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Fallopian Tube Hydrosalpinx
My right fallopian tube has hydrosalpinx and left shows adhesions; should I get these treated before going for ivf? Are there any risks associated?
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
Will IVF work now that i had my left fallopian tube removed due to hydrosalpinx? My right tube is also hydrosalpinx but the dr. Only drained it.
Left fallopian tube removed due 2 hydrosalpinx took clomid&conceived 3yrs ago, trying again but no luck would Clomid (clomiphene) be the answer again? Im 37 thanks
Is MRI accurate in detecting hydrosalpinx of fallopian tubes? As hsg report says distal dilation hydro but mri report says "no evidence of hydrosalpin
Discrepancy: Hysterosalpingogram is reliable for diagnosis of hydrosalpinx, perhaps get the films reviewed again. Once a HSG diagnosis is made, I do not typically get a MRI for confirmation. The MRI is reported as no hydrosalpinx, then that is what it is. I presume you had the tests done for infertility evaluation, so if no pregnancy in the next 6 months (provided all else normal), consider laparoscopy. ...Read more
Can you get pregnant with no fallopian tubes? I have to have mine removed due to bilateral hydrosalpinx
What to do if I had one of my fallopian tubes removed a year ago due to hydrosalpinx. will I have problems getting pregnant?
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
Usually infection: Most of the time when there is fluid in the fallopian tube, called a hydrosalpinx, this is the result of damage to the fallopian tubes in the past. The most common sources of that damage are a previous infection, endometriosis, or surgical scar tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If your tubes are truly blocked (requires an x-ray usually to diagnose) there is no 'natural' way to unblock them. Surgery can often be succesful, though. ...Read more
Not really: The hsg causes cramps. The discomfort one has can depend on such factors as her pain tolerance as well as who does the procedure and his/her expertise. For example, i perform all hsg's on my own patients and have done so for over 20 years. My techniques give less discomfort, for example, compared to a doctor who only does them on occasion or has only done them for a few years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection, scarring?: A swollen fallopian tube can be from an infection, including sexually transmitted disease, or from blockage of the end of the tube causing fluid to accumulate in the tube (hydrosalpinx). This can be due to scarring for infection or possibly endometriosis or prior surgery. It depends on what the doctor means by "swollen tube". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes yes!: It depends on the patient and the reason the tube(s) is (are) blocked. Tubal cannulation under fluoroscopy and by hysteroscopy have both been studied extensively since the early 1990s (it was actually first done with a whale bone in the 1890s!) the most important consideration is whether the woman is a appropriate candidate for the procedure. ...Read more
No, if tubes absent: There needs to be a way for the sperm to get to the egg, and typically that's through the fallopian tubes. If the tubes have been surgically removed, this not possible. If they've been"tied" (typically cauterized/burned, which results in scarring) as with sterilization, there is a small chance an opening can develop, with risk of pregnancy that can be a normal pregnancy, or abnormal in the tube. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer