How you can Prevent Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
PID is an infection that destroys internal and external sex organs that function in the reproduction of new offspring. It is mostly acquired by sexual contact which spreads from your Virginal to uteruses or ovaries.
The signs of PID are not obvious or easily understood. To some, they don’t experience any symptoms until they find it difficult to get pregnant or develop pain or discomfort in the lowest part of the abdomen or pelvic.
Some signs and symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) includes:
- Pelvic pain: gentle or hard pain at the lowest part of your pelvis or abdomen.
- The virginal discharge may have an unpleasant or abnormal odor.
- Bleeding between monthly period, prolonged bleeding, or uterus bleeding during or after sexual intercourse.
- Feeling feverish, uncomfortable, and penetrating cold.
- Difficult or occurring urination.
- High temperature usually higher than 1010 F
If you have any of these signs whether severe or not you are advised to see the doctor for proper treatment.
Early treatment of sexually transmitted infection (STI) can prevent pelvic infection diseases.
What can cause PID?
Sexually transmitted bacteria infection such as gonorrhea and chlamydia can be a major cause of PID
It can also be caused by bacterial that enters into the reproductive tract when the cervix barrier (diaphragm) is interrupted or disturbed either through childbirth, menstruation,
abortion or insertion of birth control or inserting any instrument in the uterus.
What are the factors that increase your risk of pelvic inflammatory disease?
Some of the factors include:
Unprotected sex for sexually active women below 25 years
Having more than one or many sex partners or your partner has multiple sex partners
Unprotected sex especially without using a condom.
Regular washing or cleaning out the Virginal with water or other mixtures of fluids such as soap commonly known as douche.
How to prevent or reduce the risk of PID
- Use protective mechanisms like condoms because many contraceptives like birth control pills do not prevent STI.
- Always use a condom during sex with a new partner
- Maintain only one sex partner and know your partner’s sexual history.
- See your doctor immediately u start having symptoms of STI.
- Early treatment of STI reduces the chances of PID.
In case you are already positive with STI or pelvic inflammatory disease, your partner should also be tested and treated to control or prevent the spread of the disease (PID or STI)
Avoid douching as it destroys both good and bad bacteria in the Virginal.
How can PID be treated?
PID can be treated with antibiotics that act on the two major bacterial groups gram-positive and gram-negative that cover organisms that cause diseases in the body.
Antibiotics help to prevent the infection but cannot reverse the damage already caused by the disease. In this note anyone experiencing pelvic pain should be tested and start treatment immediately.
Patients are advised to finish their medication even though they feel perfectly cured with no signs and symptoms. This will help prevent re-infection.