Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PID is an Infection of the Female Reproductive Organs

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID?

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs, which include the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, and cervix. PID is caused by sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhea

At the onset of the infection, women may not experience any symptoms. But, as the infection gets worse, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease symptoms can include:

  • Pain in the lower belly and pelvis
  • Heavy vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor
  • Pain during sex
  • Fever and chills
  • Pain when urinating
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Bleeding between periods

If left untreated, women can experience chronic pain or difficulty getting pregnant. PID is treated with antibiotics over a 5 to 10 day period of time. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease can be cured if caught during the early stages of the infection. Despite antibiotics eradicating the infection, they can reverse the damage that the reproductive organs have already sustained.

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