The Pelvic inflammatory disease, popularly known as PID, is an infection of the female reproductive organs. Normally, the PID occurs when sexually transmitted disease bacteria escalates from your vagina to your Fallopian tubes, uterus or even ovaries. The two main sexually transmitted diseases that causes PID are gonorrhea and chlamydia.
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Usually, the PID has no signs or symptoms at all in the initial days. Thus, many people most people are not aware of it until it is too late. Some, however, do not know how urgently they need to seek medication. Nevertheless, the condition can be diagnosed later if one has trouble getting pregnant or if develops a persistent pelvic pain. PID normally advances from 2 days to 3 weeks after exposure to the bacteria. However, this may take quite a while to develop. Quick diagnosis and medication can cure the development of irremediable complications.
Foul vaginal discharge, fever, severe pain low in your abdomen and also nausea are symptoms you should never overlook. Treatment should be sought as early as possible. More so, painful intercourse may be one of the signs. If treatment is not sought early enough, one might get the following complications;
- Infertility One of the leading common cause of infertility is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Since PID damages your reproductive organs, it might cause barrenness. Moreover, delaying treatment might also cause infertility.
- Abscess Inasmuch as your normal skin barrier is broken, the bacteria gets its way through the skin. Thus, the collection of pus forms in your uterine tube. If your uterine tubes are blocked, the treatment to get rid of the blockages may not be possible. Before its too late, one needs to get treated.
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- Ectopic pregnancy This IS pregnancy that occurs outside the womb, which PID can contribute to.