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COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease is a reproductive health condition among women that occurs when there is an infection. The condition involves affecting the reproductive organs in a female body such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and uterus. If left untreated for a longer time, it can cause severe complications.

It is even found in the studies that the problem can be life-threatening as it can cause infection by spreading the blood to your body. Hence, if you observe any signs of pelvic inflammatory disease ensure to get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.

Pelvic inflammatory disease symptoms

Some females with a pelvic inflammatory disease don’t involve any symptoms however some females might experience symptoms that include:

  • Usually, women experience severe pain in the lower and upper abdomen.
  • There are other signs such as fever, painful sex, and tiredness.
  • Some women experience serious pain during sexual intercourse.
  • Irregular bleeding is one of the pelvic inflammatory symptoms which shouldn’t be overlooked.
  • Females can also experience enhanced and foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

The pelvic inflammatory disease also involves causing mild and moderate pain, although some females have serious pain and signs like unbearable abdomen pain, vomiting frequently, fainting, and a high fever.

If you experience serious symptoms, connect with your doctor instantly or visit the emergency room. The infection can also spread to the bloodstream and other body parts which ends up causing a threat to life.

Pelvic inflammatory disease causes

One of the primary pelvic inflammatory disease causes is bacteria entering the reproductive system of a female. These bacteria spread through the vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvis.

Usually, when bacteria enter the vagina, the cervix has the efficiency of keeping them from spreading deeper to other reproductive systems. However, at times, the cervix can also get infected by a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia, and gonorrhoea. Hence, it is always better to keep them out when something like that happens.

Mostly gonorrhoea and chlamydia lead to causing more than 90% of pelvic inflammatory disease causes. There are other causes such as abortion, childbirth, pelvic procedures, and intrauterine device insertion. This kind of infection is preventable with the sexually transmitted disease across the IUD placement time.

When to see a doctor

It is crucial to consult or visit your doctor when you notice that you are experiencing frequent severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, an inefficiency to keep anything down, a fever that is more than 101F, and foul vaginal discharge.

If you experience pelvic inflammatory disease signs that are not serious, then also you must not overlook meeting your provider. Painful urination, bleeding during periods, and vaginal discharge with an odour can indicate sexually transmitted infection (STI) symptoms. Getting treatment for STIs on time can help in preventing the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease.

Pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosis

If you experience any pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosis, it is crucial to reach out to your doctor as getting treatment at right time can be useful. There is a process that your doctor will follow for pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosis that includes:

  • Firstly, the doctor will commence clinical history which includes knowing your general health, sexual activities, and signs.
  • In the next step, a doctor will follow a pelvic exam so that your reproductive organs can be assessed. It will help in understanding the infection signs.
  • There will be an initiation of vaginal culture to take out the bacteria samples.

Other tests

There are other tests your doctor might recommend for the precise pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosis and they are:

  • Blood tests as it benefits in getting a clear picture of the problem.
  • Secondly, there will be a recommendation for urine tests so that probabilities of urinary tract infections are ruled out.
  • The doctor will also order ultrasound tests for getting a complete understanding of the female’s reproductive organs.

Your doctor might also suggest:

  • Firstly, there will be an endometrial biopsy for removing and testing small tissue samples from the women's endometrium.
  • Laparoscopy will also be recommended as it involves the use of small incisions and an instrument so that doctors can have a close look at the reproductive system.
  • Culdocentesis is recommended which involves a test so that the doctor can take out the fluid from the female’s vagina for evaluation.

Pelvic inflammatory disease treatment

Your doctor will recommend antibiotics for pelvic inflammatory disease treatment. Ensure taking your medications regularly, even when you begin to feel better. It is because infection takes time to disappear completely, however the symptoms go away. Your doctor will keep evaluating your condition from time to time and may ask you to return for a check-up.

The doctor can also recommend surgery for pelvic inflammatory disease treatment although this is uncommon. It is recommended when there is a rupturing of an abscess in the female pelvis. It is also initiated when the doctor observes that the infection is not responding to treatment.

Pelvic inflammatory disease prevention

Here are certain ways that can help you with pelvic inflammatory disease prevention:

  • Get yourself involved in the protective sexual intercourse
  • Regular testing for sexually transmitted infections
  • Avert yourself from douching
  • Getting in touch with the doctor as soon as you notice the symptoms

Why should you choose Rukmani Birla Hospital for pelvic inflammatory disease treatment?

Rukmani Birla Hospital, Jaipur is a well-known multi-special hospital operating across the city for years. The hospital is integrated with various specialties so that patients can find treatment for every disease. For the best treatment and care, we have aligned the team of doctors who are not only highly qualified and skilled but also hold years of experience in their fields.

Our primary USPs include the latest and advanced technologies, affordability, accessibility for the services, etc. We always ensure our presence to the patients 24*7. So, if you want to get treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease, then we are your finest choice. We have a gynecological department that incorporates expert and talented gynecologists.

They will ensure the exceptional care and treatment that you require for diseases like pelvic inflammatory disease. You must reach out to us at the earliest once you are diagnosed with any kind of reproductive issues.


What is the serious form of pelvic inflammatory disease?

The serious form of pelvic inflammatory disease is an abscess that is a gathering of puss in the female’s reproductive tract. It affects your fallopian tubes and ovaries, and can also grow in the pelvic organs and the uterus.

How much time does pelvic inflammatory disease take to develop?

The pelvic inflammatory disease can be developed in around 7-8 months and the risk of growing the condition daily. 

What bacteria causes pelvic inflammatory disease?

The bacteria which are responsible for pelvic inflammatory diseases are chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhea. These affect the reproductive tract of a female and can cause infertility leading to damaging the reproductive system permanently.

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