IVF failed, could hydrosalpinx be the cause?

  1.  laura azalea

    Hi, I was diagnosed bilateral hydrosalpinx and 6 months later I went for a vaginal U/S for my own peace of mind. She said my tubes weren’t filled with fluid so there was no need for tubal ligation. Last week I did an IVF and the outcome is negative. Do you think my tubes are the reason behind IVF failure or what is going on?

    April 18, 2016 at 9:37 am
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  2. Sandra F. Sandra F.
    inviTRA's Moderator

    Dear Laura,

    The Fallopian tubes are the ducts that connect the ovary with the uterus. It is the place where the egg-sperm binding takes place to give rise to an embryo, which will later travel through the uterine cavity in order to attach to the endometrium and give raise to a new pregnancy.

    If the tubes are blocked or filled with fluid, the natural fusion between the egg and the sperm cannot take place. However, with IVF this process takes place outside the female body, that is, in the laboratory. This is the reason why the health status of a woman’s Fallopian tubes is unimportant.

    To help you understand this, it is as if we skipped this step that takes place in the tubes (because it is done in a laboratory) and go straight to the step in which the uterus is involved, since the embryos created in the laboratory will be later transferred to the mother’s womb, waiting for embryo implantation to occur.

    To sum up, the negative outcome you got after your IVF cycle is not related to hydrosalpinx but to other problems which have to be further analyzed in order to prevent this from happening ever again.

    I hope I have been able to help,


    April 20, 2016 at 4:32 pm
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