Have your HSG done?
Is hydrosalpinx in your fallopian tubes causing pain?
Is your Doctor considering removal of your fallopian tubes as the fluid in fallopian tubes can affect the embryo and may cause miscarriage?
In this article, you will know everything about hydrosalpinx, including seven treatment options.
Hydrosalpinx is a condition in which fallopian tube dilates with the fluid. The word hydrosalpinx comes from two Greek words. “Hydro” means water and “Salpinx” means tube. So the meaning of hydrosalpinx is fluid in fallopian tubes.
Hydrosalpinx is, therefore, a condition in which your fallopian tubes are blocked and also dilated due to the liquid formed by infection and inflammation.
Here is the description in Wikipedia about hydrosalpinx:
A hydrosalpinx is a distally blocked fallopian tube filled with serous or clear fluid. The blocked tube may become substantially distended giving the tube a characteristic sausage-like or retort-like shape. The condition is often bilateral and the affected tubes may reach several centimeters in diameter. The blocked tubes cause infertility. – https://en.wikipedia.org
Why your fallopian tubes become dilated with fluid?
The only way for a fallopian tube to become dilated with fluid is if it is blocked at the end of the tube away from the uterus. Referred to as “distal tubal occlusion”. The fluid secreted by cells inside the tube can’t get out – so it builds up and dilates the tube. – www.advancedfertility.com
The symptoms of hydrosalpinx
Lower body pain
Certain patients suffer from painful symptoms in the lower part of their bodies, such as the lower abdomen or pelvis.
Hydrosalpinx pain may be recurrent in nature. However, other patients may be asymptomatic. This means they may not suffer from any symptoms at all. – www.hxbenefit.com
What is the best pain reliever for hydrosalpinx?
Although most of the time the pain disappears with the period, the pain can also get severe with the aggravation of hydrosalpinx.
In the opinion of Dr. Lee who is the chief Doctor of Wuhan Dr. Lee’s TCM clinic, the best relief of hydrosalpinx pain is the one that can eliminate the hydrosalpinx.
According to Dr. Lee Fuyan pill is the best reliever of hydrosalpinx and its pain.
Compare to western treatment such as antibiotics or surgeries, Fuyan pill brings no damages on body or organs like livers or kidney. Fuyan pill that has all of its herbs from plants is a safe but pure herbal medicine. It is as safe as food. – www.99eyao.com
Does hydrosalpinx bursts and if so what happens?
Cases of tubal rupture due to hydrosalpinx are rare but do occur. They are rare as doctors strictly supervise the patients once they are diagnosed.
Now coming to your query. If the tube does rupture, it can result in fatality also if not reported and managed immediately.
Symptoms like pain abdomen, bleeding from the vagina, dizziness, abdominal cramping, pain on one side, symptoms of shock, drop in blood pressure, shoulder pain, feeling of constipation, nausea, etc.
This would be considered a serious complication and can even result in death. – www.healthcaremagic.com
The cause of Hydrosalpinx
There may be more than one cause of hydrosalpinx, but the most frequent cause is a previous pelvic infection, the most common of these being chlamydia and gonorrhea. Prior pelvic surgeries, adhesions, endometriosis, and certain tumors may also cause hydrosalpinx. – www.scrcivf.com
Apparently, all the above factors may cause hydrosalpinx. But actually, the problem is much more than that. You, therefore, first understand the root cause of the problem so that you can completely get rid of it.
The actual problem is that your fallopian tubes are getting inflammation. Simply, it is your body’s response to the bacteria and pus in your fallopian tubes.
So your fallopian tubes are infected. What could be the reason? Maybe the foods you are eating not correct. Maybe your lifestyle is generating this condition. If you want fully comprehend this, I recommend you to read my latest article “23 Fertility Enemies That Sabotage Your Womanhood.”
So if you can find out the exact cause of your hydrosalpinx, you can fix it the right way. Otherwise, you have to suffer the terrible consequences including infertility.
In general, an ultrasound is performed to diagnose hydrosalpinx. Here is an image of Ultrasound with hydrosalpinx.
The complications of hydrosalpinx
If hydrosalpinx is left untreated, it can cause many risks. Not only will you have to endure the pain when you run, but you can increase your risk of developing a serious life-threatening infection. Once the fallopian tubes are swollen beyond repair, a secondary infection in the tubes can cause an emergency trip to the hospital and crisis intervention. At the same time, the tests run to detect the condition can lead to complications if the dye used to highlight the tubes in X-rays leaves behind bacteria.
In addition, laparoscopic surgeries also can lead to secondary infections or adverse reactions that could keep you off your feet for a while. The most common side effects from fallopian tube removal are mild cramping and bleeding that could last from two to seven days. – global.fuyanpills.com
Hydrosalpinx and the risk of cancer
Carcinoma of the fallopian tube is a rare malignancy. It is the least common site of origin for a malignant neoplasm of the female genital tract, accounting for 0.2 to 0.5 percent of primary female genital malignancies. The annual incidence in the United States is 3.6 per million women. Secondary carcinoma due to metastatic disease from the ovaries, endometrium, gastrointestinal tract, or breast is more common. – www.aboutcancer.com
Seven Hydrosalpinx Treatment Options
Now we come to the critical segment of this article. Here I am giving you various options to treat your hydrosalpinx. Don’t be overwhelmed. First, assess the severity of your problem and then choose one or combination of treatments.
Here I want to caution you and suggest you not to jump to the removal of fallopian tubes as it left you with the only option of getting pregnant through IVF.
First, you acknowledge that Hydrosalpinx is an infection. Any infection can be cured if you can identify the root cause of the infection. So only after figuring out the actual cause weigh your options.
