Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is also known as PID. It is an infection of the female reproductive organs. This is a serious complication of sexually transmitted disease, and along with doing irreversible damage to the uterus, ovaries, and others, it’s also the single most preventable cause of infertility in women. In this article, we’re going to look at just what exactly causes Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and in the process help you to figure out just what your next step should be. Let’s get started by looking at the causes of this disease.
What causes Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?
In normal situations, the cervix will prevent bacteria that enters the vagina from migrating to the rest of the reproductive organs and areas. If the cervix is then introduced to a sexually transmitted disease, it grows weaker and will not be able to prevent this bacteria as well as it should in a normal situation.
PID then occurs when the cervix is unable to prevent the spread of bacteria to the internal organs. In fact, untreated gonorrhea and chlamydia account for 90 percent of all the cases of PID that happen.
This disease is often discovered because of a dull pain in either the stomach or else the lower abdominal area. There could also be an unusual vaginal discharge that’s either yellow or green in color. Painful urination will also tip you off, as will high fever or chills. Vomiting and nausea and pain during sex will also let you know that something is wrong.
What can I do about it?
When you’re trying to find a center that can give you comprehensive help when it comes to your safety and healthcare, call DFW Center for Fertility and IVF. We have years of experience dealing with cases just like yours. If you’re facing any of the above symptoms, get in touch with us by phone today by calling (469) 854-0305.