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Pelvic inflammatory diseases

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Pelvic inflammatory diseases

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It occurs when sexually transmitted germs move from the vaginal area to the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. Pelvic pain, fever, and the possibility of vaginal discharge are some of its common symptoms. 

Cause of Pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID) are caused by bacteria that enter the female reproductive tract. 

The bacterial infection spreads from the vagina through the cervix into the uterus, fallopian tube.

 

Treatment of Pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID)

Even if you don’t have any symptoms other than infertility when you’re first diagnosed, the primary aim in treating pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is to address the underlying infection. PID is a condition that can deteriorate over time. The sooner you get it treated, the less harm your reproductive organs will suffer.

PID may cause difficulties during conception, and this is one of the many reasons a woman should get it treated before becoming pregnant. Treatment for infertility that results from the infection should be started only after the infection has been treated.

Steps followed for the treatment of PID

Prescribed medication for PID

Your fertility experts will suggest you some antibiotics for one to two weeks. Often, the symptoms start to improve and the patient is called back to the clinic for further examination.

If a patient still has symptoms, they are recommended to visit the clinic to receive the medication through an IV drip.

Solution for pain related to PID

Pelvic pain can persist after PID treatment for some women. Adhesions and scar tissue, which are not treated by antibiotics, can cause pain.

With the help of surgery, it is important to remove pelvic adhesions that PID caused.

OTC pain medicines, hormone treatments, acupuncture, psychotherapy and over-the-counter pain medicines, antidepressants (even if you’re not depressed), hormone treatments, physical therapy, acupuncture, and trigger injections are all alternatives given to manage chronic pelvic pain.

FAQs

Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) a life-threatening condition?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious infection that can develop if certain infections or STDs go undiagnosed. PID may induce continuous discomfort.

How can I tell if I’m affected by PID?

  • Discomfort and pain in your lower abdomen
  • Fever
  • Abnormal discharge with a foul odour
  • Painful sexual intercourse 
  • Burning sensations while urinating

How do doctors diagnose Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

As there isn’t any specific test conducted, a pelvic exam is done to diagnose PID. The expert will check for any discomfort, pain, tenderness, and irregular vaginal discharge.

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