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Doctor insights on: Hydrosalpinx Treatment Options

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What is the best treatment for hydrosalpinx?

What is the best treatment for hydrosalpinx?

Surgery: Surgical removal. From a pain, infection and fertility standpoint the best option is surgical removal. They can burst and can pain and a bad infection. They can lead to infertility and miscarriage even with IVF. And they can cause pain for which only removal is an option ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for hydrosalpinx on one side?

What's the best treatment for hydrosalpinx on one side?

Occlusion vs. Remove: Depending on the severity of the hydrosalpinx, the fertility specialist may want to either have it removed or blocked off (occluded where it meets the uterus). Removal is generally recommended to avoid the risk of ectopic pregnancy and chronic pain/infection as well as fertility problems getting and staying pregnant. ...Read more

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Doctor pls how long does the treatment of hydrosalpinx take?

Doctor pls how long does the treatment of hydrosalpinx take?

It depends on cause: If the hydrosalpinx is due to a tubal infection then a 10-14 day course of antibiotics may be all that is needed. However, some cases of hydrosalpinx persist after Rx. Your GYN MD will know the cause and the best approaches for Rx. Based on your examination. ...Read more

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I m having mild hydrosalpinx in distal end of right sided tube. What can I do take IVF treatment.

I m having mild hydrosalpinx in distal end of right sided tube. What can I do take IVF treatment.

Questions to ask: When you see the infertility specialist ask about your left tube. If it is normal then the nonfunctioning right tube may not be an issue. If both tubes are blocked then ivf is a highly successful option. ...Read more

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What are treatments for hydrosalpinx? I was found to have fluid in my tube but nothing was given to me I was just sent home with nothing

Remove hydro + IVF: Fluid in hydrosalpinx may leak into the uterine cavity and prevent implantation and pregnancy. One possible treatment is surgical correction of hydrosalpinx then attempting to conceive naturally. The chance of obtaining a functional fallopian tube and pregnancy after surgical correction is small. Modern management is laparoscopic excision or interruption of the hydro followed by ivf. ...Read more

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Pain r/t hydrosalpinx: is surgery the only option? Will it fix the problem?

Hydrosalpinx: The only treatment for a long standing hydrosalpinx is surgical resection. The longer the condition has exsisted the more likely that the tubal mucosa are damaged and the fallopian tube even if opened surgically will not transport an egg! ...Read more

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Can acupunture, massage and herbal blend help cure hydrosalpinx and blocked tubes? Or surgery is the only way?

Can acupunture, massage and herbal blend help cure hydrosalpinx and blocked tubes? Or surgery is the only way?

Doubt: Very unlikely that all methods you describe will help you. Having surgery is your decision, but probably your best option. Get 2 nd opinion to review all your options. ...Read more

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What are the options for getting pregnant when you have one remaining tube that has hydrosalpinx? The other tube was removed due to an ectopic

What are the options for getting pregnant when you have one remaining tube that has hydrosalpinx? The other tube was removed due to an ectopic

Have the tube remove: Removed and do in vitro because the tube that has the hydrosalpinx is most likely totally blocked and if it would be open it will not be normal and most likely would end up with another ectopic which as u know is no good. ...Read more

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1tube hydrosalpinx & 5 months pregnant, my concern is if it is caused by std the hydro & didn't have treatment before does it affect the baby at birth?

1tube hydrosalpinx & 5 months pregnant, my concern is if it is caused by std the hydro & didn't have treatment before does it affect the baby at birth?

Complex question: Your OB MD should have run STD testing to rule out "the gift that keeps on giving" when you presented at your 1st or 2nd visit. (STD's) If the hydrosalpinx is not an active infection then it is unlikely to affect the present pregnancy. However, your OB MD may still give you a course of antibiotics to make sure that it won't ...Read more

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Hydrosalpinx can be treated by antibacterial?

Hydrosalpinx can be treated by antibacterial?

No: A hydrosalpinx is a tube that is already damaged and the antibiotics will not fix it. ...Read more

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Can hydrosalpinx that was already treated can occur again?

Can hydrosalpinx that was already treated can occur again?

Yes: It depends on what the treatment was, but definitely a risk to recur. Tuboplasty and salingo-neostomy are terms for conservative treatment of hydrosalpinx by surgically creating a new opening at the far end of the tube. These are definitely subject to closure, with subsequent recurrence. Treatment of hydrosalpinx by removal clearly cannot recur. ...Read more

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Hydrosalpinx it could be cancerious in future if I over look it?

Hydrosalpinx it could be cancerious in future if I over look it?

