If you notice any of the symptoms of PID make it a point to consult your gynecologist as soon as possible.
2. Can pelvic inflammatory disorder cause infertility?
There is a high risk of infertility but if a diagnosis is made early and treatment is not delayed this risk is greatly reduced.
3. What are the complications associated with pelvic inflammatory disease?
Complications following pelvic inflammatory disease often occur because of structural changes that can take place in the female reproductive system. The tubes that connect the ovary to the uterus may be blocked. Thus, the fertilized egg may not be able to reach the uterus and may get implanted in the tubes or even in the abdomen, thereby causing ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy, if not diagnosed and treated early could be very dangerous. Women with PID also suffer from chronic pain, which can be disabling. Infertility is common due to the scarring following the infection. Other complications include abscess formation and pain during sex.