Pelvic Inflammatory Disorder (PID): Treatment, Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis
PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It commonly occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from your vagina to your uterus, fallopian tubes. Mostly women who fall prey to this Disease either experience no symptoms and they do not look for its treatment at its primary stages. This disease may be detected only later when they have trouble getting pregnant or if they develop a chronic pelvic pain..
- Endometrial (removing a small piece of your womb lining to test for cancer)
- Getting an intrauterine device (IUD)
- You have a sex partner with Gonorrhea or Chlamydia.
- You have sex with many different people.
- You have had an STI in the past.
- You have recently had PID.
- You have sex earlier the age 20.
Other common symptoms that may occur with PID:
- Bleeding after intercourse
- Being very tired
- Pain during urination.
- Frequently having urination.
- Menstrual cramps that upset more than normal or last longer than usual
- Unusual bleeding or spotting during your period
- Not feeling hungry
- Nausea and vomiting
- Skipping your period
- Pain when you have intercourse
Exams and Tests for PID
- Bleeding from your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your uterus.
- Fluid coming out of your cervix.
- Feels pain when someone touch your cervix.
- Your uterus, tubes, or ovaries becomes more sensitive.
- WBC count
- A swab taken of your vagina or cervix.
- Pelvic ultrasound or CT scan.
- Pregnancy test
Risk Factors for Pelvic Inflammatory Disorder
- Having abundant sex and being under the age of 25
- Having sex with more than one person
- Sexual intercourse without a protection
- Using an IUD to avoid a pregnancy