Hi there - I just had my HSG this morning and it showed I have one blocked tube. It's blocked just by the ovary. I was completely shocked as I didn't expect to have any problems with my tubes (we've had one icsi due to male factor and this was for peace of mind more than anything before starting our second cycle.)
Needless to say, this didn't give me peace of mind - in fact the exact opposite as I now wonder if this blockage is causing fluid to collect there (a hydrosalpinx) which could have caused our icsi to fail and could affect our second round of icsi.
Fertility unit say I have to wait until the gyno has assessed it and they'll advise accordingly. Basically, I don't trust them. I wanted this test doing before our first icsi and they refused. They finally agreed after our first failed icsi, but said they'd only do this and they would not do a lap and dye as there's no point when our main problem is MF.
Does anyone know how they test for a hydrosalpinx? Would it show up on scans? Do you know if the doctor would be able to tell if I have it from the HSG? And can you have a tubal blockage and no hydrosalpinx?
I googled it and apparently there's more chance of a hydro if the blockage is by the ovary, which is why I'm thinking I may have this.
Really hoping someone can shed some light on this and help!
LOL.. yes googlers anonymous for me too, actually i did read something on there, I don't think blocked tubes shouls stop IVF from working and yes you can have a tubal blockage and no hydrosalpinx.. although i don't know about the hydrosalpinx effect on your ICSI and hats your main worry... maybe try the assisted conception board? Sophe x
I had an hsg done on Thursday. I was on CD7. The test showed my right tube is wide open but my left tube is blocked. My ob/gyn was not overly concerned about the blockage. He said hsg tests are not 100% accurate and that spasms during the test happen 25% of the time. My left tube may in fact be open but because of a spasm it appears blocked. I am not too concerned as I know for sure that I have one healthy tube to work with and one is all you need!
Hi albertamommy - Did he say where your blockage was?
You're right that sometimes the tubes spasm, but from all the reading I've done, I think this tends to happen next to the uterus. When the blockage is next to the ovary, it usually means it really is a blockage, which is why I'm worrying about the hydro.
I have an appt with my gynae tomorrow and so I'll find out what he thinks about it all!
HI Lou32!! I had my HSG done a few weeks ago...I have a blocked left tube and my doctor told me that I have to have surgery to remove the blockage or have the tube taken out altogether. My doctor told me that if we did not do this it would make our chances lower to concive a baby. I wish the best for you. My doctor told be because the tube is blocked by the overy whatever is blocking it can cause a bad environment for the egg and DH's . We were told that we can try for about 6 months after the surgery, but that we will likely end up doing IVF. I hope that it will be diff for you and your OH!!!
It's been since March since you posted your last comment. I am in the exact same situation as you and am very curious to hear what ever came of your situation. I had an HSG which revealed distal tubal occlusion on both sides (blocked at the ovary end) and no spill at all on the left, very tiny amount on the right but not 100%.. The RE said he didnt see any hydrosalpinx. For a few reasons I didnt feel confident with the Dr's certainy of the test and I am now scheduled for a second HSg tomorrow with a different Dr. I'm praying for open tubes and a BIG mistake the 1st time although it's not likely. I too have researched and found that a spasam is prob not the case with why it was blocked the 1st time since most spasams would only interfear with a clear reading if it was proximal occlusion (uterus end). Are you able to tell me what came of this? Did you go on to have a lap to confirm if you in fact did have a hydrosalpinx? Were your tubes truly blocked? Did you concieve? I hope all is well and if anyone out there has anything to share, please feel free.
I am in exactly the same position! I had my HSG on the 20th July and the Radiologist said my left tube was dilated and I would need to have extra antibiotics... The HSG was really painful.
As I was getting dressed the Radiologist said she didnt think my left tube were as dilated as she originally thought and I wouldnt need the extra antibiotics afterall as she could see some spillage on my left tube. She also said lots of people conceive after having the HSG and that 1 tube is enough to fall pregnant. I think she said this as she felt sorry for me as I was bawling my eyes out...
I've been researching dilated tubes and its all rather depressing.
My bloodwork has also been confirmed as not ovulating... I feel desperate as i still feel/look very young for 34... Can't believe this is happening to me.
Did they ever confirm if you had a hydrosalpinx or not? What causes the tubes to dialate? Maybe a laparposcopy would confirm a bit more. Are they willing to do that? Have the started you on any Clomid or metformin for assiatance w/ ovulation? Believe me, I know how you feel. I'm 35 - in good shape - always took care of myself. Never had any prior surgeries and have NO CLUE why/how this has happened. I'm sorry the 2nd HSG didn't go as well as you hoped it would. My 2nd HSG got moved to Monday the 25th. However, I have already started the procsss & decided to go out of state to another RE for the next step - a laparoscopy. I have a friend who is in my shoes (worse actually). She has a twisted left tube, too narrow of a cervix, PCOS, not ovulating, and also has an abnormal uterus. She has a laparoscopy a few months back. They removed some scar tissue and she fell pregnant the next month but unfortunatly miscarried. She's been TTC for 2 and a half years and that was her 1st confirmed pregnancy. She swears the surgery had everything to do with her ability to conceive.
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