Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Pelvic inflammatory disease is a general term which refers to the infection of female reproductive organs.
- The female reproductive system consists of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
- Pelvic Inflammatory disease or PID is a serious consequence of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Sexually active women in the age group of 15 to 25 years, especially who have multiple sexual partners are at a higher risk although the disease may occur in women with monogamous relationship.
- Increased risk of Infertility and ectopic pregnancy, especially tubal pregnancies are serious consequences of Pelvic Inflammatory disease.
Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
General: The most common symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory disease include -
- Abdominal pain
- Vaginal discharge
Other symptoms include -
- Lack of appetite,
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Bleeding after intercourse
- Irregular menstrual bleeding
- Low back pain
- Frequency of urination
- Painful urination
Sometimes, there may be no symptoms at all and the Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) may be silent.