One year ago, many people don't know what PID is. But the number of PID is increasing and the risks of PID are expanding, I think it is time to write an article to help people far away from this disease. Thus, the aim of this article is to introduce some facts about the PID to women. So the subjects of this article are classified into three parts: causes, risks, and treatments
The main cause of PID is bacterial infection, but it also can be infected by bacteria, fungi, parasites. Most of the time, vagina can prevent bacteria and other infectious materials enter into the pelvic, but when women's health condition is bad or weak, the prevention is weak too, so the bacteria can invade Pelvic and lead to inflammation. Some other causes such as intrauterine device can make the bacteria to enter into pelvic easily and spread inflammation to other parts near or around the pelvic. The opening of female's cervix which is dilated or enlarged by surgery, childbirth, or miscarriage can lead to PID too.
Infertility: If the acute PID cannot be treated timely, it can change into chronic PID which is the major cause of infertility.
Ectopic pregnancy: The rate of getting ectopic pregnancy is 2.7 times higher than those people who don't have PID. And the chronic PID can lead to chronic salpingitis which can affect the normal movement of fertilized egg.
General peritonitis: The development of PID can diffuse to Serosal Layer which is the outermost layer of uterus. Serosal Layer is a tissue that connects the uterus and other pelvic organs. Thus, the inflammation on pelvic can spread to uterus and other organs via Serosal layer and make the symptoms more serious.
Septic shock: If the inflammation on pelvic is serious, the pathogen which can discharge lots of toxic substance can reproduce quickly in women's pelvic. Those toxic substances can spread to the whole body via blood circulation and induce the response of immune system. So if PID cannot be cured in time, it can lead to death.
Though PID isn't a serious disease, it also is a threat to women's body and mentality. So women who have PID should treat it quickly.