Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Symptoms
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) range from none at
all to severe.
It's common to think that PID symptoms are a sign
of something less serious. Many women who have pelvic organ damage caused by
PID report that they've never been diagnosed with PID. This is particularly
true of PID that is caused by
chlamydia, which may cause no symptoms.
PID symptoms often do not appear until infection and inflammation have
spread to the fallopian tubes or the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum). Symptoms of PID tend to be more
menstrual bleeding and sometimes in the week
The main symptom of PID is lower abdominal pain,
usually described as crampy or as constant and dull. This pain may get worse
during bowel movements, sexual intercourse, or urination. You may also have one
or more other symptoms, including:
- A sense of pressure in the
- Low back pain. Sometimes this pain spreads down one or both
- Abnormal discharge-such as yellow-, brown-, or green-colored
discharge-or an increased amount of discharge from the
- Fever [usually over
101°F (38.33°C)]. But you can
have PID without fever.
- A vague feeling of body weakness or
- Nausea or
- Pain during sex (dyspareunia).
- Urinary symptoms, such as burning or pain with
Be sure to see your doctor when you
have any of the above symptoms, because PID and several
other conditions with similar symptoms require prompt