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Do I have to have blocked fallopian tubes removed prior to ivf?

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Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Remove Hydrosalpinx

If the fallopian tube is blocked and filled with fluid, it should be removed prior to ivf.
Pregnancy rates are about 30% lower and miscarriage rates about 30% higher if a fluid filled hydrosalpinx is present.

In brief: Remove Hydrosalpinx

If the fallopian tube is blocked and filled with fluid, it should be removed prior to ivf.
Pregnancy rates are about 30% lower and miscarriage rates about 30% higher if a fluid filled hydrosalpinx is present.
Dr. Mark Perloe
Dr. Mark Perloe
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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Dr. Kevin Carson
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Optional

The more severe the hydrosalpinx the more it can decrease pregnancy rates even with ivf.
If the hydrosalpinx is also blocked it can be more severe. But many women conceive with ivf even with a hydrosalpinx and whether to remove it depends on a number of factors including your age, your hormones, your history, etc.

In brief: Optional

The more severe the hydrosalpinx the more it can decrease pregnancy rates even with ivf.
If the hydrosalpinx is also blocked it can be more severe. But many women conceive with ivf even with a hydrosalpinx and whether to remove it depends on a number of factors including your age, your hormones, your history, etc.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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