When a patient is diagnosed with dilated fallopian tubes, it means that they have a condition known as hydrosalpinx. It also means that their fallopian tube has been distended as a result of fluid being present in it. Hydrosalpinx is a condition that normally causes infertility in women and it is usually caused by pelvic infection. While most women would despair if they found out they had the condition, the good news is that there is a cure for it.
Once one has been diagnosed with dilated fallopian tubes, there are several ways of treating it. Historically, dilated fallopian tubes were repaired through a surgical procedure. The surgery involved making an incision on the abdominal area and then opening the fallopian tube at the distal end. The surgeon would then get rid of the adhesions that form around the surrounding area. During later years, especially in the 1990s, laparoscopy was used as it minimised the chances of adhesions forming around the area after a period of time.
Presently, the best way of treating hydrosalpinx is to bypass it by fertilising the ovum outside the body. This procedure is also known as vitro fertilization (IVF).The egg is placed in a petri dish and a sperm is introduced to it. After several days, the embryo is carefully transferred back to the uterus. The whole idea of fertilising the egg outside the body is to avoid the functioning of the fallopian tube.
When choosing the best treatment plan for hydrosalpinx, the doctor will have to diagnose the extent of the condition first. It has been recommended by many experts that before An IVF procedure is performed, the fallopian tubes be removed. Removing the tubes is a risky procedure therefore one has to go to a professional. With a good treatment plan, a hydrosalpinx patient can conceive and carry their baby to term.