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An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus. The most common site is within a fallopian tube. More rarely an embryo may implant within an ovary, in the cervix, or on the abdominal wall






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Salpingitis

Salpingitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

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 fallopian tubes
  • adhesions or scar tissue in the fallopian tubes
  • ectopic pregnancy, or a pregnancy 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 contagious.


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    Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 07/05/01



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