Hydrosalpinx and a Successful Pregnancy

by Lolo
(Quito, Ecuador)

Hi Amelia,
What are the chances of having a successful pregnancy with hydrosalpinx in one tube?

Thanks,
Lolo

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Pregnant with Bilateral Hydrosalpinx
by: Anonymous

Just wanted to let people know that things aren't always what they seem. I was due to have either both or one of my tubes clipped or removed due to damage and blockages. I was told that I had bilateral hydrosalpinx and that one ovary was polycystic. I was advised to seek IVF.

The operation was cancelled in August and rebooked for mid September. I am today 7 weeks and 2 days pregnant much to our surprise! After 3 years of trying and 1 miscarriage (4 years ago) its a shocker but a miracle at the same time. I had a scan last week at 6 weeks and there was a heart beat and morning sickness galore so all good so far. Last time at 6 weeks there wasn't a heart beat, so fingers are crossed.

Good luck to everyone trying! Miracles do happen!

Jewel

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Hydrosalpinx and a Successful Pregnancy
by: Amelia Hirota

Hi Lolo,
As long as the other tube is in really good shape and the tube with hydrosalpinx isn't leaking fluid into the uterus, your chances are still good. Of course, I'm assuming that you don't have any other problems like hormonal imbalances, PCOS, endometriosis, hypothyroidism, low sperm count, etc.

Please be sure to read Ira's story on her experience with hydrosalpinx and a successful pregnancy in the Success Stories section.

It's interesting how intelligent the body is and the adaptability of the reproductive system. Sometimes, women with one good fallopian tube will only ovulate on the healthy side. There have even been cases of an egg from the blocked tube side traveling to the opposite fallopian tube, in its quest to meet the sperm.

Generally hydrosalpinx occurs as a result of PID, gonorrhea or chlamydia, so it's important to deal with the infection, as you don't want fluid leaking into the uterus. It can negatively affect implantation.

I really recommend seeing a good Chinese herbalist to take herbs for clearing the dampness in the tubes. You want to take good care of your healthy tube.

So, I definitely know that you can get pregnant with one tube. I had a patient, who had one tube and PCOS. After a number of failed IVF cycles, she got pregnant naturally with acupuncture and Chinese herbs in only 3 cycles.

Good luck to you!

Sending Baby Dust Your Way,

Amelia Hirota, Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist

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Baby and hydrosalpinx
by: Anonymous

I was told I had bilateral hydrosalpinx and PCOS last year and was booked to have one or both tubes removed or clipped. When we got there it was cancelled due to no bed! I now have a wonderful 14 week old baby girl much to our surprise. I fell pregnant naturally a couple of weeks later, so it was meant to be cancelled, obviously. I had a previous miscarriage and I think an ectopic and would have gone through anything for a baby. Let's hope miracles repeat. Even my consultant said it was a miracle. Good luck to everyone! There is always hope. xx

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Diagnose with PCOS and bilateral hydrosalphinx
by: Heart

Hello.

I just done my HSG few days ago and my OB told me I had Bilateral Hydrosalphinx (Uterine cavity is normal. Both tubes are patent with dilated fimbrial ends.

Is their any one of you here who has had success with my situation?

please..
thanks!

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Don't Lose Hope if You Have One Tube
by: Anonymous

I have one tube and I got pregnant with two boys a year and a half apart and now me and my partner are trying again. God is very good.

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Miracle Pregnancy with Diagnosed Hydrosalpinx
by: Blessed

I was diagnozed with hydro 5 years ago and had given up hope of ever getting pregnant naturally. Miraculously and truly out of nowhere I found out I was pregnant and I am now 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I am over 40 and I feel like this is truly a miracle. My worry is a friend told me that I may possibly have a miscarriage because of the fluids that may leak into the uterus. I would love some input from anyone on this.

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Pregnancy with Hydrosalpinx
by: Anonymous

Can anyone help?

I had an ectopic pregnancy two years ago and since then had two early miscarriages. After this I had a scan and radiography, where it became evident the tube was broken and enlarged.

They think the pregnancies were terminated by the fluid maybe. In the mean time, the gyno put me on hormones to see if they would increase my egg count, which they did. Now they think I need to have surgery on the tube, but since then my period started although it was really, really light (spotting).

I did a pregnancy test because my breasts were really tender and it has come up very feint, albeit positive. Now I am scared. Could it be another ectopic? Is it a false negative? Will I go through a miscarriage again? I think I just need to go back to the gyno on Monday, but if anyone has a advice, please write a comment.

