Pelvic Inflammatory Disorder (PID): Treatment, Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis
Pelvic inflammatory disorder is an infection of a woman's womb (uterus), ovaries, or fallopian tubes”.
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.
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In the common causes of PID is its transmission from a sexual activity. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the most commonly found to be the causes of PID. Sometimes the bacteria can be in the neck of the womb for some time without causing any symptoms. When they pass into the womb you become ill. This is why you might develop PID in weeks or months after having sex with an infected person. Bacteria can also enter your body during a medical procedure such as:
- Endometrial (removing a small piece of your womb lining to test for cancer)
- Getting an intrauterine device (IUD)
There are more chances of developing PID if:
- 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.
The normal and most common symptoms of PID contain, fever, pain or tenderness in the pelvis, lower belly, or lower back and discharge of fluid from your vagina that has an uncommon color, feel, or smell.
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.
You may have lab tests to check for signs of infection:
- WBC count
- A swab taken of your vagina or cervix.
- Pelvic ultrasound or CT scan.
- Pregnancy test
Risk Factors for Pelvic Inflammatory Disorder
Your risk of pelvic inflammatory disease increases if you have Gonorrhea or Chlamydia. Factors that can cause pelvic inflammatory disorder include:
- 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
If PID is not treated earlier then it gets worst and while having this women faces difficulty in getting pregnant. ZhongBa hospital provides its complete treatment at early stage. ZhongBa hospital has female Chinese gynecologists in Lahore. They treat people with the help of latest technology and Chinese traditional medicines.
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