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Doctor insights on: Fallopian Tube Plugs

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What causes mucus plug to block fallopian tubes? Does pcos produce mucus to block tubes?

What causes mucus plug to block fallopian tubes? Does pcos produce mucus to block tubes?

The glands: The glands in the pelvic region are constantly giving off fluid and some women tend to produce more mucus than others. Pcos does not cause mucus plugs. It is not known exactly why some women have mucus plugs in their tubes vs those who do not. ...Read more

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Fallopian Tube (Definition)

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


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What are the fallopian tubes?

What are the fallopian tubes?

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

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What is bilaterally patent fallopian tubes?

What is bilaterally patent fallopian tubes?

Normal: When this is stated on report, it means that the tubes are open and normal in most cases. ...Read more

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Is HSG fallopian tube test painful?

Is HSG fallopian tube test painful?

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 more

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How do u get a swollen fallopian tube?

How do u get a swollen fallopian tube?

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 more

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What causes swelling in fallopian tube?

What causes swelling in fallopian tube?

Fallopian tube: Cause of swelling of Fallopian tube is infection due to bacterial or parasitic agents which is called PID.( pelvic inflammatory disease).it can be a major cause of infertility or ectopic pregnancy if untreated. ...Read more

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Can a HSG test unblock a fallopian tube?

Not exactly : An hsg won't unblock a truly blocked fallopian tube. That being said it does clean it out by removing excess mucus. Interestingly, there is a higher rate of pregnancy after women have an hsg test done. ...Read more

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Does fallopian tube recanalization work?

Does fallopian tube recanalization work?

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

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Why is it fluttering in my fallopian tube?

What do you mean?: The fallopian tubes have cilia in them which are finger like protrusions that help to move fluid, eggs, and fertilized eggs along. I suppose you could say they flutter or wave but this is not something you would feel. ...Read more

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