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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - PID

December 4, 2020

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?


PID is an infection of the organs of the female reproductive system. It usually occurs due to some STDs, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. The bacteria spread from the woman’s vagina to her pelvic organs which are in the lower abdomen, including the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix.

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To stay on the safer side, you must always be open about your sexual activities with your doctor, especially if you’re worried about having any STDs or STIs. If you get PID once, there are high chances you may get it again if you stay ignorant. 


Common ways to reduce the risk:


  • Practice safe intercourse
  • Make sure your partner has tested negative for any STDs 
  • Get tested immediately if you have any symptoms 
  • Avoid douches 
  • Be honest with your Gynaecologist



The symptoms for PID are usually very subtle, some women may also be asymptomatic. Resulting, women may not even know they have the disease until they are facing trouble while trying to conceive. 


Common symptoms for PID:


  • Sharp pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis
  • High fever 
  • Heavy unusual discharge with a foul odor
  • Pain or bleeding during intercourse
  • Pain during urination 
  • Abnormal bleeding between menstrual cycle 
  • Nausea 
  • Fatigue 
  • Chills 


The disease may get serious if avoided, as the infection may spread to the bloodstream, and may also reduce your chances to get pregnant. If you feel like you may have any of the above signs or symptoms, it is best to visit your Gynaecologist immediately. 


It is best to get treated immediately, as the longer you wait, there may be more complications. If you have any signs of an STI and get help soon, you can avoid the chances of getting PID. Focusing on the positive note, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease can be cured if it has been detected in an early stage. Remember to always stay safe, and prioritize your health!

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