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Bilateral tubal occlusion with a right hydrosalpinx

Hi Brian, I've been diagnosed with Bilateral tubal occlusion with a right hydrosalpinx. I've read that having a hydrosalpinx can cause problems with IVF. Have you had success patients with this diagnosis or do you recommend having surgery first? Thanks

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 9 years, 10 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Yes, the presence of a hydrosalpinx can have a detrimental effect on the outcome of IVF and so it would require surgical management of the problem.