Low risk: Most hydros are from inflammatory damage, and are otherwise normal tubes. Cancer of the tube is very rare, but could theoretically present as a hydrosalpinx. ...Read more

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Pain with hydrosalpinx do I need surgery?

Maybe: Hydrosalpinx can be a problem. It can lead to chronic pain or rupture and cause infection. And it can prevent pregnancy as well. But in many women they cause no symptoms. If it needed to be removed. Then surgery would do it. But not everyone needs surgery. ...Read more

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Should hydrosalpinx be removed in post menopausal women?

Should hydrosalpinx be removed in post menopausal women?

If causing problems: A hydrosalpinx (blocked and swollen fallopian tube) should be removed if fertility is a concern (for example a naturally or surgically post-menopausal woman who is planning to use an egg donor, or donor embryos). If fertility is not a concern, it should be removed if it causes symptoms, like painful intercourse. ...Read more

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Can you have hydrosalpinx with blocked tube?

Yes: A hydrosalpinx is caused when then the distal end (the end farthest from the uterus) of the tube is blocked and fluid accumulates in the tube. ...Read more

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How does fluid get into a tube in hydrosalpinx?

How does fluid get into a tube in hydrosalpinx?

From inside the tube: The fallopian tube secretes small amounts of fluid inside itself to bathe the interior in an environment that keeps it moist and healthy and appropriate for a possible fertilization of an egg. If the tube is damaged or blocked, the fluid can accumulate and result in a hydrosalpinx. ...Read more

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Does hydrosalpinx always result in infertility?

Does hydrosalpinx always result in infertility?

Not always: But sometimes. Risk increases the larger or more abnormal the hydro is. Hydrosalpinx is a risk for tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Docs, could a right sided hydrosalpinx affect the appendix?

Docs, could a right sided hydrosalpinx affect the appendix?

Mimicker of appy: The right ovary and fallopian tube are in near vicinity of appendix. Can get torsion of fallopian tube and mimic appendicitis. ...Read more

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How can I treat right hydrosalpinx with peritubal adhesions?

How can I treat right hydrosalpinx with peritubal adhesions?

Gynecologist: This is hard to explain here ou should consult with a gynecologist. Depending on findings they can free up the adhesions and treat with antibiotics or drain hydrosalpinx. ...Read more

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Is it possible that hydrosalpinx of tube exist in one cycle and gone at the next?

Is it possible that hydrosalpinx of tube exist in one cycle and gone at the next?

Not really: It's unlikely, more likely a different interpretation of the study (ultrasound?) ...Read more

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I am a 62 year old menopausal woman diagnosed with a hydrosalpinx about 34x44 and 4.8. There are no symptoms. What should I do?

I am a 62 year old menopausal woman diagnosed with a hydrosalpinx about 34x44 and 4.8. There are no symptoms. What should I do?

Possibly observe: A small relatively simple adnexal mass can be observed. I will often do several ultrasound tests to make sure the cyst is stable and not growing, then check ultrasound once a year. What I want to make sure is that the cyst is not ovarian or tubal cancer. If a cyst doesn't grow, is small and simple, negative ca-125, then observation is an option I give my patients. ...Read more

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What are the chances of natural conception with a one sided hydrosalpinx? Is trying without intervention a waste of time ages 30?

What are the chances of natural conception with a one sided hydrosalpinx? Is trying without intervention a waste of time ages 30?

Pretty decent but...: I would estimate that, presuming your other ovary and fallopian tube is healthy, your chances would be good but it might take twice as long as average (on average couples conceive after 7 months of trying). However, you will also have an increased chance of tubal pregnancy. Some docs would advise removing the hydrosalpinx. It would be wise to consult with an OB-GYN doctor. ...Read more

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How come there are women with bilateral hydrosalpinx but patent tubes? Aren't they suppose to be blocked? Can they still get pregnant naturally?

How come there are women with bilateral hydrosalpinx but patent tubes? Aren't they suppose to be blocked? Can they still get pregnant naturally?

Partly blocked: Great question! The simple answer is that a tube can be only partly blocked and still accumulate fluid. Hydro fluid is made inside the tube and if it's made faster than it can drain, you can still have hydros. ...Read more

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Can hydrosalpinx be dangerous if left untreated?

Can hydrosalpinx be dangerous if left untreated?

Rarely, but may hurt: We mostly treat hydrosalpinx - a fallopian tube that is blocked at the end furthest from the uterus, swollen and fluid-filled - to improve fertility if 1-sided or both sides. Some women with a hydrosalpinx suffer from chronic pelvic pain, including painful intercourse, while others have no symptoms. A hydrosalpinx can get acutely re-infected causing pain and fever: pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hydrosalpinx and how can it be cured?

