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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

It is defined as the infection of the female reproductive tract. It is commonly occurred due to sexually transmitted bacteria from vagina to uterus or ovaries.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms include:PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE syndrome Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Painful urination
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Fever
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Heavy vaginal discharge
Causes

There are many bacteria which cause PID most common are gonorrhea and chlamydia in sexually active women. Less common causes are intrauterine device or long-term birth control medications.

Diagnosis

After taking history your doctor might recommend the following tests:

  • Pelvic examination to check any physical abnormality
  • Blood test to check infectious organism
  • Urine culture
  • Ultrasound of uterus to check the extend of disease
Treatment

Treatment options include:

  • Avoid sexual intercourse until disease is cured.
  • Antibiotics to treat the bacterial infection
  • Treat your partner to prevent reinfection
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