A Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. 2 in 10 women struggling with infertility are annually diagnosed with a PID or PID complications which cause the major inability of conception.
A pelvic inflammatory disease commonly affects women aged between 16 to 30.
What is a PID?
A PID is an infection that affects a woman’s reproductive system and it is mainly caused by STIs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases). STIs include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea or untreated Chronic Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), which isn’t sexually transmitted.
In addition, you can develop a PID or PID complications like infertility in case of;
Having multiple sexual partners
Having a partner with multiple sexual partners
Frequent douching, which can spread the bacteria from one area of the reproductive system to another
Using IUD, a contraceptive device. Some women suffer from a PID a few weeks after inserting the IUD.
A history of a PID may also cause infertility cases
Fertility experts at the leading IVF centre in Abohar confirm that women who have sex before the age of 20 have to get examined by an experienced gynecologist to prevent the PID from affecting other parts of the reproductive system like the ovaries, uterus and the Fallopian tubes.
Symptoms of a PID
A PID almost has the same symptoms like most of the other fertility cases in women. Some of the symptoms include;
Heavy vaginal discharge with a bad odor
Pain during sexual intercourse
Fever and chills
Chronic pelvic pain
The following are some of the indicators that you may have a PID, but once you visit the fertility experts at the IVF centre in Batala, a blood test and an ultrasound will be performed to help the experts in their observations.
What is the impact of a PID on a women’s Fertility?
A prolonged PID infection that even goes without the right treatment has a 50% negative impact on a woman’s fertility health. Once the bacteria develop in the vagina, it will continue spreading to the endometrium, the ovaries, and the Fallopian tubes.
It should be noted that PIDs are some of the major causes of a blockage in the Fallopian tubes which automatically hinders conception.
A woman with a history of a PID has higher chances of suffering from an ectopic pregnancy.
It is vital that you treat the PID once you know that you have one to prevent infertility complications.
What should I do?
A PID is treated with Antibiotics, but you must get a blood test and an ultrasound for the fertility expert to know what exactly is wrong.
Much as you may be under treatment for a PID, it is better to abstain from sex even after the treatment is over to prevent recurrence.
Let your partner attain treatment
In case struggling with infertility or have a history of PID and worried about your conception chances, start on the following:
It is usually self-massage to boost your fertility chances, meaning that you won’t need to incur any cost. You can attain tips of this exercise from our IVF centre in Balachaur.
A fertility diet full of green leafy vegetables, legumes, proteins and organic poultry will help boost your fertility.
Systematic Enzyme Therapy
This therapy will help eliminate toxins from the bloodstream and reduce inflammation.
An active body will reduce the effects of the PID. Running, walking, gyming or swimming will keep your body and muscles fit.