1. Hydrosalpinx Treatment with Antibiotics
When hydrosalpinx is not severe, your Gyn will treat it with antibiotics. But hydrosalpinx is unlikely to respond to antibiotics. Because, by the time you are diagnosed with it, fallopian tubes might already be damaged. So early diagnosis is the key.
2. Hydrosalpinx Treatment with Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
Laparoscopic salpingostomy is performed to create a new opening close to the ovary. Remember that this procedure also doesn’t solve your problem permanently because the scar tissue may grow back and block your fallopian tubes again.
Watch the following video and see how this procedure is done.
3. Hydrosalpinx Treatment Without Surgery
The Wurn Technique is a unique hands-on physio/physical therapy developed by clear passage group and it is useful in treating adhesion related conditions.
Watch the following video and see how clear passage therapy helps to clear fallopian tubes naturally.
4. Hydrosalpinx Treatment with Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy is adapted from Indian yogic practices for the purpose of curing chronic diseases. Yogic therapy includes the practices of specific postures, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises.
Yogic practices are becoming popular all over the globe and medical practitioners are also recommending yoga as an alternative therapy.
Yoga therapy combined with organic natural foods can reduce the inflammation in your tubes and clear the blockage of your fallopian tubes caused by hydrosalpinx. The reason being natural foods have a tendency of cleansing your bacterial and toxin buildup. Yoga therapy increases oxygenation and blood circulation to your affected parts and therefore healing of infection in fallopian tubes happen naturally.
Supta Baddha Konasana or Reclined Bound Angle Pose:
1. Come to lie on your back.
2. Bend your knees, keeping the soles of your feet on the floor.
3. Open your knees out to either side, bringing the soles of your feet together. The legs will be in the same position as they are in cobbler’s Pose – baddha konasana.
4. Your arms can be in any comfortable position. Out in a T shape as shown here over the head, relaxed by your sides or resting on your thighs are some options.
5. Stay here several minutes as gravity works to deepen your stretch. To come out, reach down and help your knees come back together. Then roll over to one side and use your hands to support you as you sit up. – www.verywell.com
Watch the following video and learn how you can follow it.
Sahaja Anuloma Viloma Pranayama:
Steps to do this pose
Sit on a mat on the floor. Cross your legs into the padmasana pose. If you cannot fold your knees completely, bend them as much as you can. Those who have arthritis can sit on a wooden chair with a straight back.
Now place one hand with the palms facing the ceiling.
Place the thumb of your other hand on one nostril and fold the index finger. Keep the ring finger extended so that it can be used to close the other nostril. Do not lift your elbow too high, your hand will get fatigued after a while. Leave it loose and by your Anulom Vilom side.
Now inhale deeply through one nostril while keeping the other one closed with your finger. Now, open the other nostril and close the one you breathed in with and exhale. This is one cycle.
To start the next cycle, breathe in through the same nostril that you exhaled out of and repeat the process. Practise this asana for about three minutes initially gradually increasing the amount of time to 15 to 20 minutes.
Remember not to slouch or raise your shoulders while breathing in. Also, breathe in deeply using your lungs and try not to allow the air to fill in your stomach. – www.thehealthsite.com
Watch this video to learn this method.
5. Hydrosalpinx Treatment with Homeopathy
Homeopathic medications are very effective in treating men and in the reproductive problems of women because they stimulate the healing ability of the organism, instead of inhibiting or suppressing its effort to get well. It should be noted that homeopathy treatment, is free of any side effects. Future parents can find their health and balance through Homoeopathy even before conception. Women who opt for Homoeopathy before their pregnancy are more likely to have a healthy and normal pregnancy. – homeopathymedicine.gr
6. Hydrosalpinx Treatment with Ayurveda
The traditional Hindu system of medicine, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing.
7. Hydrosalpinx Treatment with Simple Exercises
Stretching exercise to clear hydrosalpinx:
A simple stretching exercise can also help you clear blocked fallopian tubes and also give you relief from pelvic pain and pressure. – “How to Clear Blocked Fallopian Tubes with Simple Stretching Exercises”
Energy exercise to clear hydrosalpinx
You can also practice energy exercises to open blocked fallopian tubes naturally. Energy exercises rejuvenate and heal your body including your fallopian tubes. – “Energy Exercises To Open Blocked Fallopian Tubes Naturally”
So practice these simple exercises regularly and help your body to clear the blockage in your fallopian tubes.
Hydrosalpinx is more than a fertility problem
Hydrosalpinx is caused by an infection in the fallopian tubes. Tissues in the fallopian tubes produce a fluid that causes pain in your pelvic area and blocks your fallopian tubes. So hydrosalpinx is more than a fertility problem. Surgically removing fallopian tubes, therefore, doesn’t solve the root cause. At the most, you may have a chance of getting pregnancy with IVF. But there is no guarantee. So majority patients will suffer the consequences of chronic inflammatory diseases.
What is the best treatment option for hydrosalpinx
- Why you must address the root cause?
So It is wise enough to address the root cause of the problem.It not only help you get pregnant but also prevent life-threatening diseases.
- How to find out the best treatment option
Now that you know seven hydrosalpinx treatment options. Don’t get confused by multiple treatment options. Depending on the severity of your problem you can follow one of these two options.
- The first option of hydrosalpinx treatment
The first option should be treating hydrosalpinx with natural methods combining one or more of the treatment options discussed above.
- The second option of hydrosalpinx treatment
The second option will be going for the surgery and IVF. Even if you go for IVF, following lifestyle changes and alternative therapies is a must to improve chances of success with IVF and to restore complete health.
Conclusion: how to conceive with hydrosalpinx?
Your fallopian tubes were blocked and swollen with fluid. No medicines can cure hydrosalpinx. Untreated hydrosalpinx could completely destroy your ovaries; cause infection and inflammation in the uterus. When the fallopian tubes rupture it is fatal.
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