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Can fellopian tubes be unblocked?

Can fellopian tubes be unblocked?

Family practice : You may be able to have them opened if not badly scarred. You may need to see an infertility specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Blumenfield
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Nephrostomy (Definition)

An opening created through skin going to kidney so the urine can be drained when there is blockage and urine can pass normally. ...Read more


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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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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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Can dye unblock tubes through hsg?

Can dye unblock tubes through hsg?

Yes: Actually there is a slightly higher pregnancy rate in women within 3 months of having an hsg. Sometimes pushing dye through can unblock a tube. Usually a significantly damaged and blocked tube will still be blocked after the hsg. ...Read more

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Can fallopian tubes grow back?

Can fallopian tubes grow back?

No: Fallopian tubes cannot grow back. There are organs in the human body that can but a woman's tubes cannot unfortunately. ...Read more

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Could saline sonogram detect blocked fallopian tubes?

Could saline sonogram detect blocked fallopian tubes?

Sonohysterogram: Specialized sonohysterography techniques to evaluate the Fallopian tubes have been described, but there has not been widespread adoption. A standard saline sonohysterogram will not evaluate tubal patency. The imaging study of choice for evaluating tubal patency is still the hysterosalpingogram. ...Read more

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Can a hysterosalpingography open tubes?

Can a hysterosalpingography open tubes?

In theory, but...: Theoretically yes, hsg could flush tubes open. In practice this might happen more often than we're aware. But, hsg has not been shown to change pregnancy rates consistently, so it should be considered a test and not a treatment. A few small studies suggested possible small improvements in pregnancy following hsg, but these have not been confirmed by larger better studies. ...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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Will an appendectomy cause blocked fallopian tubes?

Will an appendectomy cause blocked fallopian tubes?

Disease Complication: Simple appendectomy has a very low risk for long term complication. However, if the appendix has perforated before surgery, regional peritonitis can lead to scarring of your tubes. It really should not be considered a surgical complication but the result of an infectious/inflammatory process. Pid/std, colitis, ibd, can do the same as a perforated appendicitis to the tubes. ...Read more

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How come there isnt an artificial fallopian tube or fallopian tube transplant?

How come there isnt an artificial fallopian tube or fallopian tube transplant?

Because IVF works: There is no good reason to try to make an artificial fallopian tube or try to transplant a fallopian tube, as in vitro fertilization (ivf) has high success rates for tubal problems causing infertility. ...Read more

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How does fallopian tube recanalization work?

How does  fallopian tube recanalization work?

Easily: Sometimes the fallopian tube is clogged with natural secretions that have become thickened, preventing conception. Fallopian tube recanalization is an attempt to either flush these away or push them out of the way. This reopens the tube and restores the potential for conception. ...Read more

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Natural treatment to unblock fallopian tubes?

Natural treatment to unblock fallopian tubes?

There is no Natural: Treatment to unblock your tubes if they are indeed both completely blocked, sometimes surgery can unblock them, sometimes it cannot and u would need in vitro fertilization, please consult your gyn. ...Read more

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Hsg report fallopian tubes are opacified means?

Clarification: You will need to get clarification on the findings. Opacification just means that the tubes were whited out. That is what one expects on an HSG. What you need to know is if they are patent (open). Contact the ordering physician and ask them to clarify the findings. ...Read more

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How are gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube different?

How are gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube different?

Nose and stomach: nasogastric tube is a tube inserted through the nose and place the tip in the stomach for feeding purposes gastric tube is a tube go directly to the stomach through the abdomen bypassing the upper part could be inserted by a scope without surgery or general anesthesia ...Read more

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Is surgery to unblock tubes painful?

Is surgery to unblock tubes painful?

Depends/likely: There will be some pain after any and every surgery. However, the post surgery recovery period includes pain management with your surgery team and is usually very good. Okay to ask your surgeon about pain management after this procedure. The benefit of your procedure will be worth this small risk. Be well. ...Read more

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Can force of fluid in chromopertubation open faliopian tube ?

Can force of fluid in chromopertubation open faliopian tube ?

I've seen it work: I perform hsg's on all of my own patients, and have been doing so (with water based contrast) for over 20 yrs. Many of my patients conceived right after the hsg was done! ...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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What is tubal ligation (getting tubes tied)?

What is tubal ligation (getting tubes tied)?

Sterilization : The tubes are ducts that extend from near the ovary and go into the uterus. The egg moves don the tube and get fertilized in the lower 1/3 of the tube. Ligation is the slicing of the tube often the tube is coagulated and clipped as well. By interrupting this tube the path of the egg to the uterus is blocked making pregnancy improbable. ...Read more

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What happens during nephrostomy tube insertion?

What happens during nephrostomy tube insertion?

Several steps.: Nephrostomy tubes are most often placed by interventional radiologists (ir). First, you may receive a mild sedative. Ir uses fluoroscopes to find the kidney. The skin at the site of the tube is numbed with local anesthetic. A needle is placed through the skin and into the kidney's urinary space. A wire is guided into the kidney, the needle removed, and then the nephrostomy tube is deployed. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics clear out my blocked fallopian tubes?

Could antibiotics clear out my blocked fallopian tubes?

Scar tissue: Unfortunately, once fallopian tubes have become blocked from scaring after pelvic inflammatory disease, antibiotics will help with futures infections, but the damage past infections have done cannot be repaired by antibiotics. ...Read more