Salpingitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Salpingitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
0 2 January 2024
Salpingitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Salpingitis is a medical term for inflammation of the fallopian tubes, which connect the ovaries to the uterus in the female reproductive system. It often starts with lower abdominal pain that worsens with ovulation or menstruation, accompanied by cramping and pelvic pain. In some cases, the pain is also accompanied by fever, tiredness, painful urination, and vaginal discharge.

“Surprisingly, Salpingitis can be a silent threat with no symptoms in a few cases. This is dangerous because stealthily, this condition may damage the uterus and fallopian tubes, leading to infertility and pregnancy problems,” says the best female gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr. Neelima Mantri.

Salpingitis – Can Be Silent & More Prone in Younger Women:

Unlike other gynaecological conditions, Salpingitis is more common among younger women, who are often unaware of this situation. Also, unlike other inflammation conditions, Salpingitis can have non-sexual causes, like surgery, bacteria during childbirth, and IUD insertion.

When not treated early, Salpingitis can cause adhesions, scars, and even block fallopian tubes, hindering egg development and leading to fertility problems. In this blog with insights from a leading gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr. Neelima Mantri, let us go through the causes, warning signs, and treatment for Salpingitis in Mumbai. Read on:

What is Salpingitis? What causes it?

Salpingitis is the inflammation of the fallopian tubes caused by infection from bacteria that enter the woman’s body. The infection can happen due to sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhoea, or even non-sexual ways like surgery, bacteria during childbirth, or even insertion of intrauterine devices.

“This simple bacterial infection impacts the fallopian tubes, causing lower abdominal pain, fever, eventually leading to pregnancy and infertility problems if not treated promptly.”, says Salpingitis specialist in Mumbai, Dr. Neelima Mantri.

Salpingitis Symptoms: How to identify Salpingitis?

Pain in the lower abdomen or pelvic area, painful menstruation or ovulation that worsens as the date approaches, painful sexual intercourse, abnormal vaginal discharge, painful urination, fever, and tiredness are some of the symptoms of Salpingitis.

These symptoms may manifest among other infections, but Salpingitis can also be a silent threat with no apparent symptoms; only routine gynaecological check-ups can help accurately identify the situation.

Salpingitis Treatment and Prevention:

Antibiotics are the straight-up treatment option for Salpingitis. Over-the-counter medication like Ibuprofen, rest, fluid intake, avoidance of irritants, and follow-up care are other critical elements of the treatment plan for Salpingitis.

In a few cases, patients may already be experiencing certain gynaecological conditions, which, on top of Salpingitis, can have adverse effects on reproductive health. In such cases, a gynaecologist crafts a customized treatment plan for a patient with Salpingitis based on reproductive health.

That said, the painful symptoms of Salpingitis can be avoided altogether by following specific prevention tips. We often advise regular screening for STI infections, maintaining vaginal hygiene, adhering to safe sex practices, and prompt treatment of infections to cut down the risk of Salpingitis. If you are in Mumbai and looking for more information on the treatment and prevention of diseases like Salpingitis, Dr. Neelima Mantri is more than happy to assist you; contact her here.

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