Pelvic inflammatory disease is a condition that is usually a result of sexually transmitted bacteria. The bacteria can infect the productive organs including the fallopian tubes, uterus, and ovaries. The inflammation can cause swelling and lead to a range of other unwelcome symptoms.
Not everybody with pelvic inflammatory disease will show symptoms, but the symptoms can be very unpleasant when they do show. Treatment will usually involve antibiotics. You should abstain from having sex while being treated, and your partner should also be treated to prevent reinfection.
Here’s a look at some of the signs that you might have the disease.
Symptom #1: Pain
If you have a pain in the abdomen area, you are likely to put it down as just something you ate. Quite often that will be just what it is, and the pain should hopefully pass in time. In some cases, however, it can be something that you should pay close attention to.
If the pain is particularly located in the lower abdomen and pelvis area, then it is a sign that something could be wrong. It could be down to a range of conditions, including pelvic inflammatory disease, and it may be necessary to get medical attention. If it feels as though it is more than just an upset stomach, then it probably is.