What is Pelvic inflammatory disease?
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) of the female reproductive system.
PID is usually caused when another STI—such as chlamydia or gonorrhea—is left untreated. If you have one of these two infections and don’t do anything to get rid of them, you are much more likely to get PID.
What does PID do to my body?
Most of the time, the signs that you have PID are not very obvious, and sometimes there are no signs at all. This is why you must be extremely careful if you notice any of the following:
How do I find out if I have PID?
If you have taken part in any sexual activity and notice any of the above signs of PID, you should visit a doctor’s office or clinic to get tested as soon as possible
Is there a cure for PID?
Yes! Luckily, if you treat it early, PID can be cured with antibiotics. If you have had the disease for a long time before you find it, you may have to be hospitalized to get the necessary treatment.