Is There a Natural Cure for Hydrosalpinx?

by Donna
(UK)

Hi Amelia,
I have just found out that I have hydrosalpinx and need to know if this means that IVF is my only option or if there is anything that I can do to help natural conception?

Donna

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Natural Cure for Hydrosalpinx
by: Amelia Hirota

Hi Donna,
Hydrosalpinx is often times due to an infection in the pelvic cavity. Usually the infection is an STD like Chlamydia or HPV. Checking for STDs and treating them effectively is the first step. Secondly, an acupuncturist well trained in herbs can also give you herbs to address the residual fluid and inflammation.

Depending on the severity of your hydrosalpinx, TCM may help or may not. Minor cases of hydrosalpinx may respond well. If yours is severe, adhesions exist and if the tubes are tightly closed, you do have another option.

There is a therapy called Clear Passage that is having success with hydrosalpinx. You can read more about them http://www.clearpassage.com/infertility/hydrosalpinx.php

I would be cautious about moving on to IVF too quickly, as your RE will inevitably want to remove your tubes prior to the IVF procedure. This is to prevent fluid from spilling into the uterus and preventing implantation.

Obviously, once you remove your tubes, your only way to conceive will be through IVF. I recommend that you exhaust your options for treating the hydrosalpinx. Also, keep in mind if an untreated STD is causing this severe fluid build up and inflammation, it will more than likely continue to do so, once the tubes are removed.

I encourage you to find the cause of the hydrosalpinx and have it treated to the best of your ability. If you do end up needing IVF, don't despair. IVF was developed to help women with blocked tubes conceive.

The key to making your first IVF a success is preparation for a minimum of 6 months with acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle changes for both partners. Sperm and egg are equally important in conception and in IVF.

Sending healing energy your way,
Amelia Hirota
Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Hydrosalpinx
by: Tahira

AOA I have bilateral hydrosalpinx. I had an early pregnancy of 26 weeks but due to a ruptured appendix and severe infection, my twin babies were expelled and I was operated on. About 3 liters of pus was drained out of my lower abdomen. Can you guide me and help to conceive naturally?

Regards,
Tahira

Hydrosalpinx Artcle
by: Bridgit Danner

Thanks for posting this article. I was looking for some info on the topic!

Thanks!
Bridgit

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