PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
- Pain in your lower abdomen, pelvis or back
- Heavy vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor or color
- Pain during intercourse
- Fever, fatigue, diarrhea and/or vomiting
- Painful or difficult urination
- A cervix that bleeds easily
- Irregular/no menstration
Occurs when bacteria move from the vagina or cervix into the uterus, Fallopian tubes, ovaries, or pelvis.
- Antibiotic injection/ or shot such as Floxin
- Draining of any puss that may form
- Surgery to remove scar tissue that may occur
- Severe/rare cases that do not respond to treatments; surgery to remove the infected organs may be necessary
Did You Know?
- Nearly 1 million women develop PID each year
- Approximately 1 in 8 women with PID become infertile
- 150 women die each year from PID
- Hospitalizations of women aged 15-44 years of age, United States, 1998-2012
Women, be careful. You can easily prevent this STD from entering your body with a few simple steps.
- Practice abstinence
- If abstinence doesn't work; have a sexual relationship with only one person (monogamous)
- Safe sex=condoms (every single time)
- Getting regular screening exams
Questions or Concerns
If any of this information applies to you or somebody you may know, if you think you have any of these symptoms, if the treatments seem to not be working and most importantly if you think you have been exposed to this dreadful sexually transmitted disease, call your health care operator right away, without delay or hesitation. Always remember, there is always someone ready to help you.