What is salpingitis?

Inflammatory process. Salpingitis is inflammation of the fallopian tubes, which extend from the uterus to the area of the overy. It is a componant of a condition called pelvic inflammatory disease. Stds are often a cause, but vaginal bacteria has also been implicated. Symptoms include pain, rectal discomfort, vaginal discharge and abnormal bleeding. Treatment requires antibiotic therapy and close gynocologic follow up.
Inflammation. Salpingitis is the inflammation of the fallopian tube. This inflammation is usually caused by an infection. Common infections can be chlamydia or gonorrhea. Other infections can come from tubal disease that has been left untreated for a while.
Infection. Salpingitis is an infection and inflammation of the fallopian tube. The infection usually begins in the vagina and ascends to the fallopian tubes. Symptoms include abdominal pain, lower back pain, vaginal discharge, pain during intercourse, nausea, vomiting, and bloating.

Related Questions

What is the etiology of salpingitis?

PID. Salpingitis is an inflammation of the fallopian tubes and uterus, also known as pid or pelvic inflammatory disease. This is most commonly caused by chlamydia and is generally a sexually transmitted disease. This can cause a lot of pain and, if not treated, permanent scaring that can lead to infertility and/or ectopic pregnancy. See you doc right away if this is you!

What are the causes of salpingitis isthmica nodosa?

No clear cause. Salpingitis isthmica nodosa can block the fallopian tubes close to the uterus, and may make pregnancy difficult. It is not caused by anything you did or didn't do. We don't know any exact cause, but it most certainly has to do with the way a women's reproductive system develops right from birth.