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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and the causes

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that occurs in female reproductive organs. The source is usually a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

What is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

Pelvic inflammatory disease occurs via the infection of female reproductive organs. The reproductive system refers to the part of the body that is charged with getting pregnant and having a baby.

The reproductive organs that PID affects include the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Having PID may cause you to develop stomach pain in your lower abdomen (belly). It can also include an unusual discharge (leaking) from your vagina.

How do you get Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

Most people usually get PID via unprotected sex, However up to 15% of these infections are not from a sexual transmission. Sex may be a gate way for bacteria entering the reproductive system and infecting your organs.

How does pelvic inflammatory disease affect me?

PID infection can damage parts of your reproductive system, for example, the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. PID can bring a painful experience upon you besides making it difficult to become pregnant. PID can also result in a number of infections in the pelvis called a tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA) which, when untreated can render people very sick.

Who’s at risk for PID?

Doing the following puts you at a higher risk for pelvic inflammatory disease:

  • Having a sexually transmitted infection (STIs), and most particularly gonorrhea or chlamydia.
  • Having many sexual partners or a partner who has had multiple partners.
  • Having had PID in the past.
  • Are sexually active and below 25 years of age.

How common is pelvic inflammatory disease?

Every year, more than 1 million women get PID in the U.S. The condition also renders more than 100,000 women infertile and especially via cases of ectopic pregnancies.

An ectopic pregnancy is situation in which a baby begins developing outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. Any untreated ectopic pregnancy requires immediate medical attention.

PID cases have dropped significantly in recent years, maybe because women today get tested more regularly for chlamydia and gonorrhea, which are the most common causes of PID.

What causes pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

When bacteria enter the reproductive tract, the result is often pelvic inflammatory disease. These bacteria pass through the vagina, through the cervix, and into the uterus, then fallopian tubes and ovaries, and into the pelvis.

Customarily, when bacteria penetrate the vagina, the cervix stops them from spreading deeper to some other reproductive organs. However at times, the cervix can become infected by an STI like gonorrhea and chlamydia. When that occurs, it becomes less able to keep bacteria out.

Untreated gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause around 90% of PID cases. Here are some other causes:

  • Pelvic procedures
  • Abortion
  • Childbirth
  • Inserting an intrauterine device (IUD), either copper or hormonal

If you haven’t tested to be sure that you are absolutely PID-free, my advice is that you do the test as soon as possible. If the test is positive, contact us for an effective treatment using 100% natural medications.

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