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Salpingitis

Salpingitis is inflammation of the fallopian tubes, which lie between the uterus and the ovaries. This occurs most often as a complication of an infection of a woman's reproductive organs.

Salpingitis may cause dull, cramping lower abdominal pain, fever, vaginal discharge, and fertility problems. Antibiotics and sometimes surgery are used to treat the condition.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last Revised August 1, 2012

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Last Updated: August 01, 2012
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