The Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is an inflammation in the female upper reproductive tract, which includes the structures of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. P.I.D is caused by Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Pelvic surgery etc.There are many types of infections associated with P.I.D.
However, the most common P.I.D are Chlamydia and gonorrhea.The treatment involves antibiotics or in extreme cases, surgery may be necessary.
Younger age: young women are more susceptible to contract Sexually Transmitted Diseases. This may be as a result of douching or sexual hyper activeness.
Below Are The Symptoms Of P.I.D
The signs and symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease might be mild and difficult to recognize. Some women don't have any signs or symptoms. When signs and symptoms of PID are present, they most often include:
Pain — ranging from mild to severe — in your lower abdomen and pelvis
Abnormal or heavy vaginal discharge that may have an unpleasant odor
Abnormal uterine bleeding, especially during or after intercourse, or between menstrual cycles
Pain during intercourse
Fever, sometimes with chills
Painful, frequent or difficult urination
When to see a doctor
See your doctor or seek urgent medical care if you experience:
Severe pain low in your abdomen.
Nausea and vomiting, with an inability to bend.
Fever, with a temperature higher than 101 F (38.3 C)
Foul vaginal discharge.
If you have signs and symptoms of PID that aren't severe, still see your doctor as soon as possible. Vaginal discharge with an odor, painful urination or bleeding between menstrual cycles can also be symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). If these signs and symptoms occur, stop having sex and see your doctor soon. Prompt treatment of an STI can help prevent PID.
It is important that when one starts treatment,the partner should also be involved in the treatment.
Preventive measures : contraceptives or barrier methods such as condoms and some oral contraceptives can reduce the risks of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
It is worthy of note that if P.I.D is not properly treated,it could cause infertility.
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