The menopause is a part of a woman’s life. Although most women don’t have to face this transitional period until their 40’s and 50’s, women who have a hysterectomy can expect to experience early menopause, with symptoms more severe than normal. During this time your ovaries will shut down, and you will no longer be able to conceive. Whether you are experiencing the menopause naturally or as a result of having a hysterectomy, one thing is for sure – this doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life.
Salpingitis is the inflammation/infection of the fallopian tubes that extend from the uterus to the ovaries. When an infection occurs there is extra fluid (or pus) inside the fallopian tube and it is almost inevitable that when one tube is infected, the other will be too because of the movement of bacteria from the infection through the lymphatic system.
Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix which can be caused by tampons, IUD strings, chemicals or an infection of some description such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea. It can range from mild to severe and symptoms may include vaginal discharge, back and pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, bleeding following intercourse.