Hydrosalpinx

We Clear Hydrosalpinx Without Surgery

Clear Passage®️ is a world leader with over three decades of experience opening and returning full function to blocked fallopian tubes including hydrosalpinx (swollen tubes) without surgery. The therapy, which can feel like a deep massage, has been shown to decrease the adhesions that are the primary cause of blocked tubes, including hydrosalpinx. These internal scars can form anywhere in the tube after a surgery, injury, infection, or endometriosis. They can act like a glue in the female reproductive tract, blocking fallopian tubes, binding or squeezing structures like internal straitjackets. 

Over 1,000 babies have been born to women diagnosed infertile after treatment at Clear Passage®️ clinics. The therapy has been shown to open totally blocked fallopian tubes and return function to tubes with hydrosalpinx for some women. Once the tube has opened, function and fertility have returned for many women. 

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Causes and Frequency of Hydrosalpinx

Hydrosalpinx is a condition that occurs when a fallopian tube is blocked and fills with serous or clear fluid after blockage or narrowing at the distal end of the tube, near the ovary.

Hydrosalpinx is one aspect of tubal disease. Generally defined as blocked fallopian tube or tubal occlusion, tubal disease accounts for 20% to 30% of all female infertility. The incidence of hydrosalpinx (swollen tube) in infertile women is between 10% and 13% when diagnosed by ultrasound but may increase to 30% when diagnosed by hysterosalpingogram or laparoscopic surgery[i], generally considered more accurate tests due to the increased quality of the images.

With these conditions, the tube becomes distended, giving the tube a characteristic sausage-like shape. The blockage may occur in one or both tubes. A tube with a hydrosalpinx is considered beyond repair by many physicians who feel it will never support a pregnancy. We believed this to be the case, then were surprised when several patients with hydrosalpinx became pregnant after we treated them. One of the first surprises was a woman who had two natural pregnancies and births after we treated her only tube – which was totally blocked and severely swollen with hydrosalpinx before we treated her. This piqued our curiosity, so we started to investigate. Here is what we found:

Swollen tubes are largely attributed to adhesions, internal scars that form as the first step in healing from a pelvic infection, surgery or endometriosis. Acting like a glue in the reproductive tract, adhesions are comprised of tiny but powerful collagen fibers that bind to each other in a random pattern. Fallopian tubes are the delicate environment where life begins. Each of these two structures is the place where a one-celled egg can meet a sperm to create an embryo that will continue its journey to implantation in the uterus. As such, this tiny organ must be able to function freely and without restriction in order for a pregnancy to occur. Adhesions can block fallopian tubes, squeeze delicate reproductive organs, or bind organs to other structures.

After adhesions form, they can remain in the body for a lifetime. When they form at the distal end of the tube (near the ovary), they can cause swelling of the tube – a hydrosalpinx. From there, adhesions can spread into any part of the reproductive tract or pelvis, including the bladder, rectum, bowel, tailbone or low back. They can squeeze any of these structures or attach them to others, further decreasing fertility and sometimes causing pain. They can form on the outer walls of the uterus, squeezing it and causing spasm, decreasing the chance for implantation. They can also form on the inner walls, covering parts or all of the surface designed to accept a fertilized egg, which we feel can contribute to miscarriage.

When adhesions block the tube by the uterus, nothing can pass (dye, sperm or egg). These are among the easiest for us to open, non-surgically.
Adhesions are considered the primary cause of blocked fallopian tubes. Published studies in respected medical journals show that we open blocked tubes in most women, and most of those then become pregnant.
When therapy opens tubes that are blocked at the end, function returns to the fimbriae, delicate flower-like petals that grasp the egg.
The therapy also cleared tubes blocked by adhesions in the mid-tube.

Symptoms of Hydrosalpinx

It is common for women who have a hydrosalpinx to not experience any symptoms. Often times, the presence of a hydrosalpinx is only discovered upon failure to conceive. Here are some symptoms that can be present:

  • Abdominal pain in the lower abdomen
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormal discharge
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms along with infertility, it is quite possible you have a hydrosalpinx. 

Treatments

Clear Passage®️ Treatment

Clear Passage®️ – Treatment for blocked tubes and hydrosalpinx

Clear Passage®️ is a manual (hands-on) physical therapy shown in numerous medical journal studies to decrease or eliminate adhesions throughout the reproductive tract. The focus of the therapy is to detach the tiny but powerful collagen fibers that comprise adhesions from each other by dissolving the molecular-chemical bond that attaches them. In doing so, the adhesions tend to unravel and dissipate, much like pulling out the run in a three-dimensional sweater. 

In published studies, the therapy has shown success and natural pregnancies after clearing adhesions associated with swollen tubes. When a hydrosalpinx clears during therapy, the liquid trapped within the tube flows out and the tube appears to return to its normal structure and function. The result has been one or more pregnancies for many women.

