PID also called pelvic inflammatory disorder is an infection which affects the upper region of the female reproductive system. This region consists of the fallopian tubes, uterus, pelvic area and the ovaries. PID symptoms include burning while urination, irregular menstruation, pain during coitus, cervical motion, mild fever, uterine tenderness and vaginal discharge. Symptoms of PID should not be ignored as it may lead to further complications. Causes of PID include sexually transmitted infections (STI's) such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia. You are more susceptible to PID if your cervix has been damaged due to miscarriage or childbirth or if you have been involved in a procedure which involves operating the cervix like insertion of a contraceptive coil or an abortion.
Pelvic inflammatory disorder may cause complications like ectopic pregnancy (the fertilized egg can't reach the fallopian tube and fails to attach itself to the uterus). It can cause extreme and prolonged bleeding which can be life threatening. PID can also result in infertility, as it can damage your reproductive organs. PID causes acute pelvic pain which can last for years. This can create hurdles in your day to day activities. Therefore, it is advisable to book an appointment with a doctor as soon as you start experiencing symptoms of PID. Treatment for PID infection can also be carried out by consuming certain medications prescribed by a certified gynecologist or a medical physician.