Inflammation in one or both the ovaries (a part of the female reproductive system that produces an ovum means the egg and the female hormones) is referred to as oophoritis. It is frequently seen in combination with salpingitis (inflamed fallopian tubes ) and in this case it is known as salpingo oophoritis. Homeopathic remedies for oophoritis help in reducing the inflammation of ovaries and relieving the symptoms of this disorder.
As in most of the cases the inflammation doesn’t occur in ovaries alone and is accompanied by inflammation in other parts of female genitals like fallopian tubes so the term salpingo-oophoritis or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) are preferable terms.
This condition is common in young females who are sexually active. Mostly it occurs due to sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). First example of such infection is gonorrhea (it is a STI caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae). Another example of this type of infection is chlamydia (this STI is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis). Next it can arise from bacterial infection that travels upwards from vagina, cervix and fallopian tubes. It may result for example during childbirth, from incorrect insertion of intrauterine device or inserting it without proper sterilization, from an abortion/miscarriage. Other than above it may occur from malfunctioning of the immune system known as autoimmune oophoritis.
There may be no symptoms of oophoritis in some cases. When symptoms do arise, they can come slowly and gradually in some cases while in others they occur suddenly. The symptoms include pelvic pain or lower abdominal pain, heavy bleeding during menses, inter menstrual bleeding, excessive vaginal discharge that can be offensive, painful intercourse, bleeding during intercourse, pain / burning while urinating, difficulty in passing urine. In long run cases fever, chills and vomiting can also appear.
If this condition is not properly treated in time then it can lead to damage of the ovaries and fallopian tubes. The damage to the fallopian tube increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy (In this case the fertilized egg in spite of attaching to the uterus is attached to outside the uterus like in fallopian tube, cervix, abdominal cavity). It also makes a female prone to infection and abscess ( a pocket containing pus) formation. In case the abscess bursts it can cause sepsis (which needs immediate medical help as it is severe and can be life threatening). It can also lead to infertility due to scar tissue and blockages.
Homeopathic Remedies for Oophoritis
There is a good scope to manage cases of oophoritis in homeopathy. The symptoms including pelvic pain or lower abdominal pain, heavy bleeding during menses, inter menstrual bleeding, vaginal discharge, painful intercourse, bleeding during intercourse, pain / burning while urinating can be well managed with these medicines. The homeopathic medicines help in these cases by targeting to treat the root cause behind it. Use of homeopathic medicines is recommended in ovaritis cases that are of mild to moderate intensity and where no serious symptom is present. In cases where symptoms are of severe intensity and where symptoms indicate serious issues (like abscess or sepsis) then urgent help from conventional mode of treatment is strictly advised.
Apis Mellifica – Top Grade Medicine
It is a leading medicine for cases of ovaritis. Females needing it complain of sharp, stinging, burning or cutting pains in the ovarian region. This pain may extend down the thigh. The stinging pain may be worse during menses and also after sexual intercourse. There may be tenderness in the ovarian region during periods. The ovary on the right side may be enlarged. They may also have constant urging to urinate with passing little urine at a time. They also feel burning pain while urinating.
Sepia – To Manage Pelvic Pain
It is a well indicated medicine to manage pelvic pain. In cases needing it the pain is mostly bearing down type. Pain, heavy weight and pressure is felt in the ovarian region. Congested feeling in ovaries or stinging sensation can also be felt. Along with this there may be vaginal discharges. These discharges are yellowish, greenish, lumpy or slimy and sometimes blood tinged. It has a bad smell. It gets profuse after urinating. Along with above there is frequent urging to urinate. Apart from above this medicine is also helpful for managing complaints of painful intercourse.
Palladium – For Right Sided Ovarian Inflammation
This medicine is especially indicated for right sided ovaritis. The indications for using this are swelling in the right ovary with soreness. A drawing sensation in the right ovary is also there that radiates downwards. This worsens while standing and on motion. It is relieved by rubbing. A sensation of weight and bearing down in the pelvis also present.
