Pelvic inflammatory disease is a primary infection of the female reproductive organs. This most often occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from your vagina to your uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries.
It is known that Pelvic inflammatory disease maybe subtle or silent. Many women do not experience any signs initially but gradually symptoms may arise like pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis, abnormal or heavy vaginal discharge that may have an unpleasant odor or pain during intercourse. Dr. Nupur Gupta suggests that women should seek assistance from a gynecologist if there is severe pain in your abdomen, persistent fever with a temperature higher than 101 F (38.3 C) and a recognized foul vaginal discharge.
At Well Woman Clinic, Gurugram the team reinforces that if Pelvic inflammatory disease is diagnosed early, it can be treated.
The diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease is done by conducting a pelvic examination where the doctor may swab the inside of your cervix with a sterile, cotton-tipped swab. A laboratory test of gonorrhea and Chlamydia is suggested including a blood test to see the white blood cell count, which may indicate that the pelvic inflammatory disease is more severe.
Other procedures may be undertaken including Laparoscopy and Ultrasound.
Treatment is offered at Well Woman Clinic, Gurugram inclusive of antibiotics and follow-up care of pelvic inflammatory disease is suggested to keep it from causing further problems hence follow your doctor's advice closely, complete the course of medication and return to your doctor for all scheduled checkups.