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Engaging in Intercourse During Menstruation? Beware of Salpingitis Taking Advantage!

Menstruation is a process where the endometrial lining of the uterus periodically sheds and bleeds. During this period, the endometrial lining forms a wound as it sheds, and the cervical opening slightly dilates to allow menstrual blood to flow out smoothly. Meanwhile, a woman's immune system weakens during menstruation, making the body more vulnerable to external bacteria and pathogens.


For many couples, intimate behavior is a meaningful way to express love and enhance their relationship. However, it is crucial to note that engaging in intercourse during a woman's menstrual period carries potential health risks, one of which is the severe issue of salpingitis.

Why is intercourse during menstruation likely to cause salpingitis?

When a couple has intercourse during the menstrual period, the male reproductive organ may introduce bacteria into the female's vagina. Due to the cervix being open during menstruation, these bacteria have an opportunity to ascend through the vagina, pass through the cervix, and enter the uterine cavity. 

If these invading bacteria are not promptly controlled and eliminated, they can further spread to the fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes are narrow and convoluted pathways where bacteria can easily thrive and multiply, leading to salpingitis.

Once salpingitis develops, the body exhibits a series of symptoms. In the early stages of inflammation, the patient may feel heaviness and pain in the lower abdomen, which may be continuous or intermittent. As the inflammation worsens, the pain may intensify, potentially spreading to cause soreness in the lower back.

Additionally, the patient may experience systemic symptoms such as fever, chills, and fatigue. Salpingitis can also disrupt the normal function of the fallopian tubes, leading to menstrual irregularities, manifested as disordered menstrual cycles, increased or decreased menstrual flow, or prolonged menstrual periods.

If salpingitis is not treated promptly and effectively, the condition may progress, causing the fallopian tubes to adhere or become blocked. This can lead to infertility or ectopic pregnancy (extrauterine pregnancy), posing significant harm to a woman's physical and mental health, as well as her reproductive ability.

So, how can we prevent these problems caused by having sex during menstruation?

Firstly, both men and women should fully understand the dangers of having sex during menstruation and consciously avoid it.

Secondly, women should pay special attention to personal hygiene during menstruation, keeping the external genital area clean and dry. They should change sanitary pads and underwear frequently and avoid using unclean hygienic products. They should also focus on rest, avoiding excessive fatigue, and strenuous exercise while enhancing nutrition to boost the body's immune system.

If sexual intercourse occurs during menstruation by accident, and symptoms such as lower abdominal pain, fever, or abnormal vaginal discharge appear, prompt medical attention should be sought for relevant examinations and treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for controlling the condition and preventing complications.

For patients already diagnosed with salpingitis, treatment methods mainly include medication and surgery:

Doctors will choose appropriate antibiotics to treat the infection based on the patient's condition, bacterial culture, and drug sensitivity test results. Generally, patients need to complete the entire course of antibiotics as prescribed to ensure complete elimination of the inflammation.

If you develop resistance to antibiotics, you can take Traditional Chinese Medicine the Fuyan Pill for treatment. The pill clears heat and toxins, promotes blood circulation, removes blood stasis, strengthens the spleen, and eliminates inflammation. 

The pill improves the discomfort of the fallopian tubes and clears blockages and fluid accumulations, thus restoring the normal physiological function of the fallopian tubes. However, it is not recommended to take during menstruation.

If salpingitis leads to severe complications, such as adhesions or blockages of the fallopian tubes, surgical treatments like tubal ostomy or tubal anastomosis may be necessary to restore normal function. Fuyan Pill can be taken postoperatively to consolidate the effects.

In conclusion, having sex during menstruation is risky behavior that can seriously harm women's health. It is hoped that every couple and married couple will take this issue seriously and adopt correct sexual health concepts. 

At the same time, it is also expected that women can take care of their bodies, protect themselves during menstruation, and seek medical attention promptly if they experience discomfort, aiming for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

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