– 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;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.