Inflammation of fallopian tubes is known as salpingitis. It is a type of pelvic inflammatory disease that can be acute or chronic. The inflammation is in most cases bacterial (majorly gonorrhea and chlamydia.) The fallopian tubes get infected if an infection travels past the vagina and the cervix.
The risk factors for salpingitis include having an STI (sexually transmitted infection), having unprotected intercourse with someone suffering from STI and having multiple sexual partners. In rare cases, salpingitis can follow IUD insertion and abdominal procedure done during childbirth, appendicitis etc. Homeopathic treatment for Salpingitis boosts the disease-fighting mechanism of the body to fight with the infection and resolve the problem naturally.
Homeopathic Remedies for Salpingitis
Homeopathy is highly effective in cases of salpingitis to reduce the inflammation of fallopian tubes. Symptoms including abnormal vaginal discharge, pain during periods/intercourse, lower back pain, spotting between periods and frequent urination tend to improve with homeopathy.
1. Merc Sol – For Yellow-green Vaginal Discharge
Merc Sol is a well-indicated medicine for treating salpingitis with yellowish or greenish vaginal discharge. The discharge tends to get worse after periods in most cases where Merc Sol is indicated. The discharge is also acrid in nature causing itching and smarting/biting pain in the genitals. Itching worsens from contact of urine. After scratching violent burning follows. The discharge may be noted more at the night time.
2. Kreosote – For Offensive Vaginal Discharges
Kreosote is helpful for cases of salpingitis when putrid, offensive vaginal discharges are present. The discharge may be white or yellow and causes itching. It tends to get worse during standing and walking and there is an increased desire to urinate frequently. Exhaustion, fatigue, and weakness in the legs may be present. Kreosote also helps treat inter-menstrual bleeding in cases of salpingitis where the blood is dark and has an offensive odor.
3. Sepia – To Manage Painful Intercourse
Sepia is an excellent medicine to manage the complaint of painful intercourse in cases of salpingitis. The pain is very intense. Along with pain, yellowish colored, fetid lumpy vaginal discharges may be present. These discharges are more during the daytime. They also tend to get worse after urination. Fullness and heaviness in the abdomen are also felt along with the above symptoms.
4. Colocynthis – For treating pain during periods in salpingitis
Colocynthis is prepared from the pulp of a fruit of a plant Citrullus Colocynthis or Bitter Apple, of the natural order Cucurbitaceae. Colocynthis is a prominent medicine for treating pain during periods in salpingitis. The pain is cramping or colicky in nature, the abdomen be distended, and the pain gets worse by eating or drinking. Extreme nausea and vomiting may attend the pain. Bending over double tends to relieve the pain.
5. Silicea – For Spotting between Periods
Silicea is a useful medicine for salpingitis to manage the complaint of spotting between periods. There may be attending vaginal discharges that are profuse, yellow-colored and of excoriating nature. Violent itching and burning tend to arise from discharges which tend to worsen at night.
6. Pulsatilla – When Back Pain attends Leucorrhea
Pulsatilla is prepared from a plant Pulsatilla Nigricans Wind Flower of the natural order Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla is helpful for salpingitis when back pain attends leucorrhoea. There are thick, cream-like vaginal discharges that are burning in nature. There may be extreme pain during periods that spreads to the pelvic region, small of back and thighs. It is attended with great restlessness and pressure and heaviness felt in the abdomen. There may also be vomiting along with the pain.
7. Staphisagria – For Frequent Urination
Staphisagria is prepared from seeds of a plant Delphinium Staphisagria or Stavesacre of the natural order Ranunculaceae. Staphisagria is beneficial to manage complaint of frequent urination in salpingitis cases. The urine may either be scanty or copious varying from case to case. Pressure upon the bladder is felt with sensation as if it did not empty. Sometimes burning is felt during and after passing urine. The genitals may also be sensitive that is worse on sitting. Vaginal discharge may attend with itching in the vulva.
8. Hydrastis – For Thick Yellow Vaginal Discharges
Hydrastis is prepared from the fresh root of plant Hydrastis Canadensis of the natural order Ranunculaceae. Hydrastis is indicated for salpingitis when the vaginal discharges are thick and yellow. The discharges are tenacious and profuse. They also tend to cause itching and have an offensive odor.
9. Medorrhinum – For cases with a history of Gonorrhoea
Medorrhinum is a top listed medicine to treat pelvic infections including salpingitis. Its use is indicated for cases of salpingitis having a history of gonorrhea infection. The symptom to use Medorrhinum is acrid, itchy and excoriating vaginal discharges. The discharges are thick and have a peculiar fishy odor. This medicine also helps to manage intense pain during periods.
Symptoms of Salpingitis
The symptoms of salpingitis include abnormal vaginal discharge having unusual color or smell; pain during periods/ovulation/intercourse; lower back pain; abdominal pain; spotting between periods; frequent urination; nausea; vomiting; and fever. Few long – term complications may arise in cases of untreated salpingitis. These complications include – scarring/adhesion and blockage of fallopian tubes; ectopic pregnancy, abscess in the fallopian tube; infection in uterus and ovaries.