The pelvic inflammatory disease occurs when the reproductive organs in a female get infected by a disease. The reproductive organs include the fallopian tube, vagina as well as ovaries. It should be treated as early as possible so as to avoid serious complications in the future.
Dr. Dimple Doshi at Vardaan Hospital; believes prevention is better than cure, and thus apart from the precise treatment guidelines; preventive measures are an essential part of our consultations with the patients who have either had it or want to know more about it.
The pelvic inflammatory disease occurs worldwide and has more prevalence, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa at 70% followed by 34% in Asians and 31% in developed countries. In India, the incidence usually falls in-between 3% to 10%.
If you see any symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease then you should visit a gynecologist as soon as possible. Your gynecologist will diagnose whether you have the pelvic inflammatory disease by any of the following parameters
In rare cases, your gynecologist will do other tests such as
If you contract pelvic inflammatory disease many times then your fallopian tubes can become scarred. This can lead to some serious complications such as
Pelvic inflammatory disease can be treated with the help of medicines such as antibiotics in case of infection. However it should be noted that medicines cannot undo the harm already caused by the infection, so it becomes critical that you report to your gynecologist as early as you can when you notice any symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease
Your gynecologist will prescribe you oral antibiotics. It is highly mandatory that you take some steps such as
Sometimes it may happen that even though antibiotics are taken by the oral route they show limited efficacy so in that case you should go to the hospital and start Intravenous (IV) treatment.IV treatment also becomes mandatory if you are
It is not necessary that pelvic inflammatory disease can occur due to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) only. In a small percentage of cases when normal bacteria reach your reproductive organs pelvic inflammatory disease can occur. However, in the majority of cases, STDs are responsible for pelvic inflammatory disease. You can take the following measures