Hydrosalpinx is a condition that causes fluid to collect where the fallopian tube meets with the ovary. When this happens, a blockage of thefallopian tubeis created and infertility becomes a major factor.

There are several causes of Hydrosalpinx, The primary cause of hydrosalpinx is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, but abortion, use of intrauterine devices, prior infection, and scarred tissues from a prior surgery or even childbirth may also cause hydrosalpinx formation.

Other causes that could create hydrosalpinx are sexually transmitted diseases, such as Gonorrhea or chylamdia. If these diseases go undiagnosed for a period of time, damage to the fallopian tube occurs slowly. A symptom that is common to watch out for is a severe pain in the lower abdominal and/or pelvic areas.