Pelvic Inflammatory disease and women infertility

Pelvic Inflammatory disease and women infertility

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    Pelvic Inflammatory disease is an infection linked to the reproductive organ. With this issue the fertility of women get affected along with many other issues can get triggered with this. Read the given topic to understand the problem in a better manner and how infertility issue is linked with this problem.

    PID (Pelvic Inflammatory disease) is a type of infection that is linked with the reproductive organ. This occurs when the bacteria travel to the uterus and fallopian tubes. This condition can trigger infertility, the liver coating gets inflamed, tubal or ovarian abscesses, ectopic pregnancy, or chronic pelvic pain. If the case is very severe and not treated at the right time then it can lead to death. The problem can lead to sudden symptoms, less intense symptoms, or no symptoms.

    Some women to get to know about the problem when they try to conceive but the results are coming negative or it leads to ectopic pregnancy. If that is the case, then you need to seek the help of the IVF doctor for the best treatment plan.

    Possible reasons behind PID

    The problem is caused by a sexually transmitted disease. Some of the causes are chlamydia and gonorrhea. In some cases, bacteria are found in the vagina which can trigger PID and it can lead to growth bacterial vaginosis.

    If the woman is diagnosed with an STD then chances are higher and it is possible that it can enter the uterus. The risk increases more if you douche had a miscarriage or abortion.

    How fertility is affected by PID?

    • According to research, 1 out of 8 women face the difficulty conceiving because of PID. The most common reason for infertility because of this is blocked fallopian tubes. The blockage is around the ovaries which makes it difficult to treat surgically also.
    • This can cause hydrosalpinx which occurs when the tube is blocked near the ovaries and it is filled with fluid. This issue can also decrease the success rate of IVF treatment.
    • Ectopic pregnancy is caused by PID related damage. If you are getting the surgery for the repair tubal damage then the risk of the ectopic pregnancy is also higher.


    Symptoms will be different for every person but the most common is pelvic pain. Apart from that pain during intercourse, lower back unusual vaginal discharge, flu-like symptoms, irregular menstrual bleeding, fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, infertility, vomiting, urination problem, and lack of appetite.


    To treat PID antibiotics are given and it might be possible you are given more than 2 antibiotics at one time. The risk of infertility is there so the doctor is going to start the treatment as early as possible. Make sure that you are following the instructions given by the doctor. Want to know more than book your appointment with the doctor in our IVF centre.

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