Getting PID once doesn’t protect you from getting it again.
In this write-up, we shall discuss why PID reoccurs and things to do to avoid repeated episodes of it and how to overcome PID naturally, if you are diagnosed of it.
The female reproductive organs are the organs and parts of the female body involved in getting pregnant and having a baby. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) occurs when these organs become infected.
Reproductive organs that can be affected by PID include the uterus, ovaries and the fallopian tubes. So, imagine that these organs getting infected again and again; some women have even lost track of how frequently they have pelvic inflammatory disease. Despite taking painful injections and several antibiotics.
However, when infected, you may feel pain in your lower abdomen (belly) and unusual discharge (leaking) from your vagina.
Treating PID helps to avoid complications such as infertility caused by Fallopian tube blockage, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. However, you need to know that getting a prompt treatment is not enough to avoid repeated episodes of PID.
To start with;
What do you understand by repeated episodes of PID?
Repeated Episodes of PID
Repeated episodes of PID simply means experiencing pelvic inflammatory disease more than once, often after treatment. It is also known as recurrent episodes of PID.
PID can return if the initial infection isn’t entirely cleared. This is often because the course of treatment wasn’t completed or because your sexual partner wasn’t tested and treated.
In addition, if an episode of PID damages the womb or fallopian tubes, it can become easier for bacteria to infect these areas in the future, making it more likely that you’ll develop the condition (PID) again.
As a result, repeated episodes of PID are associated with an increased risk of infertility.
What Causes PID?
Knowing what causes pelvic inflammatory disease also plays a significant step in avoiding any reoccurrence. Specifically, PID occurs from untreated gonorrhoea and chlamydia. This accounts for about 90% of PID cases.
Likewise, bacteria entering the reproductive tract often cause pelvic inflammatory disease. These bacteria are passed from the vagina through the cervix, into the uterus, fallopian tubes, and the ovaries.
Normally, when bacteria enter the vagina, the cervix keeps them from spreading deeper to other reproductive organs.
But sometimes, the cervix becomes infected from an STI like gonorrhoea and chlamydia. When that happens, it’s less able to keep bacteria out, thereby opening you up to PID.
Other causes of PID include:
- Pelvic procedures
- Insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD), either copper or hormonal. The risk is highest in the few weeks after insertion. Many times this type of infection is preventable with STI testing around the time of IUD placement.
Can I Prevent Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?
Yes, absolutely. But sometimes, PID is not due to a sexually transmitted infection. It can come from normal vaginal bacteria traveling to your reproductive organs. So, avoiding douching may lower the risk.
Most of the time, PID happens because of unprotected sex. Take steps to practice safe sex, especially if you are not sure that your sexual partner is not sleeping with other women without using protection. Protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that can cause PID.
Other practical preventable measures are to;
- Limit sexual partners: Your risk increases, if you have multiple sexual partners.
- Choose barrier methods of birth control: These types of birth control include condoms and diaphragms. Combine a barrier method with spermicide, even if you take birth control pills.
- Seek treatment if you notice symptoms: If you notice signs of PID or other STIs, get treatment right away. Symptoms include unusual vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, or bleeding between periods.
- Get regular checkups: Have regular gynaecological exams and screenings. Often, health providers can identify and treat cervical infections before they spread to your reproductive organs.
- Don’t delay treatment: delaying your PID treatment might cause damages to your reproductive organs. A PID treatment can’t reverse any damage that already happened to your reproductive organs, but will treat your pelvic inflammatory disease. Also, when treating your PID, be sure it has not caused any damage to your organs, such as pelvic adhesions and fallopian tube blockages. Ensure to see your health provider right away when you notice symptoms to enable prompt diagnosis and treatment of such.
If I had PID, When can I Resume Having Sex?
You and your partner should wait a week after finishing your treatment before resuming sex. Doing so will help prevent re-infection.
Is There a Natural Remedy for PID?
The natural remedy we offer for PID at Plan B Wellness Limited offers you a complete remedy to pelvic inflammatory disease.
Getting our PID remedy will also gain you a free one-on-one virtual diet consultation with our in-house clinical dietitian for guidance on how to use your day-to-day diet to keep PID away from your forever and for good.
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In summary, to avoid recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease. Testing and therapy for your spouse should be done, and usage-based therapies should be finished.
I hope you found this helpful and informative!
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