Pelvic inflammatory disease or PID is an infection caused by bacteria, when bacteria from the vagina travel to your womb or fallopian tubes or ovaries, they can cause an infection. it is usually the complication of a sexually transmitted infection such s chlamydia and gonorrhea. other causes of infection may also result in PID.
According to the report of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, 1 out of 8 women who had the pelvic inflammatory disease may find it challenging to get pregnant. Moreover, the condition can be more severe and life-threatening one if the infection gets into the bloodstream.
But the good news is, reducing your risk of ending up with the pelvic inflammatory disease is fairly easy. PID can be treated very easily if it’s diagnosed very early on. Here is also a bad news, if when the condition is put under control, the woman’s reproductive system is no longer possible.
Here we describe some of the things that every woman should know about this dangerous infection. Read all instructions very carefully, with the symptoms, preventive measure, risk factors and treatments options.
Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
It is possible that you have the infection of pelvic disease but not know about it due to the absence of symptoms or it can be so mild. Below we describe all symptoms of the pelvic disease that can help you to identify if you have this infection.
- the common symptom of the pelvic disease is a pain in the abdomen, especially in the lower part.
- feeling burning during urination
- pain during sexual intercourse, or accompanied by bleeding
- unusual bleeding or irregular bleeding, between periods.
- vaginal discharge, usually with a foul odor
as already mentioned above the symptoms of Pelvic infection, if present is usually very mild. the women who experience severe symptoms may also have fainting spells, vomiting, and high fever.
Some other factors that can cause PID are:
- having sexual relation
- having numerous sex partners
- being 25 years of age or below
- having sex with someone who has multiple sex partners
- being diagnosed with PID in the past
- using UID as a birth control method
In order to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease, you should keep yourself from having an STI such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. it can be attained by avoiding vaginal, anal and also oral sex. This is a good idea for you to avoid douching in order to prevent the infection of bacteria into the vagina.
If you are sexually active, you can lower the chances of having PID by practicing safe sex, in particular by using latex condoms in the correct manner. you should also visit your doctor for the test, it also a wise move. Moreover, you should engage in sex only with a long-term partner who has been tested for STI.
Treatment for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
As we said earlier, PID can be treated easily if it is detected by a doctor just as the infection is starting. but any damage occurs to a woman’s reproductive organs caused by it may no longer be reversible.