Salpingitis is a condition that refers to inflammation of one or both of your fallopian tubes that causes them to become enlarged and tender. Fallopian tubes connect each ovary to the uterus and are about three inches long. They transport eggs from the ovary to the uterus and provide the place where fertilization occurs. If infected, your fallopian tubes can develop scar tissue — and that can be severely problematic for many reasons.
In addition to being painful or uncomfortable, the scar tissue that develops can block eggs from reaching your uterus. Several hundred thousand women each year in the U.S. have become infertile as a result of the scarring caused by salpingitis. This type of scarring also greatly increases the risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancies. Any signs or symptoms should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan as it may be a symptom or sign of a serious illness or condition.
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