What Is PID?

Pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID) occur because of the presence of some serious infection in a woman’s organism. They strike uterus, ovaries and uterine tubes. The consequences of those diseases may be very serious either. A scar tissue may appear in pelvis or uterine tubes. It can lead to the infertility, ectopic pregnancy or chronic pelvic pain.

The pelvic inflammatory diseases occurs when the bacteria get into the pelvic organs. More often, it occurs because of the development of such diseases as gonorrhea and chlamydiosis. In most of the cases, PID strike young women, in the age of 15-24 years. The additional factors that may cause pelvic inflammatory diseases are the following:

1.       Sexually transmitted diseases at the moment or in the past.

2.       Several sexual partners at the same time.

3.       Ignoring of the barrier contraception methods.

4.       The installation of the intrauterine spiral for the pregnancy prevention.

This group of diseases often does not show any symptoms. Still, if they occur, they may include pain in the lower part of the stomach, smelly vaginal discharge, fatigue, fever, dizziness and sickness, painful sex and urination or vaginal bleeding.

The diagnostic of PID may be rather difficult because in most of the cases they show symptoms very slightly or do not show them at all. A patient requires pelvic examination. If there are any grounds to suspect the disease, some examples of tissues or microflora may be taken for the analysis. In addition, the blood analysis and laparoscopy are effective in diagnosing pelvic inflammation. In some extra cases the USD or MRI are required.

The PID treatment includes antibiotics, sometimes even the several types of them at once. If the disease went too far, a patient can even be hospitalized and undergo the surgical removal of the infected tissues or if they are damaged too much.

To prevent PID and STD, take care of the proper contraception, intimate hygiene and be careful in the choice of sexual partners.


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