Ovary inflammation, also called salpingitis or acute pelvic inflammation, occurs when the fallopian tubes in the upper part of the uterus become inflamed. Ovary inflammation is often caused by STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, and requires treatment with antibiotics.
The fallopian tubes are two funnel-shaped tubes that protrude from the upper part of the uterus. They are between 10 and 15 centimeters long. The fallopian tubes are located right next to the ovaries to catch eggs during ovulation. After ovulation for fibroids and muscle contractions in the fallopian tubes the eggs against the uterus. When the fallopian tubes become inflamed, the inflammation causes various problems, especially in the stomach and abdomen.
Ovary inflammation is more common in young people and uncommon after menopause. It is important to get the diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible to avoid complications. In English, fallopian tube inflammation is usually called “pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)”.
- 1 Causes of fallopian tube inflammation
- 2 Symptoms of fallopian tube inflammation
- 3 Examination and diagnosis
- 4 Treatment of fallopian tube inflammation
- 5 Preventing fallopian tube inflammation
- 6 Ovary inflammation and STDs
- 7 Inflammation of the fallopian tube can lead to complications
- 8 When do you need to seek care?
Causes of fallopian tube inflammation
The most common cause of fallopian tubes is a sexually transmitted disease that has spread. Chlamydia is by far the most common disease, but gonorrhea can also lead to fallopian tubes. There are also other types of bacteria that are not sexually transmitted that can lead to inflammation of the fallopian tubes.
In rare cases, inflammation of the fallopian tubes can occur after an abortion or as a result of the insertion of a hormonal or copper coil. Another exceptional case that can lead to fallopian tubes is when you get a miscarriage that causes an infection in the uterus, which then spreads to the fallopian tubes and causes inflammation.
Symptoms of fallopian tube inflammation
Some symptoms of fallopian tube inflammation are:
- Severe abdominal/lower abdominal pain
- Feelings of weight in the abdomen
- Fever and chills
- intercourse pain
- Abundant floats (white, green or yellow) that sometimes smell bad
- Irregular or absent while
- Sweat when kissing
- Joint pain and swelling
- Kiss neediness though just kissed
Examination and diagnosis
When seeking treatment for symptoms of fallopian tubes, one usually undergoes a gynecological examination. In conjunction with it, abdominal and blood tests can be taken. Sometimes you may need to pass urine tests to check if you have any STDs. In unusual cases, a peephole examination may need to be performed to see that the problems are not due to other diseases.
Treatment of fallopian tube inflammation
Ovary inflammation is usually treated with antibiotics that attack the bacteria that cause the inflammation. You usually get antibiotics for at least two weeks. You may need to take painkillers for the pain. If treatment with antibiotics does not start to take effect within the first 24 hours, you can be hospitalized. You should avoid having intercourse during the course of antibiotic treatment. Most tend to get completely healthy after treatment, but there is a risk of damage to the fallopian tubes. In some people, the inflammation can lead to wheezing in the fallopian tubes that may need to be removed.
Preventing fallopian tube inflammation
It is not possible to prevent fallopian tubes per se, but since many cases of fallopian tubes arise as a complication of STDs, the best tip is to have safe sex. Use contraceptives that prevent infection, such as condoms during intercourse or licking during oral sex.
Ovary inflammation and STDs
If it turns out that you have a sexually transmitted disease such as chlamydia or gonorrhea, you need to make a contagious infection where you need to tell about previous sexual partners. The purpose is to prevent the spread of STDs. In case of infection tracking, you can choose to inform the people yourself. Otherwise, the care belongs to them without revealing which of their sex partners has been infected. If you have a partner, that person also needs to be tested to rule out that you have the infection back and forth between each other after receiving treatment.
Inflammation of the fallopian tube can lead to complications
Ovary inflammation can cause scars in the fallopian tubes. The scars in the fallopian tubes can make it more difficult for sperm to get in and fertilize an egg. It can also make it more difficult for a fertilized egg to reach the uterus. The scars make it more difficult to get pregnant and they can also increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy when a fertilized egg begins to grow outside the uterus. The best way to avoid scars in fallopian tubes is to get treatment early.
When do you need to seek care?
If you have symptoms of fallopian tubes, you should contact a health care center or gynecological clinic. If, at the same time, you have severe stomach pains, fever and major floods, you should seek care directly at a gynecological clinic, medical center, emergency room or emergency room.