Posted by Chantel Martiromo, Article By Kyle J. Norton
Pelvic inflammation disease (PID) is defined as condition caused by inflammation or infection of the female uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries as a result of scars
and adhesion in the pelvic which in turn may prevent the implantation
of egg during natural pregnancy process. It affects over 1 million
women in U.S. every month and most of them are in their teen and
twenties and over 100,000 women become infertile in the US alone each year.
II. Types of pelvic inflammation diseases (PID)
III. Symptoms of (PID)
Due to infection or inflammation of the pelvic region.
2. Cervical motion tenderness
Caused by swelling of cervical inflammation area as a immune system reaction.
3. Lower abdominal pain
It is caused by sexual transmitted diseases Chlamydia pneumoniae that infect the pelvic tissues and immune responds.
4. Abnormal discharge
Due to immune system in fighting the bacteria to protect the pelvic tissues.
5. Painful intercourse
As a result of an infected tissue has been damaged.
6. Irregular menstrual bleeding
Caused by bleeding of the infected area.
III. Causes of PID1. Sexual transmitted diseasesChlamydia is also known as Chlamydia
pneumoniae, it is a type of organism causes sexual transmitting
disease leading to infertility. In women, it may damage the Fallopian
tube leading to infertility. Sexual transmitted disease happens most
often to sexual active women with several partners and without
understanding much of the partner's health condition. The diseases can
also transmit through sexual intercourse without the use of a barrier
device such as condom. Chlamydia can live in the body for months and
years without causing any symptoms, but when it strikes the symptoms
a) Pain or burning when urinating
b) Abnormal vaginal discharge
c) Bleeding between periods
d) Pain during sexual intercourse as we mentioned above.
It may be caused human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
is caused by infection, low levels of estrogen or allergy leading to
abnormal vagina discharge. In case of frequent vaginitis, it is caused
by women who is taking birth control pills, or taking antibiotics, as
antibiotics kill bacteria leading to uncontrolled yeast growth). Fungi
is also can be contracted through sexual intercourse.
PID is caused by a tiny parasite, known as trichomonas vaginalis.
5. Bacterial infections
Bacteria (germs) get into a woman’s internal reproductive organs such as douching or when the cervix is opened due to menstruation or ovulation for sperm invasion.
such as C section, abortion, childbirth or insertion of an IUD may
cause bacteria getting into the pelvic region, leading to infection
resulting in scars in the region.
defined as a medical condition caused by inflammation or infection to
the cervix leading to abnormal production of cervical mucus and
increasing the risk of infertility
IV. Effects of PID
1. Chronic pelvic pain
inflammatory disease often causes pelvic pain, it can lead to chronic
pelvic pain if left untreated for too long as a result of scar
building up in the pelvic region.
If the scar
covers a large portion of the uterus that disrupts the chance of egg to
implant in the uterus or blocks the Fallopian tube, the fertilization
can not travel down to the uterus for implantation.
3. Ectopic pregnancy
a result of the end of Follopian tube that connect to the ovaries
become partially or completely blocked due to forming of scars after
V. Treatment of PID in conventional medicine perspective
have to be cured early by antibiotics, otherwise it may cause forming
of large scars in the pelvic region, leading to blockage at the end of
Fallopian tube and affect the uterus in egg implantation thus
1. PID can be prevented if a woman
a) Use condom for an causal sex partner
b) Abstain from sexual intercourse
c) Avoid douching
2. Early treatment
An active sexual life women must check with her doctor, if some of above symptoms is found.
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