Fimbrial Contrast Loculation
I am 37 and TTC for 8yrs and HSG showed fimbrial contrast loculation with spillage. Please explain in a layman term for me.Answer:
An HSG is done to determine if the fallopian tubes are open (patent). In this case, the X-ray will show “spillage” showing that the dye can go through out of the fallopian tubes and spills into the pelvic cavity.
If there x-ray shows no spillage, the fallopian tube can be obstructed. In some cases though, the fallopian tubes can spasm as a result of the dye causing irritation. This can be a false positive, in which the fallopian tubes are opened by there is no spillage. In this case the test needs to be repeated.
Loculation of the fallopian tubes can mean that there are adhesions causing the fallopian tube to dilate as the dye forms like puddle. In this case the HSG can suggest the presence of peritubal adhesions when loculation of spill is noted.
When the egg is released by the ovary it is captured fimbriae of the fallopian tubes.
Adhesion formation in this area can make this more difficult, but not impossible. Conception can theoretically still occur depending in the case.
Adhesions are scars present on the outer surface of the fallopian tubes. These adhesions can also twist the fallopian tubes casing infertility.
Please note that the HSG can only indicate a potential problem. In most cases there is not real issue. Talk to your doctor about your specific diagnosis.
There is no conventional treatment for adhesions of the fallopian tubes cause by pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), chlamydia infections, endometriosis and pelvic toxicity.
Natural health offers a number of therapies that can help decrease scar tissue and help heal peritubal adhesions.
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to blocked tubes.