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Doctor insights on: Leaving A Hydrosalpinx Untreated

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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 hydrosalpinx?

What is hydrosalpinx?

Abnormal fallopian tube: A hydrosalpinx is an abnormal fallopian tube that is swollen and closed off at the fimbriated end. Most hydrosalpinx if small maybe attempted to be opened and repaired. Large hydrosalpinx cannot be repaired and cannot be made functional. ...Read more

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Is hydrosalpinx of 6.6cm dangerous?

Is hydrosalpinx of 6.6cm dangerous?

Maybe: That is a large hydrosalpinx. Often they are chronically infected and contact infected fluid inside. If it bursts open, it can lead to life threatening infection and hospitalization. However that is not very common. It may also cause you chronic pelvic pain or painful sex and will likely affect fertility. ...Read more

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What is bilateral hydrosalpinx from?

What is bilateral hydrosalpinx from?

Infection: Infection is the more common cause of a hydrosalpinx. Other causes can be endometriosis and prior pelvic surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hydrosalpinx?

What are the symptoms of hydrosalpinx?

None: Unless a hydro becomes infected there are no symptoms whatsoever. Hydro can be diagnosed on HSG, at surgery or "sometimes" by ultrasound. Good wishes. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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