10 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Symptoms

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  • 1. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease – Epidemiology. Author: Kristi A Tough DeSapri – Medscape https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/256448-overview#a5
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is an infectious condition of the upper female genital tract. It usually begins as a vaginal or cervical infection that ascends into the fallopian tubes, uterus, and/or other nearby structures of the pelvic area. The most common organism associated with PID is Chlamydia trachomatis but other organisms like Neisseria gonorrhea, and Gardnerella Vaginalis may also cause this condition.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over a million women are affected by pelvic inflammatory disease each year.1Pelvic Inflammatory Disease – Epidemiology. Author: Kristi A Tough DeSapri – Medscape https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/256448-overview#a5 Sexually-active women below 25 years of age are most commonly affected by this condition. Risk factors include having multiple sexual partners, a history of sexually transmitted infections (STI), and recurrent unprotected sexual encounters.

1. Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is a non-specific symptom associated with many conditions. The location and characteristics of the pain can help to distinguish between different pathologies and it can be very useful information to the clinicians in order to provide an accurate diagnosis.

Pain in the lower part of the abdomen and pelvis is the most common symptom associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It can be mild to moderate and it usually lasts less than 7 days. Usually, the pain starts a few days after the onset of menses and it can be exacerbated by exercise.

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