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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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?

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

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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Hsg result show that I have have a blocked fallopian tube. please what is the treatment for blocked tube?

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

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Martin Raff
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What the treatment very long time fallopian tube infection &swolen this is cause me pain of my left side. My doctor he only give me 2weeks antibiotics?

What the treatment very long time fallopian tube infection &swolen this is cause me pain of my left side. My doctor he only give me 2weeks antibiotics?

Salpingitis: This may be due to a variety of microorganisms, including neisseria gonorrheae, chamydia trachomatis, and others. If no abscess is present a two week course of an antibiotic (if chosen judiciously) may be sufficient. If you relapse after treatment you may need referral to a specialist. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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What if one of the fallopian tube is blocked and the husband has low sperm count, and he is taking treatment, can pregnant still happen? No for ivf.

What if one of the fallopian tube is blocked and the husband has low sperm count, and he is taking treatment, can pregnant still happen?  No for ivf.

Yes: Yes, pregnancy can still occur. Ovulation medications to encourage eggs to grow on the side of the open falloian tube should be considered. Intrauterine insemination would be very helpful to increase the amount of sperm entering your reproductive tract. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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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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Dr. Ted Anderson
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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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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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What makes a fallopian tube slightly swollen?

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

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How to get rid of my swollen fallopian tube. I really want to get rid because I have lots of symptoms very painful?

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

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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?

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?

Depends: 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

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Dr. Martin Raff
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I went to my gyne today and he said my left fallopian tube swollen with infection. But he not telling me what kind of infection?

PID: Pelvic inflammatory disease is often a result of sexually transmitted infection, although the doctor may not be able to determine the exact organisms responsible. Your gynecologist has told you that you have fallopian tube infection and presumably is treating you for that. Unclear what else you need to know. ...Read more

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