pelvic-inflammatory-disease

This condition is the infection of female reproductive organs. The disease is commonly acquired or transmitted sexually that can cause organ damage and infertility. Ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes or other parts of the reproductive system can be damaged that can result in severe pain and difficulty to get pregnant.

Risk Factors

* Those who had gonorrhea and chlamydia or other sexually transmitted diseases are at more risk to have PID.

* Women with different sexual partners.

* Those who had PID may have another episode.

* Teens who are sexually active may have the disease as well.

* Studies also revealed that douching can contribute to PID as it can push the bacteria towards the upper genitalia.

Symptoms

* Pain during sexual intercourse

* Nausea and vomiting

* Abnormal vaginal discharge

* High fever or chills

* Dull pain or tenderness in the stomach

* Cramping or spotting that can last for a month

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  1. July 29, 2019

    Several different types of bacteria can cause PID, including the same bacteria that cause the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) gonorrhea and chlamydia. What commonly occurs is that bacteria first enter the vagina and cause an infection. As time passes, this infection can move into the pelvic organs. PID can become extremely dangerous, even life-threatening, if the infection spreads to your blood. If you suspect that you may have an infection, see your doctor as soon as possible.

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