Fallopian Tube Cyst

All You Need to Know About Fallopian Tube Cyst

Many people have experienced problems with cysts, especially ovarian and fallopian tube cyst. Although there are multiple different types of cysts that are generally found within the ovary, there are two general types that tend to be classified as a fallopian tube cyst. One is Endometriomas which is likely to develop in those that have endometriosis and the second is paraovanan cysts. However, a fallopian tube cyst is generally the endometriomas type and is frequently due to endometriosis, which will be examined in detail throughout the article. Therefore, the majority of this article will focus on endometriosis and the cysts caused by this disease with a brief mention of paraovanan cysts in the fallopian tubes.


Endometriosis is a condition identified by the endometrium (or lining of the uterus) growing in areas outside of the uterus. For example, this occurs when the lining of the uterus grows in the fallopian tubes or the ovaries. As a result, many people with endometriosis are more likely to develop cysts in the affected area (in this case the ovary or fallopian tubes). Generally those with endometriosis will experience anywhere from mild to severe pain in the pelvic area or the lower back. Typically the pain can be most intense right before or immediately following the monthly menstrual cycle. Although these cysts and endometriosis are typically related to the ovaries, it is occasionally seen in the fallopian tubes as well as other surrounding organs.

How can the uterus lining growing in the fallopian tubes lead to cysts? The answer is relatively simple. As you can imagine the lining in the uterus will go through its typical process of thickening and then breaking down and therefore resulting in bleeding. This bleeding is seen monthly through the menstrual process. When this lining is present in other areas of the body, it continues to go through the thickening, breaking down, and even bleeding. However, the fallopian tubes and ovaries are not made to handle the bleeding of an out of place uterine lining, which proves to be a bit problematic. As a result, blood may be trapped in these areas leading to a fallopian tube cyst. The endometriosis and cysts can result in infertility and is commonly found as a result of pelvic pain as well as occasional pain during sex or bowel movements.

The second cause for a fallopian tube cyst is in the form of paraovarian cysts. These are not real ovarian cysts although they are typically mistaken as just that. Instead, they can be relatively small and cause very little, if any problem at all. However, these cysts when located in the fallopian tube or ovary should be carefully monitored to make sure they are not increasing in size because they can get very large. If increasing they can cause many problems such as bleeding and rupture.

These cysts must be checked out by a physician for proper treatment. Anytime you experience pelvic pain that seems abnormal be sure to contact your gynecologist for an appointment to have your ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes checked for possible signs of cysts or other illnesses. Any identified cyst should be checked on a regular basis and some might require surgical removal.

In conclusion, fallopian tube cysts are most common in those with endometriosis. In this condition the uterine lining is growing inside the fallopian tubes and as it goes through the cycle blood is produced. This blood can cause the development of cysts within the fallopian tubes. The most common symptom is pelvic pain around the menstrual cycle but may also produce pain during intercourse or bowel movements. Be sure to seek medical attention if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.