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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: dilated fallopian tube

 Bonbon - Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:58 pm

I am 25 y/o female. I was diagnosed with endometriosis.
I have had 2 laparoscopies & 1 laparotomy done due to ovarian cysts.
During my last laparoscopy my dr. found that my left fallopian tube was dilated. During my laparotomy my dr. had to remove half of my left fallopian tube.
My question is:
How did my fallopian tube become dilated? What was the cause for a dilated fallopian tube?
Thank you,
Bonnie DeVries
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:09 pm

User avatar Most commonly fallopian tubes become dilated due to blockage. The blockage may come from many sources including inflammation or scarring from an infection, adhesions due to previous abdominal surgeries, or torsion (twisting) of the tube.

With your previous abdominal surgeries, adhesions are quite possible.

You should follow up with your gynecologist for the proper treatment and work up to find the cause.

Best wishes.

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