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Salpingitis Causes

Salpingitis is an infection usually originates in the vagina and moves up to the fallopian tube. Infection can spread from one fallopian tube to the other via the lymph vessels. Bacteria most connected this medical disorder are: N. gonorrhoeae, C. trachomatis, Mycoplasma, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Other factors may also cause this infection like surgical procedure that break the cervical barrier, STDs, ovulation, menstruation, and sexual intercourse.

Salpingitis Definition

Salpingitis is an infection in the fallopian tubes, often synonymous to PID. There are 2 types: acute and chronic salpingitis. Acute salpingitis happens when the fallopian tubes are swollen and stick together causing a blockage. Chronic salpingitis is milder but lasts longer that acute salpingitis. It may also result in hydrosalpinx. Salpingitis usually involves many types of organisms or is polymicrobal.

Salpingitis Diagnosis

Health care providers can conduct a pelvic exam. The doctor will also ask for a blood test and a mucus swab.

Salpingitis Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of this condition usually appear after a menstrual period. The most common indicators are: abnormal smell and color of vaginal discharge, pain during ovulation, pain during sexual intercourse, recurring pain during periods, abdominal pain, lower back pain, fever, nausea and vomiting.

Salpingitis Treatment

This bacterial infection is most commonly treated with antibiotics.

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