Pelvic Inflammatory Disease


– What to know about the pelvic inflammatory disease.

– Causes, symptoms, and treatments of this condition.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) simply refers to an infection and inflammation of a woman’s pelvic organs. These organs include the uterus (the womb), Fallopian tubes (tubes), ovaries, and cervix.

These pelvic inflammatory diseases are very common and affect quite a number of women every year. The infection can also spread to other parts of your body and if it spreads to your blood, it can become life-threatening.

Also, there are risk factors of PID, these factors include the following;

  1. When an individual has gonorrhea or Chlamydia and some other types of bacteria, there is a higher risk of having an inflammatory disease that relates to the pelvis.
  2. Pelvic inflammatory disease usually develops as the result of the spread of a sexually-transmitted disease ( STD ). Also, an individual can develop PID when she has an STI and in some cases, without STIs, PIC can occur.

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
  3. Also, having sex with multiple sex partners or having intercourse without protection can cause PID. When you are sexually active at a very tender age, it can increase the risk of having PID.
  4. The use of an intrauterine device (IUD) to prevent a pregnancy is also another cause.

Pelvic inflammatory disease may or may not have any symptoms or signs. But its likely symptoms include the following;

  • Pelvic pain that is the pain in the lower abdomen and this is the most common symptom. Pain in the upper abdomen can also occur.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse can also occur.
  • A high fever, vomiting, and fainting can happen.
  • Painful urination, vaginal discharge, abnormal bleeding, etc can also occur.

Consulting a medical doctor when situations like these arise is a wise thing to do. Do not keep things to yourself, seek medical advice and care.