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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

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


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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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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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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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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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How to feel if your fallopian tubes are swollen?

How to feel if your fallopian tubes are swollen?

No different: The fallopian tubes do not have much sensation if they stretch slowly. This usually occurs from chronic inflammation. Sometimes there will be a vague pressure sensation. Swelling that occurs quickly from a tubal pregnancy causes pain. ...Read more