What can be done to prevent the condition?
Prevention of salpingitis is not always possible. Practicing safer sex may decrease the risk. Early
treatment of pelvic inflammatory
disease and other infections helps prevent salpingitis.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Salpingitis can cause many long-term effects, including:
infertility from blocked
adhesions or scar tissue in the fallopian tubes
ectopic pregnancy, or a
in which the fetus develops outside the uterus
chronic pelvic pain
recurrent pelvic infections
the need for a hysterectomy
What are the risks to others?
Salpingitis itself is not contagious and poses no risk to others. If the cause is a sexually transmitted disease, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia infection, the infection is