Hydrosalpinx – Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Few people are aware of the existence of this problem that affects the tubas. It is relatively quiet , but when the diagnosis comes, there are also several doubts. After all, sometimes the dream of being a mother may depend on a correct diagnosis and an appropriate treatment with good professionals. Correct diagnosis is essential because it is a less frequent disease.

What is Hydrosalpinx?

Hydrosalpinx is nothing more than an  accumulation of liquids in one or both tubes. Usually, this liquid accumulates because of an infection in the region, by bacteria, by sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia or syphilis, or other causes of inflammation.

One of the main problems that hydrosalpinx brings is preventing pregnancy . The tube is dilated, inflamed and blocked. All of this inflammatory process makes the tube a hostile environment for the encounter of sperm and egg. It is in the tube that fertilization takes place.

Hydrosalpinx can also obstruct the tuba . This means that neither the egg nor the sperm can reach the appropriate place for fertilization. But not all cases of obstructed tubes are due to hydrosalpinx. Most of the time, a tube obstruction can be solved with a small procedure, but that is a subject for another post.

The liquid present in the tube due to the hydrosalpinx can also hinder the embryo implantation time , if fertilization has occurred in the healthy tube. There are studies that have revealed that this liquid can go to the uterus, or to the bottom of the bag of Douglas, making these areas hostile for the nesting

If implantation occurs, this hostile environment can end up causing a miscarriage . The more the tube is dilated and inflamed, the more liquid it can release and the more serious the case can be.

In cases of hydrosalpinx filled with liquid, a procedure to correct the problem can stop the liquid from spreading. Thus, the chances of becoming pregnant become greater, and the need for procedures such as IVF decreases . Everything will depend on the degree of severity of the problem.

Symptoms of Hydrosalpinx

The most common symptoms are abdominal pain, swelling and vaginal discharge of a different color and appearance than is common for healthy cervical mucus. But it can also happen that hydrosalpinx is asymptomatic. That way, many women only discover the problem when they try to conceive and fail. When doing the tests to check the causes, the surprise comes in the tubas.

Diagnosis and How to Treat Hydrosalpinx

The diagnosis is made by imaging exams, such as hysterosalpingography , or a uterine tomography. In more complicated cases, diagnostic laparoscopy is an option. Usually, the treatment for this type of problem is some form of  clearing the tubes . If these procedures do not work, the option is the partial or complete removal of the affected tube.

If the two tubes are affected, their total or partial removal will depend on the degree of the problem. The evaluation of a good specialist is essential for a good recovery and total elimination of the problem.

A procedure well done, for those who have the problem in only one of the tubes can lead to a future natural pregnancy. If both tubes are removed, pregnancy will only happen through in vitro fertilization .

Treatment Success

Before despairing, the hydrosalpinx carrier should talk to her doctor and further analyze the health conditions of the tubes. Often, if there is a need to completely remove the tubes, this also means that the problem will be eliminated.

If the problem is in one of the tubas, there is still a chance of a natural conception if the affected tuba is removed. If the problem is in both tubes, the only option is IVF. However, treatment is still necessary, so that hydrosalpinx does not make the uterus a hostile place for the embryo.

Remember that investigating is very important and if the 1-year period to become pregnant has expired, the couple should go to the doctor for exams.

Facing a problem like hydrosalpinx is not easy. When trying to get pregnant with these obstacles along the way, it is recommended to use all the tools available to your advantage. A tip is the special multivitamins for tempting. In this way it is possible to help the body to prepare itself, even in the most sensitive situations. The FamiFerti is practical and complete, with key vitamins and minerals in the right amount. You can purchase your FamiFerti here , in our online store.

Interview with a hydrosalpinx reader

The reader Mariana (nickname) recently received the diagnosis of hydrosalpinx. According to her, the doctor gave her a 50% chance of getting pregnant, since she has one of the perfect and healthy tubes. See the following report:

Changing Diapers: How was the discovery of Hydrosalpinx?
Mariana: I found out with a transvaginal ultrasound, where they found a bag of water that the doctor who did the exam was unable to explain. After this result I did the Hysterosalpingography, which by the way is very painful. It was with this examination that he was able to know exactly what it was about.

Changing diapers: What was the doctor’s advice?
Mariana: He said that I could still have children, but that the chance would be reduced to 50%. He ordered me to take the menstruation regulator, because my cycle is not regular either … Those of 28 days 30 days etc … Also because I also took contraceptive for many years (more or less 10 years in a row, without pause). Now, after 5 months of taking the regulator, I decided that I will not take anything, absolutely nothing. This is the first cycle with nothing.

Changing Diapers: And Psychological as it was after the news.
Mariana: I went into crisis. I thought I couldn’t have children and I’m still upset. I know it is not the end of the world, that even with this difficulty there is still a chance. But at the end of the cycle, I get very upset, and I lose hope of having normally… I don’t want to have to resort to IVF… Even because I don’t have the money for such a procedure yet!

See girls, the best thing is to look for a trusted doctor. Correct and quick guidance is everything in these more complicated cases.

See also: Male infertility and sperm count – what are the main problems.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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