Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Some women with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease have no symptoms and many have only mild symptoms which often go unnoticed.

Symptoms may include:

  • Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease PIDLower abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Unusual discharge from the vagina
  • Deep pain during intercourse
  • Pain when urinating
  • Heavier and more painful periods
  • Unusual bleeding after intercourse or between menstrual periods
  • Fever

Complications/Consequences of PID?

Women who have or have had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease are more likely to have damaged the fallopian tubes, which causes scarring, which in turn can lead to infertility.  Additionally, women who have or have had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease have more chance of having an ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Ectopic pregnancy is a dangerous condition where the pregnancy implants in the tube rather than in the uterus.

If you get Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) again, it will double the risk of these complications occurring. Therefore, it is important ,when diagnosed with PID, to complete all the medication and to follow all the steps to prevent any further pelvic infection.

 

 


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