With the onset of cold weather women are more likely to complain to a doctor about lower abdominal pain, frequent and painful urination, feeling of enlargement of inguinal lymph nodes and even an increase in temperature.
The obstetrician-gynecologist of the Center of Reproductive Health told about these symptoms and their dangers.
"As a child, many of us have heard warnings from parents - "Do not sit on the cold! And this is for a reason, especially when it comes to women's bodies. Firstly, this is due to the anatomic features of the female genitalia: the urethra in women is five times shorter than in men, so the risk of developing various diseases in them is more than five times higher! In addition to inflammation of the urethra and as a result - cystitis and pyelonephritis - you can "catch a cold" female reproductive organs! But what does it mean to "catch a cold"? Most often it is inflammation of the uterine appendages, either acute or transferred, with the transition to chronic condition", - said the gynecologist.
Inflammation of the ovaries and fallopian tubes is called "salpingo-oophoritis.
As noted by the gynecologist, this is a fairly serious diagnosis, which may lead to infertility, chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and even the formation of purulent tubovarial masses.
With such a diagnosis, surgery is inevitable, with the affected organ most often removed to avoid the spread of infection to other organs.
If the disease is not addressed in time, it can develop a chronic form or chronic adnexitis - this leads to a violation of the proper functioning of the organs of the reproductive system, inflammation in the ovaries, disruption of ovulation.