... diagnosed with it last yr and they told me it was from where I had a miscarriage and didnt get to the doctor in time so it caused bacteria to set up in my body. please anyone with information please let me know. thanks
6 Oct 2010
I am currently a Med student and I just covered this in one of my classes last week, so I will try to answer your question..Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID basiclly refers to an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, or other reproductive organs. The most common symptom is chronic pain in the lower stomach but, Im sure you already knew that. It's caused when the normal bacteria found in the vagina or cervix moves upward into the other reproductive organs. It's a serious condition and can cause damage to the fallopian tubes & tissues that are in and near the uterus & ovaries. If PID is left untreated, it can even lead to infertility- which hopefully shouldnt be a concern in your case, since your already being treated. The normal treatment is usually a course of antibiotics. Symptoms might even go away before you even finish the medications.
Finish the med's even if your feeling better to be sure the infection has cleared completely. If your not improving after a few days,or if your symptoms have gotten worse, you need to see your doctor right a way! The longer you wait, the more damage there can be. The medications can treat the infection but cannot reverse the damage caused by the infection, so prompt treatment is important! Many different organisms can cause PID, but the majority of PID cases are associated with gonorrhea and chlamydia, two very common bacterial STDs. I do believe however, a miscarriage that has occured after at least 3-4 months of pregnancy, could be enough trama to the body to cause such an infection. Hope I helped to answer your question-Feel better soon! ~ Patty :)
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