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What are the common methods to diagnose salpingitis?

Salpingitis is the inflammation of the fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes extend from the uterus, one on each side, and both open near an ovary. It is the fallopian tube that transports an egg from the ovary to the uterus. It is also the site of fertilization of the egg. When infected, fallopian tubes often develop scar tissue. This scarring can block an egg, preventing it from reaching the uterus. Many women with salpingitis symptoms don’t know how to diagnose it. There are following two common methods diagnose salpingitis.


1. Physical exam: A physical exam is performed to determine the location and nature of the pain. Although a vaginal examination may be very painful, it can reveal the presence of any abnormal vaginal or cervical discharge, and also any evidence of infection on the cervix itself.


2. History: Salpingitis symptoms include severe lower abdominal and pelvic pain on both sides of the body, frequent urination, headache, and a vague feeling of being sick (malaise), nausea with possible vomiting, and often an abnormal vaginal discharge. A fever may or may not be present. Since the abdomen is very tender, the woman may report that she is most comfortable lying on her back with her legs bent at the knee. Even though it can seriously damage the fallopian tubes, infection caused by Chlamydia may produce only minor symptoms or no symptoms at all.


In addition, a laparoscopy may be done to diagnose salpingitis and also to rule out conditions that have similar symptoms, such as tubal pregnancy or appendicitis. Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a small, lighted microscope is inserted through a tiny incision into the abdomen. This allows the doctor to visually examine the fallopian tubes and surrounding area.


If you are diagnosed with salpingitis, you should get it treated soon. Herbal medicine named Fuyan Pill can be a good choice. With herbs in Fuyan Pill which can clear up "fire" and toxic materials, and herbs which can promote blood and Qi circulation, inflammation can be treated effectively.

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