All about Fallopian Tube Infection

A female reproductive system, besides some other parts, is composed of two fallopian tubes, sometimes also referred to as salpinges, or more commonly called the oviducts. These tubes are very sensitive and are lined throughout with the ciliated epithelia. Fallopian tubes actually provide a connecting passage between ovaries and the uterus (through which the egg passes) so they are of prime importance in the female reproductive system and have a central role to play in the process of fertilization.You can use appvalley to get free all paid app on your mobile.

Fallopian Tube Infection

Since these tubes are very sensitive, they are prone to some serious infections. One of the most common types of these infections is generally known as “salpingitis” or “PID” (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease).  It is such a dangerous infection and often damages the reproductive system to such an extent that in severe cases, the victim may suffer from infertility.

Fallopian Tube Infection can further be classified into two types;

  1. Acute Fallopian Tube Infection
  2. Chronic fallopian Tube Infection

Acute Fallopian Tube Infection is also simply referred to as salpingitis. The symptoms of Acute Fallopian Tube Infection include swollen fallopian tubes, the tubes start producing a secretion which may cause the walls of fallopian tubes to stick to each other. In severe cases, the tubes also get bloated and they are filled with puss, and that’s not all, the Acute Fallopian Tube Infection can even cause the tubes to rupture, a condition generally known as “peritonitis”.

In the case of Chronic Fallopian Tube Infection, the symptoms are milder and sometimes they the victim may not even notice them. However, salpingitis needs to be treated immediately or else it may get worse and the tubes may get damaged forever resulting in infertility.

For more detailed information about the Fallopian Tube Infection, let’s have a closer look at its symptom and results, and how it can be treated.

Fallopian Tube Infection Symptoms;

As discussed earlier, the symptoms of mild infection may not be noticed by the victim, until the menstrual cycle starts. Some of the symptoms associated with this infection may resemble those associated with gonorrhea. Here is a list of some of the most common symptoms of Fallopian Tube Infection;

  • Color of the discharge from the vagina becomes abnormal
  • The discharge emits a yeasty odor
  • The patient becomes a victim of frequent urination
  • She is rendered to pain while having sexual intercourse
  • Fever and headache
  • Spotting
  • A feeling of Weakness
  • Painful menstruation
  • The lower abdominal part hurts a lot on both sides.
  • Painful ovulation
  • Pain in the lower part of the back.

Causes and Complications;

Normally, the infection is rooted in the vagina, but it starts moving up towards fallopian tubes. If one oviduct becomes infected, there are many chances that the other tube will also catch the infection because it travels through the lymphatic vessels. One of the major causes of this infection is the spread of bacteria which may include Streptococcus, Mycoplasma and/or Staphylococcus bacteria. Besides these bacteria, another major cause of salpingitis can be the STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) e.g. gonorrhea or Chlamydia among others. The latter case may result in ectopic pregnancy or may lead to infections, which may take into their grip the other organs like ovaries and uterus. In some severe conditions, this may result in the complete blockage of the tubes due to the formation of scar cells in them. Moreover, if the condition has worsened to the stage of pus secretion in the tubes, it may result in the production of deformed eggs, thus causing infertility.

The Treatment of Fallopian Tube Infection;

How the Fallopian Tube Infection would be treated, depends largely on the stage at which it is. The victim may need to go through several tests like blood tests, getting mucus swab, or a Pap smear test. This would figure out the stage of the infection. The victim may have to take some antibiotics as prescribed by the doctor. If that doesn’t help, the victim may be told that she needs surgery in order to get her fallopian tubes free of any infections. She may also have to undergo removal of infected parts so that the infection does not spread to other parts.

In order to lower the chances of getting caught into Fallopian Tube Infection, it is imperative that you take precautionary measures, especially regarding STDs. If you notice any abnormalities, don’t wait. See your gynecologist as soon as possible. Wish you health.