Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pelvic Infection)

About- Pelvic inflammatory disease or pelvic inflammatory disorder (PID) or pelvic infection is an infection of the upper part of the female reproductive system namely the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, and inside of the pelvis.

Symptoms-
 Abdominal pain (both upper and lower abdomen)
 Pelvic pain
 Fever
 Painful intercourse
 Bleeding during intercourse
 Painful or difficult urination
 Heavy vaginal discharge with a foul smell
 Tiredness
 Abnormal uterine bleeding between menstrual cycles
 Chills

Causes-
Although many types of bacteria can cause
Pelvic inflammatory disease, but gonorrhea or chlamydia infections are the most common which are usually acquired during unprotected sex
Several risk factors
 Having sex being under the age of 25
 Having multiple sexual partners
 Having sex with a person who has more than one sex partner
 Having sex without a condom
 Douching
 History of Pelvic inflammatory disease or a sexually transmitted infection
 Using an intrauterine device (IUD) to prevent a pregnancy

Specialist to visit
 Gynecologist and Obstetrician

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicinenet.com

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