Inflammation of the appendages (or salpingoophoritis1) is one of the most common gynecological diseases in women of reproductive age. The disease can be unilateral or bilateral, acute or chronic. It is caused by various microorganisms.
Women diagnosed with “inflammation of the appendages” describe their condition differently2, but, as a rule, it is always characterized by pain and discomfort in the pelvic area and the lumbar spine. The nature of the pain may differ, as well as the accompanying manifestations: pain during intercourse, severe discomfort during menstruation, nausea, specific discharge from the vagina.
The main cause of inflammation of the appendages are infections3, which can be associated with the following factors:
promiscuous sexual intercourse,
other inflammatory processes in the pelvic region, etc.
Inflammation of the appendages requires a mandatory referral to a specialist. In no case should you be treated independently, as a sad consequence of improper treatment can be female infertility, peritonitis (inflammation of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity and covering the internal organs located in the abdominal cavity), adhesive disease (a condition associated with the formation of adhesions – connective tissue strands – pelvic organs) 4. For the correct diagnosis, the doctor will perform a thorough examination, take blood and smears for analysis for infection and only after receiving the results of the survey will select the necessary treatment. Remember, even an inconspicuous inflammatory process can give serious complications. Do not postpone the visit to the gynecologist in any case!
Acute inflammation of the appendages, as a rule, requires hospitalization. Chronic salpingoophoritis or exacerbation is usually treated on an outpatient basis or in a day hospital. The tactics of treatment is chosen by the doctor depending on the results of the examination and examination. It is very important to turn to the gynecologist for the first symptoms of the disease.
Methods of treatment of salpingo-oophoritis depend on the stage of the disease, the microorganisms5, by which it is caused, the age and general health of the woman. Treatment is always carried out in a complex and under the constant supervision of a doctor.
The main components of therapy are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory drugs6, individually selected for a particular case. In acute forms, you need a bed rest, painkillers and restorative medications.
In conclusion, we once again draw your attention to the fact that inflammation of the appendages is a serious gynecological disease, dangerous by relapses and complications. To avoid unpleasant consequences it is possible only at the timely reference to the doctor and obligatory observance of its recommendations. Take care of preserving your female health, and it will become a strong foundation for your youth and beauty for many years to come!