Lachesis – For Ovarian Inflammation on Left Side
This medicine is well indicated for managing left sides ovaritis. For using it the key feature is swelling of the left ovary along with pain which are sharp, shooting in nature. This worsens in the morning. There is relief in the pain during menstrual flow. Thick yellow, milky vaginal discharge may be present with this. It is profuse and leaves greenish stains. The menstrual blood is dark, dirty looking and offensive in most cases where it is required.
Sabina – For Heavy Bleeding during Menses
This medicine is prepared from plant Sabina Officinalis commonly known as Juniperus sabina and Savine. This plant belongs to family coniferae. This medicine is well indicated for managing heavy bleeding during menses. Females who require it have profuse, gushing bright red bleeding during periods. The menstrual flow is mixed with dark clots. The bleeding tends to further increase from least motion. They have pain that goes from sacrum to pubis. Additionally they have vaginal discharges which are thick, yellow and very offensive.
Phosphorus – When there is Inter Menstrual Bleeding
It is a very beneficial medicine for managing inter menstrual bleeding. For using this medicine the episodes of bleeding in between menses are frequent and bleeding is profuse. During periods pain in ovaries especially the left side is felt. This pain can extend down the inner side of the thigh. After periods weakness is there.
Pulsatilla – To Manage Excessive Vaginal Discharge
It is prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans also known as wind flower or pasque flower. It belongs to family ranunculaceae. This medicine is useful when there are thick, creamy, milky white vaginal discharges. This gets worse on lying down. It is attended with burning sensation and genital itching. Weakness occurs from vaginal discharges.
Belladonna – For Pain in Ovaries during Menses
This medicine is prepared from plant deadly nightshade belonging to family solanaceae. It is beneficial for cases where ovarian pain is worse during menses. The pain is a burning or lancinating type. In most cases that need it there is enlargement, hardness of the right ovary accompanied with stitching and throbbing pains. Apart from above its use is also indicated for cases of inter menstrual bleeding.
Podophyllum – For Pain in Right Ovary that Radiates down the Thigh
This medicine is prepared from plant Podophyllum peltatum also known as May Apple. It belongs to the family berberidaceae. Use of this medicine is considered in cases of pain in the right ovary that radiates down the thigh. The pain is shooting type. It gets worse before and during menses. A dragging sensation may also be felt in the ovarian regions.
Thuja – For Pain in Left Ovary
It is a natural medicine prepared from fresh green twigs of plant Thuja occidentalis commonly named as Arbor Vitae. This plant is a family coniferae. It is specifically indicated for pain in the left ovary. The nature of pain for using it can be shooting, cutting, burning or squeezing type. This may radiate into the left leg sometimes. The pain gets worse from walking with need to lie down. Mostly the left ovary inflammation worsens during periods in cases needing it.
Lilium Tigrinum – For Sharp Ovarian Pain
It is prepared from fresh stalk, leaves, and flowers of a plant commonly known as Tiger Lily. This plant falls under family liliaceae. This medicine is preferred in cases of sharp pain in the ovarian region. It is used for females having pain in the lower abdomen which can be cutting, burning, stinging type. It may radiate down the leg. This region is also sensitive to pressure. Other than this it is a valuable medicine for managing dull pain in the ovary accompanied with offensive vaginal discharge.
Argentum Nitricum – For Painful Intercourse and Bleeding after Intercourse
This medicine is prominently indicated to manage complaint of painful intercourse and bleeding after intercourse. Other than this pain in right ovary and back is present which is mostly cutting in nature. Lastly it is indicated for inter menstrual bleeding with pain in the ovarian region. This pain may radiate to thighs.
Cantharis – To Manage Pain / Burning while Urinating
It is a very effective medicine for managing pain / burning while urinating. This medicine is also useful if the pain and burning is present before urination or after urination. An attending symptom is a constant desire to pass urine. Along with above there is cutting, burning, stitching pinching type of pain in the ovaries.