Salpingitis or inflammation of the tubes: Natural treatment

The PID is a type of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which involves inflammation of the fallopian tubes.

It is one of the main causes of tubal infertility and increases the likelihood of  ectopic pregnancy .

It can cause several symptoms, but most symptomatic patients report  pain in the pelvic area . Salpingitis is treated with antibiotics.

Natural treatment to unclog the tubes

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease is inflammation and infection of the upper genital tract. It can affect:

  • The endometrium  (endometritis)
  • Myometrium (myometritis)
  • Fallopian tubes (salpingitis)
  • The ovaries (oophoritis)
  • Parameters (parametrite)
  • The pelvic peritoneum (pelviperitonitis)

It is caused by bacteria from the vagina or cervix that travel to one of these areas and cause an infection. The most common are chlamydia  (Chlamydia trachomatis ) and gonorrhea  (Neisseria gonorrhoeae ), which are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

In addition, infection with any of these pathogens increases the transmissibility of HIV and other STDs.

Types of salpingitis

There are two main types of salpingitis:

Acute salpingitis
this is the one with the worst symptoms (fever, sharp pain in the lower part, etc.).
Chronic salpingitis
it may go unnoticed (asymptomatic) and the times it occurs are usually after menstruation.

Depending on whether it affects one or both tubes, a distinction is made between unilateral salpingitis and bilateral salpingitis. About 60% of cases are bilateral, meaning that both tubes are affected.

Image: Salpingitis

The causes

Salpingitis typically affects women of childbearing age and its incidence is 10 to 15% of sexually active women, one of the most common causes of tubal inflammation being  genital infections , especially those that are sexually transmitted.

About 40% of sexually transmitted infections end in salpingitis.

In most cases, salpingitis is caused by a type of chlamydia,  Chlamydia trachomatis . The infection usually starts in the vagina and then travels to the upper genital tract.

Other possible pathogens that are sexually transmitted and cause this type of inflammation are gonococci (gonococcal salpingitis) and certain types of mycoplasmas (less common).

30-40% of cases of salpingitis are of polymicrobial origin  and, among the responsible microorganisms, we find part of the vaginal flora.

Bacteria can also reach the upper genital tract through  medical procedures , such as the insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) or any invasive test capable of removing microorganisms from the vaginal flora. Examples of these techniques include childbirth, miscarriages, endometrial biopsy, hysterosalpingography, and hysteroscopy.

It can also be transmitted through the  blood , as in the case of tuberculosis. If the infection is caused by  Mycobacterium tuberculosis , it is called  tuberculous salpingitis .

Risk factors

Certain situations or factors can increase the risk of suffering from salpingitis. The most common are the following:

  • Couple with genital infection, especially gonorrhea or chlamydia.
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Use of an IUD.
  • History of pelvic inflammatory disease
  • History of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Multiple sexual partners.
  • Have sexual activity before the age of 20.

Symptoms

Salpingitis manifests itself  variably  over time and can range from 2 days to 3 weeks or even months after coming into contact with the pathogen.

The fact that there are patients with the infection who have no symptoms facilitates infection and the risk of complications is greater.

The symptoms of salpingitis can vary depending on the microorganism that acts, but the most characteristic of them is  pain in the pelvic area .

Other symptoms that may appear are:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge with thick discharge
  • Pain during ovulation
  • Unpleasant, uncomfortable and even painful sex (dyspareunia)
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Irregular menstrual bleeding
  • Pain when urinating (dysuria), if accompanied by urethritis (inflammation of the urethra)
  • Vaginitis
  • Cramps in the pelvic area

Imagen: Symptoms of salpingitis

Complications of salpingitis

Some of the complications that can arise are:

  • Chronic pelvic pain.
  • Tubal sterility.
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Pelvic abscess with pus.
  • Sepsis or generalized infection
  • Involvement of the liver and appendages.

Diagnosis and treatment

To diagnose salpingitis, the patient's symptoms and sexual history are taken into account and a physical examination is performed. Only the most severe cases of salpingitis can be detected by ultrasound, although it can be excluded that there is no other pathology.

A  microbiological analysis  of vaginal secretions can also be performed to detect and identify any pathogenic infection.

Usually, if the diagnosis is made early, the inflammation goes away with medication. However, late diagnosis can lead to more serious complications that require more invasive treatment and are more likely to lead to sequelae.

Image: salpingitis hysterosalpingography antibiotics treatment

Since this is inflammation normally caused by a bacterial agent, the treatment of choice is herbal therapy, which is an herbal medicine for pain.

The medicinal plant used will depend on the microorganism responsible for the infection. Some of those that are used are: My Plants

Salpingitis, sterility and infertility

The fact that a high percentage of patients have chlamydial infection with a subclinical picture (without symptoms) means that it goes untreated and spreads to the upper genital tract. These subclinical cases are the cause of most cases of  infertility  (difficulty conceiving) of  tubal factor  .

Inflammation of the structures of the fallopian tubes changes the patency of the tubes. This causes a mechanical obstacle in the path of the egg to the uterus, which makes it difficult for it to meet the sperm. Therefore, it prevents  fertilization .

In addition, in 50% of  ectopic pregnancies  there is this clinical history. It has also been found that about 20% of patients who have suffered a miscarriage are infected with chlamydia. It is therefore also a cause of infertility (difficulty carrying a pregnancy to term).

If you want to know more about natural remedies for unblocking tubal tubes, you can check out the following link: Natural remedies for unblocking tubal tubes

If the pregnancy proceeds without treatment for chlamydia, it can lead to premature births and infections in the newborn that can cause conjunctivitis and pneumonia.

 
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