You can sometime have them put back together or have a reanastomosis if their is enough tube left to perform that procedure. It is hard to know if their is enough tube for sure prior to performing the surgery. Need to consult with a specialist. Also, you could consider IVF - this is very successful method to help achieve a pregnancy after having a tubal. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can't heal: After coagulation (burning) the tubal segment is denatured - and its dead, so it can't truly heal. Sometimes tubal ligations done this way do fail because the 'burned' part develop a fistula (a hole) that leaves the tube open. This is not healing though, the tube is still abnormal. ...Read more
No: If they are blocked surgery may or may not be able to unblock them, depending on how abd they are blocked and what shape they are in sometimes they both need to be removed and u will need in vitro fertilization, if they do become unblocked u have to be followed closely so u do not get an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more
Take a HSG test: A hysterosalpingogram or hsg test is an x-ray dye test that makes sure that both fallopian tubes are open and look normal. It also checks for an abnormal-shaped uterus, for polyps, fibroids or scar tissue inside the uterus, and for scar tissue around the fallopian tubes. Ultrasound scans with contrast can also check for at least one open tube, but it's not as good a test as a hsg. ...Read more