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What is hydrosalpinx?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Swollen tube

Technically it means water in the fallopian tube.
It occurs when a fallopian tube has been damaged, usually by infection. The tube is enlarged, swollen, and may contain chronically infected fluid.M it may cause no symptoms or be associated with pain and infertility.

In brief: Swollen tube

Technically it means water in the fallopian tube.
It occurs when a fallopian tube has been damaged, usually by infection. The tube is enlarged, swollen, and may contain chronically infected fluid.M it may cause no symptoms or be associated with pain and infertility.
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Serena Chen
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: "Water filled tube"

A hydrosalpinx is a fluid filled fallopian tube caused by tubal blockage.
This can cause infertility. Ivf is usually the most successful treatment for infertility caused by tubal blockage but a large hydrosalpinx can lower ivf success rates, so your doctor may recommend removal or ligation (tying off) of the hydrosalpinx before ivf.

In brief: "Water filled tube"

A hydrosalpinx is a fluid filled fallopian tube caused by tubal blockage.
This can cause infertility. Ivf is usually the most successful treatment for infertility caused by tubal blockage but a large hydrosalpinx can lower ivf success rates, so your doctor may recommend removal or ligation (tying off) of the hydrosalpinx before ivf.
Dr. Serena Chen
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Swollen tube

Hydrosalpinx means literary water-tube; it refers to a tube that is partly or completely blocked and so fills with fluid (it isn't really water.).

In brief: Swollen tube

Hydrosalpinx means literary water-tube; it refers to a tube that is partly or completely blocked and so fills with fluid (it isn't really water.).
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