Pelvic Inflammatory disease

By Cicle Health on 29 Nov, 2022
Pelvic Inflammatory disease

The Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is the infection of the female reproductive organ, which can be found in the pelvic region. The pelvis is in the lower part of the stomach and it includes the Fallopian Tube, Ovaries, Uterus and the Cervix.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease occurs when sexually accessed bacteria spread from the vagina to the Uterus, Fallopian tubes or Ovaries.


Its symptoms can be very light. Some women do not experience any symptoms at all. Most times, women do not realize they have this disease until they find it difficult having children. If the infection spread to the blood, it can cause sepsis (infection of the blood), which is very dangerous and might lead to death. If you suspect that you can have infection, then consult a doctor as soon as possible. You can consult our doctor to speak about your health issues. Click here to book an appointment

Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Some women do not show symptoms and only find out about the infection during a routine pelvic exam or when conceiving becomes difficult. For those who will show symptoms, some of the symptoms are:

  • Pain in the lower stomach and pelvic.
  • Heavy Discharge from the vagina with an unpleasant odour.
  • Heavy periods
  • Bleeding between two menstrual cycles
  • Pain during sex.
  • Fever and chills
  • Pain while urinating

If you have any of these symptoms, please contact our doctor immediately. Some other conditioners can also see such symptoms, so the doctor will do some to test it that you have PID or something else.

Causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is often caused by bacteria that enters the reproductive system through the vagina. Some infection that leads to pelvic inflammatory disease includes: Sexually transmitted infection (STI)

Infections such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea etc. These bacterias can be treated with antibiotics. But if they are not treated, then the bacteria can go to the reproductive organ of the woman. If you have Chlamydia and it is not treated, then it can cause PID

Risks Factors

Many factors can increase the risk of the illness, some of them are:

  • Being sexually active and younger than 25 years old.
  • Having so many sexual partners
  • Unprotected sex


To check for pelvic inflammatory disease, you doctor might ask

Medical history: - Doctors will ask about your sexual history

Symptoms: - Tell the doctor about any symptoms that you are experiencing, even if they are little

Pelvic Exam: - During a Pelvic Exam, doctor will examine Pelvic Region for tenderness and swelling. Doctor can also take a sample of the vagina fluid.

Some tests can be done to get a correct diagnosis

Blood and Urine Test: - These tests can be used to test for a number of infections

Ultrasound: - This test uses sound waves to create an image of the reproductive organs If the diagnosis is still unclear then there may be a need to do other testing, such as:

Endometrial Biopsy: - During this process, the doctor puts a thin tube in Uterus to remove a small sample of endometrial tissues. Tissue is tested for infections and symptoms of inflammation.

Complications of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

If pelvic Inflammatory Disease is not treated, it can permanently damage the reproductive organs

The complications of the Pelvic Inflammatory Disease may be:

Ectopic Pregnancy: -

Pelvic Inflammatory is one of the major causes of ectopic pregnancy. Because of the scarring in the fallopian tube caused by the disease, the fertilized egg won't be able to travel to the uterus, so it gets stuck in the fallopian tube.

Infection: -

Pelvic inflammatory disease can cause complications like Sepsis, chronic liver or kidney problem.

Chronic Pelvic Pain:-

PID can cause pelvic pain that can stay for months or years. Scars in the fallopian tube and other pelvic organ can cause pain during intercourse and ovulation


Somethings can be done to prevent PID, some of them includes:

  • Practice Safe Sex
  • Talk to our doctor about birth control
  • Go for checkup regularly
  • Avoid using anything on your vulva and in your vagina
  • Make your partners also go for check ups

Treatment of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Medication can get rid of infection which causes the Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Some treatment includes the following:

Antibiotics: -

Some antibiotics treatment can kill the bacteria that causes PID

Partner's treatment: -

Make sure your partner gets tested and treated for any infection


Surgery might be required to get rid of the scars caused by the infection.

Why choose cicle ?

We at Cicle can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease. All you have to do is contact our health coach and an appointment with a doctor will be made. To book an appointment with a doctor, click here

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