What is the cause of hydrosalpinx and how can it be cured?

Infection: Infection is the more common cause of a hydrosalpinx. Other causes can be endometriosis and prior pelvic surgery. It's "cured" in most cases by removing it to avoid fertility problems (getting/staying pregnant) and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes hydrosalpinx and acyesis?

What causes hydrosalpinx and acyesis?

Infection: Hydrosalpinx is a dilation of the fallopian tube, usually caused by a passed infection. It is a sign of chronic tubal damage. It is associated with infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Some times it is recommended to remove a hydrosalpinx to assist with fertility treatment. ...Read more

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How common is a hydrosalpinx after a hysterectomy?

How common is a hydrosalpinx after a hysterectomy?

Not uncommon: For a hydrosalpinx (fluid in the tube) to develop the tube must be blocked at two places. A hysterectomy ligates or ties off the tube at the junction with the uterus. If that tube is blocked at another point along its length (which may not be known) then fluid may collect in between the two blockages forming a hydrosalpinx. Most of the time it causes no problems. ...Read more

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Can a right sided hydrosalpinx have any affecton the appendix?

Yes: It is a contained but chronic source of infection. If it becomes inflames it can irritate the appendix and colon. If it bursts ipen it can cause a life threatening infection. ...Read more

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Anyone else had hydrosalpinx after a hysterectomy? Is a hydrosalpinx bad?

Anyone else had hydrosalpinx after a hysterectomy? Is a hydrosalpinx bad?

It happens: A hydrosalpinx is just fluid in the remaining piece of tube. It is not a bad thing. Some people have discomfort from it and need to have it removed, but most people don't. ...Read more

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How long does it takes for hydrosalpinx to recover and if there's any surgery needed?

How long does it takes for hydrosalpinx to recover and if there's any surgery needed?

Never Recovers: A hydrosalpinx is permanent. It may change, but generally only for the worse. Whether or not surgery is required is based on your symptoms as well as fertility concerns. Sometimes surgery is needed due to pain or infection and sometimes surgery is suggested from to fertility treatment. So a fertility specialist can guide you through that decision making process! ...Read more

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I've been diagnanosed with a hydrosalpinx 10 weeks ago it also has bit of blood in it is this bad?

I've been diagnanosed with a hydrosalpinx 10 weeks ago it also has bit of blood in it is this bad?

Hydrosalpinx: Can range from unimportant to very significant. How large is it? Some hydros do not have any effect; some can be improved with surgical repair, and women with badly damaged tubes can very often get pregnant with ivf, though a hydro might need to be removed first. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant naturally with hydrosalpinx and adenomyosis?

Is it possible to get pregnant naturally with hydrosalpinx and adenomyosis?

Depends: First that depends on whether you have 1 or 2 hydrosalpinges and whether the tube (s) are blocked. If both blocked then you need either IVF or surgery. Adenomyosis is very unpredictable and yes you can get pregnant naturally with that. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive for only a few months &diagnosed with 3.5cm one-sided hydrosalpinx. Should we keep trying for a full year or seek help sooner? Age 30

Trying to conceive for only a few months &diagnosed with 3.5cm one-sided hydrosalpinx. Should we keep trying for a full year or seek help sooner? Age 30

Recommend help: The hydro is likely lowering your normal chances of conception; though you may still be bale to conceive naturally. You could wait up to a year but might do better seeking help sooner. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What will happen my hydrosalpinx in the left is considered It will be very big problem for me to get pregnant easily What the best way to get pregnant?

What will happen my hydrosalpinx in the left is considered It will be very big problem for me to get pregnant easily What the best way to get pregnant?

Bypass tubes: Most times a hydro-salpinx is present in BOTH Fallopian tubes. One sided hydro-salpinx is more common with IUD use. You may have to do IVF (In vitro fertilization) in the future to bypass the Fallopian tubes entirely. In order to conceive. ...Read more

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Left inguinal ligament pain, is this hydrosalpinx or iud?

Left inguinal ligament pain, is this hydrosalpinx or iud?

Probably neither: Most hydrosalpinx are asymptomatic; women sometimes report pain with iud but it's mostly uterine cramping or back pain. I'd consider other possibilities. ...Read more

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I don't want kids and my hydrosalpinx is one-sided, mild & likely the result of a dermoid cyst I had removed age 12 via laparotomy. OK to do nothing?

Yes: If the diagnosis is certain and you are not having severe pain, it is fine to choose not to intervene. A hydrosalpinx isn't a serious problem if there are no symptoms. Best wishes! ...Read more