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 13 years 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.