No medical techniques have 100% success rate. If we are unable to open your tubes, your chances for a successful IVF performed within 15 months after therapy increase by roughly 50%, per published studies. View our success rates

Calculate your odds with Clear Passage®️ therapy.

Here you can see before and after images showing Clear Passage®️ successfully opening a woman’s blocked fallopian tubes. The top image shows two completely blocked tubes and the bottom image shows fluid moving freely through both unblocked fallopian tubes.
In addition, the uterus in the BEFORE THERAPY image appears squeezed into a tight column by adhesions. In the image taken AFTER THERAPY, the uterus is wide open, relaxed, no longer constricted by adhesions. This creates a much more hospitable surface for stable and lasting implantation to occur.
This video describes how this therapy opens blocked fallopian tubes.
This video examines the cause of blocked fallopian tubes and the 30+ year quest we used to scientifically examine, then quantify our results opening them.

Other Treatments – (Surgery, Drugs)

SURGERY

Surgery to clear distal occlusion and hydrosalpinx (blockage in the mid or distal tube)

Click here to view a surgery to open blocked fallopian tubes [graphic]

The end of the fallopian tube is comprised of fimbriae, delicate flower-like petals designed to grasp a single egg as it is released from the ovary. After viewing the video, one can only imagine how daunting the task of performing surgery to separate these tiny petals from each other, and how quickly they must scar back after a surgery. In addition, reproductive physicians have concern that the liquid trapped in the tube could flow back into the uterus, damaging a fertilized egg. For these reasons, most physicians will not operate on tubes with hydrosalpinx. Instead, they tend to recommend removal of the blocked tube, and referral for in vitro fertilization (IVF). 

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Reproductive specialists often suggest in vitro fertilization (IVF), a process that can bypass blocked fallopian tubes by creating fertilization in a laboratory, then ‘transferring’ the fertilized egg back into a woman’s reproductive tract. Some physicians suggest removing the tubes before this procedure. They feel this may yield better IVF success rates, but it eliminates the possibility of ever having a natural pregnancy.

Each IVF cycle is designed to help sperm and egg meet and then implant in the uterus. If the cycle is not successful, it must be repeated. Raw data from The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show a 24.11% national success rate for Assisted Reproductive Techniques such as IVF in the U.S.A.

 DRUGS

No medication, topical or internal medication or treated/herbal tampon has been shown to be effective for opening blocked fallopian tubes.

Surgically opened tubes closed within six months in 81% of cases (Gleicher et al., 1993). This does not appear to happen with our manual physiotherapy.

Published Success Rates

Clear Passage®️ Success Rates

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View a Timeline of Clear Passage®️ Published Studies at the bottom of this page

In our earliest pilot studies, Clear Passage®️ therapy opened tubes with hydrosalpinx at a rate of 50%. As we progressed into a 10-year study of 1392 infertile women we treated, the success rate clearing hydrosalpinx was 45% (47/105), with no further evidence of hydrosalpinx. The overall pregnancy rate for women whose tubes we opened was 57% (81/143). All of the women who conceived after we opened their swollen tubes did so naturally. These results are considered remarkable in a population that had zero chance of natural pregnancy before therapy.

Natural pregnancies

As shown above, over half of our patients whose tubes opened became pregnant; several have had more than one child by natural conception without the need for further therapy.

Clear Passage®️ Success Rates[1]

61%

45-50%

57%

56%

Opening Blocked

   Fallopian Tubes

Clearing

   Hydrosalpinx

CP Pregnancy after Opening

IVF Pregnancies After CP Therapy

IVF and Surgical Success Rates

 IVF National Success Rates

Surgical removal of the swollen tube followed by in vitro fertilization (IVF) is often suggested for women who present with hydrosalpinx. Statistics are gathered and published annually by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which charts the success rates for the several hundred reproductive clinics and physicians that report their data. This data is generally reported for 2 to 3 years’ prior to allow researchers to gather and compile data on pregnancies and live births. Statistically, CDC shows a 24.11% pregnancy rate for all Assisted Reproductive Techniques in the USA, 99% of which are IVF. (CDC, 2018) However, it is becoming difficult to tally the exact rate as physicians have begun to offer “egg banking” in which cycles are started, eggs are extracted, then saved for future transfer. For a more complete explanation, visit out “Calculate My Odds” page.

Published Research – a Timeline of Published Studies

Clear Passage®️ is committed to scientific inquiry and verifiable fact. Successive studies examining our success opening blocked fallopian tubes were published in 2004, 2006, and 2008[ii],[iii],[iv] These included three abstracts (summaries) published in Fertility and Sterility (2006)iii, the professional journal of all US based reproductive physicians. A large study of 1392 infertile women we treated over a 10-year period was published in 2015[v].

Our studies are designed, conducted, authored and peer-reviewed by physicians, biostatisticians and independent researchers. They show that Clear Passage® has opened tubes with hydrosalpinx and had natural pregnancies with rates that rival more complex medical methods, and often leave the tubes intact and functional.

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