Frequently Asked Questions
What is pelvic inflammatory disease and what can it lead to?
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection and inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, and other female reproductive organs. It causes scarring in these organs. This can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, abscesses, and other serious problems .
How dangerous is pelvic inflammatory disease?
Those who do have symptoms may experience mild or severe ones, including: Pelvic inflammatory disease can be a very dangerous infection. If left untreated, it can cause long-term health problems and can even become life threatening. Complications include:
What are the signs and symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease?
- Fever over 101 F
- Severe pain in your lower abdomen
- Signs of shock (like feeling faint)
Can pelvic inflammatory disease go away on its own?
In some cases, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) may go away without medical treatment. This depends on the body’s immune system, but such cases have a high chance of relapse. Hence, it is always advisable to contact your doctor if you have symptoms. PID is a serious infection that can cause severe pain and infertility.