Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID)
“What commonly occurs is that bаctеriа first еntеr thе vаginа аnd cаusе аn infеctiоn. Аs timе passes, this infection can move into the pelvic оrgаns. PID can bеcоmе еxtrеmеly dаngеrоus, еvеn lifе-thrеаtеning if thе infection sprеаds tо yоur blооd. If you suspect that you may have an infection, sее your doctor аs sооn аs possible.” Albert T. Courtney
What is PID?
Inflammation is always bad no matter where you have it but it is the worst when it affects your reproductive health. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a woman’s reproductive system infection. It can be treated with the help of antibiotics. This infection is present in the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It is one of the sexually transmitted diseases. It causes serious issues if it is not cured for a long time. It causes a serious problem in pregnant women because it starts to pain and does not go away.
What are the Symptoms of PID?
It is very easy to know that you have PID because it has many symptoms that are easily recognizable and therefore they will make you feel that the situation is alarming enough to see a doctor immediately. The following are the symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease.
- Pain around pelvis
- Pain and peeing
- Discomfort during sex that felt deep inside the pelvis
- Bleeding between periods and after sex
- Heavy periods
- Painful periods
- Vaginal discharge which is a yellow and green color
- Fever and chills
These warning signs are enough on their own to make you move from the comfort zone and consult a health care practitioner to get suitable medical help.
Are there any Severe Symptoms?
If PID is left untreated for a longer time it is likely to cause even more severe symptoms that are unbearable. The pelvic inflammatory disease also causes some serious causes that are the following:
- Severe pain in the lower belly
- High fever above 100C
Causes of PID
Pelvic inflammatory disease PID is caused by bacterial infection so that can happen when bacteria travel from the cervix and vagina to the womb, fallopian tubes, or ovaries so they cause infection to spread and cause PID.
Risk Factors of PID
You are at great risk if you have gonorrhea and chlamydia or any other sexually transmitted disease and some of the other factors that make you more prone towards the development of PID are given below:
- Sex under 25 years old
- Having more than one sex partners
- Sex without using condoms
- Having a history of this type of disorder
Diagnosis of PID
The doctor usually checks that you have PID or not by reviewing the symptoms that you are suffering from. He may also use some other techniques such as:
- Pelvic examination
- Cervical culture
- Urine test
All these tests help to determine the right disorder behind your symptoms and help to rule out any other cause for them.
Treatment for PID
Pelvic inflammatory disease can be treated with the help of some antibiotics because it is a bacterial infection and some temporary abstinence and some treatment are also done for your partner.