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Swollen Fallopian Tube Treatment
Was told that I have swollen fallopian tubes. What exactly does this mean. Never had an STD so how did it happen? What treatments exist for it?
Swollen or closed?: Your fallopian tubes can get "swollen" or blocked from endometriosis. Also, chlamydia, a common cause of swollen tubes does not always have symptoms. If your tubes are swollen, but not blocked, you are at risk for a pregnancy in your tubes, which is a life threatening situation. You do not have to treat it unless you want to get pregnant. You will need to see a fertility specialist. ...Read more
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
A tubal "swelling"l: A significantly swollen tube is usually due to a infection contained therein. A "slightly" swollen tube sounds like an ultrasound report of a Radiologist's finding that has only a "slight" significance in the absence of a Fallopian tube infection. ...Read more
How to get rid of my swollen fallopian tube. I really want to get rid because I have lots of symptoms very painful?
Surgery: If a dilated tube (hydrosalpinx) does not respond to antibiotics and continues to cause pain surgical removal may be an option. Discuss with your obgyn. ...Read more
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
Fallopian tubes: Ask why and what to do about it. ...Read more
Do u think my surgeon can unblock my blocked fallopian tube. My right tube swollen and totally blocked and my right tube partially blocked. Pls help?
My understanding is that sometimes the tubes can be unblocked, it depends on what is blocking them. Sometimes when something is pushing on them from the outside that can be moved or removed, allowing the tube to open.
Since we have IVF these days, it is not clear if it is best to take the tubes out. I have heard when a tube is unblocked it may close back up within months. Your surgeon may know ...Read more
If one of my fallopian tubes are swollen is it a gurantee the other will get swollen? I don't have stds.
No: Having damage or swelling in one fallopian tube does not necessarily mean that you have a problem with the other tube. Looks like you had a baby about 4 months ago so at least one tube is working fine. Congratulations! ...Read more
Swollen fallopian tube. My doctor told me it could be random swelling that will resolve on its own. He didn't do any tests. Is this normal?
How diagnosed?: It is not clear what is meant by the term “swollen tube.” You may be referring to a hydrosalpinx that could have been seen on sonogram. This could be further evaluate by surgical removal, hysterosalpingogram or reevaluation in a few months depending on the clinical circumstances. “Swollen tube” could refer to pelvic inflammatory disorder. If so STD testing & antibiotics are needed ...Read more
I had my right Fallopian tube removed due to ectopic prego The doc says my left tube swollen what can cause my tube to swell? Should I b worried?
No need to worry now: If you have no abdominal/pelvic pain and no fever, the swelling of your left tube will probably resolve spontaneously unless an infection was known or diagnosed. Since the cause of ectopic pregnancy is usually unclear although often attributed to a tubal anomaly, malfunction or infection, you are at risk for another ectopic and will need to have an early pelvic sonogram once you get pregnant again ...Read more
Been told by a doctor that I have got two swollen fallopian tubes and trying to concieve. Is there anything I can do apart from ivf?
Surgery poor choice: Surgery for hydrosalpinx has a low success rate. The delivery rate is commonly about 20% over 12-24 months whereas, ivf can be as high as 60-70% from a single cycle. Tubal occlusion is as effective as removing the tubes. I have seen some women have a serious drop in egg number after removal of tubes. You do have a choice but often not a good one. Ivf is safe too. Best wishes. ...Read more
Since uterus & fallopian tubes were swollen after myomectomy & dye didn't pass threw how long will it take for swelling to go down so I can start ttc?
Two months: I would give it two months to let all of the healing finish before you start trying. ...Read more
IVF or surgery: Ivf is the best treatment for blocked fallopian tubes. It has the highest chance of producing a pregnancy and very little risk. However, surgery can be considered to try to unblock the tubes. Because ivf is so successful, surgery has become much less popular as a treatment. ...Read more
I had my Fallopian tubes removed due to ectopic pregnancies is there any treatments for me to have babies?
No: If it's a true blockage, there is no natural fix. ...Read more
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Hsg result show that I have have a blocked fallopian tube. Please what is the treatment for blocked tube?
Options: If you are otherwise healthy and only one tube is blocked, often nothing is done as you can still get pregnant. Laparoscopy is a possible treatment with the aim of breaking up adhesions from prior infections. It is also possible to open tubes from inside the tubes using x-ray guidance. This is similar to angioplasty for occluded or narrowed blood vessels. ...Read more
No: You can sometime have them put back together or have a reanastomosis if their is enough tube left to perform that procedure. It is hard to know if their is enough tube for sure prior to performing the surgery. Need to consult with a specialist. Also, you could consider IVF - this is very successful method to help achieve a pregnancy after having a tubal. Hope this helps. ...Read more
No: If they are blocked surgery may or may not be able to unblock them, depending on how abd they are blocked and what shape they are in sometimes they both need to be removed and u will need in vitro fertilization, if they do become unblocked u have to be followed closely so u do not get an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more
Take a HSG test: A hysterosalpingogram or hsg test is an x-ray dye test that makes sure that both fallopian tubes are open and look normal. It also checks for an abnormal-shaped uterus, for polyps, fibroids or scar tissue inside the uterus, and for scar tissue around the fallopian tubes. Ultrasound scans with contrast can also check for at least one open tube, but it's not as good a test as a hsg. ...Read more