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Recently Diagnosed with Hydrosalpinx
by: Anonymous

I was diagonosed 1 week ago with hydrosalpinx in both tubes. The left was worse than the right. I'm still deaing with accepting my diagnosis. However with a HPT, I found out today that I am pregnant.

I am sure I am about 2 weeks along. I'm scared that this may be an ectopic pregnancy or I may end up miscarrying. I'm going to see my GYN on Monday. Anyone know the success rate of having a full term healthy pregnancy?
Worried.

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Hydrosalpinx on HSG
by: Anonymous

Is it possible to fall pregnant if hsg x-ray is showing "no left tube identified" due to previous ectopic pregnancy and also showing "terminal large hydrosalpinx" on the right tube?

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Post Ectopic Tubal Damage and Terminal Hydrosalpinx
by: Amelia Hirota

I'm wondering what your doctor told you after looking at the x-ray results. If your left tube was damaged severely or removed with the ectopic pregnancy, then it sounds like you will not get pregnant with the left tube. The terminal hydrosalpinx on the right side could clear on it's own accord or with treatment possibly. You can read of some similar miracles in this post and I hope that happens for you.

Maybe focusing some treatments on clearing the blockages on the right side would be helpful. Also, possibly doing tubal surgery to repair the right or even the left tube is an option, depending the severity of the damage on the left tube from the ectopic pregnancy and the degree of blockage on the right side.

Sending Healing Energy Your Way,
Amelia Hirota, D.Ac.

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Post Ectopic Tubal Damage and Terminal Hydrosalpinx
by: Anonymous

Hi and thanks a lot for taking the time to reply. The Dr now prescribed tetralysal 300mg for 3days only. I'm not sure what difference this will make.

I can't really afford IVF and my worry is that they said the Hydro on the right side is Terminal/big and I know for a fact that the left tube was badly damaged during the ectopic and it looks like it never healed.

The gyneo did a laporoscopy last year August just 3months after the ectopic and realised I had the hydro on my right tube and he cleaned it out in theatre but it didn't help as it seems it has reoccured as per the recent HSG. So now he says it's not advisable to try and clean it up again.

Is there a possible treatment/medication that can clear out this fluid and lead to a healthy pregnancy? I'm 33yrs of age and really need a baby or 2.

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Treatment for Hydrosalpinx
by: Amelia Hirota

It seems that your doctor is trying to treat the terminal hydrosalpinx with broad spectrum antibiotics (Tetralysal.) I think this is a prudent move in case you have an ongoing infection. Most hydrosalpinx is due to some kind of infection, so dealing with the infection is a good idea.

Once you're done with the course of treatment, you could try taking some proteolytic enzymes to try to clear the blockages and/ or scar tissue from the ectopic pregnancy. I have used these successfully in a few cases of hydrosalpinx in conjunction with other herbs and supplements. I've also had a number of readers let me know that proteolytic enzymes helped them open their blocked tubes, so it seems that it can work if the blockage isn't too extreme.

I'd strongly recommend that you work with an acupuncturist or herbalist that has experience in treating hydrosalpinx. Taking appropriate herbs or nutritional supplements that are indicated for your individual case can be tremendously helpful.

The fact that your doctor cleared your hydrosalpinx during your laparoscopy, tells me that the blockage may not be too bad. The fact that the blockage has returned after the lap, makes me think that you have an ongoing infection going on.

Maybe these 3 days on Tetralysal take care of the infection, maybe not. That's why I recommend that you work with a professional and seek ongoing treatment to deal with the underlying infection and the hydrosalpinx. Best of luck!

Sending Healing Energy Your Way,
Amelia Hirota, D.Ac.

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IVF in Iran
by: Anonymous

IVF is much cheaper in Iran and it costs less then $1000 only. Moreover, the success rate is also very good. For women in the Middle East, this might be a viable option.

Babydust...
Magda


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Endo Stage IV and Surgery
by: Hope and Prayers

Dear Friends,

I have endo (they say its stage IV) and I was scheduled for surgery in 10 days. I am on BCP and now I don't know what to do. The fallopian tubes are swollen but open.. distal abnormalities found. Doctor is saying that only 2% chances of normal pregnancy and I am sure we can't afford IVF.. My ovarian reserve is good and so is my Husband's health.. any success stories? I am 31 and I want to have a normal pregnancy...

Regards..
Hope and Prayers

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