Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is an infection and inflammation of a women pelvic organs including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and cervix. Pelvic inflammatory Disease usually develops as a result of the spread of a sexually transmitted disease.
Most cases of PID are caused by Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Trachomatis, and Tuberculosis.
Complications of untreated Pelvic Inflammatory Disease can include scar tissue, swelling of tubes, hydrosalpinx, pyosalpinx, enteric fever, and a burst appendix.
Several types of bacteria could lead to PID, of which the most common are gonorrhea or chlamydia infections. These bacteria are transmitted from one partner to another during unprotected sex.
Bacteria can also enter the reproductive tract at any time and disturb the natural barrier that the cervix creates. This is most common after childbirth and during menstruation, abortion or miscarriage.
Usually, bacteria enter the reproductive tract when an IUD is inserted into the uterus.
The factors that can increase your risk of PID are:
Not always can PID be detected in women because the symptoms are often very mild, and sometimes women don’t display any symptoms at all.
However, when present, the symptoms of PID include:
PID can be treated in these ways:
Our entire team of fertility experts works collaboratively to come up with an effective treatment plan tailor-made for each patient.
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