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    Ninaslate posted:
    Hello, I am trying to conceive but have a hydrosalpinx in my right ovary/tube. The left one is fine, but I am worried that if I do not remove the hydrosalpinx in my right tube then I will not be able to get pregnant. I have no other problems besides the hydrosalpinx and have been trying to conceive for about 6 months now. Is the blockage in my right tube the problem?
    Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
    So, the real question is whether we know your other tube is normal. To me that is the biggest question. As long as one of the tubes is patent, you should get pregnant.

    The fact you have a hydrosalpinx puts you at a higher risk of having an ectopic pregnancy. The other tube may have some "damage" which may increase your risk.

    I do not think you need to have the other tube removed at this time. It should not increase your risk of not getting pregnant.

    I do think you ought to speak with your healthcare provider to discuss your concerns, talk about ways you have a higher chance of getting pregnant and when should you consider having a "work up" done.

    I wish you the best of luck in getting pregnant.
    An_240973 responded:

    It has been a year since you posted. If you are still watching this discussion, I would love to know if you ended up having success getting pregnant. I am in the exact same situation right now. Hydrosalpinx in my right tube (after ectopic pregnancy 4 months ago). Doing a test in the next couple of weeks to make sure my left tube is clear. You said you were trying for 6 months. When one tube has a blockage, the average time to getting pregnant increases from 3.5 months to 7. But my doctor also indicated that the hydrosalpinx can cause "flushing" of the system, which can further reduce fertility. I am debating whether to remove my damaged tube or not. Not sure what to do, and would love to know how you decided to proceed.
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to An_240973's response:
    Hello Anon -

    Just wanted to pop in to let you know about our Trying to Conceive Community. The women over there may have some information about hydrosalpinx .

    Best wishes,
    ~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown

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