Patient Comments: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Risks

Question:

If you had pelvic inflammatory disease, did you have any behavior or lifestyle choices that put you at risk? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Midwest chick, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) when I was 19. I had a sudden onset of severe pelvic pain. I did not have any STDs (neither did my boyfriend of 2 years). My doctor explained that PID does not mean the person had an STD, he told me that a high percentage of cases do involve an STD but that it can have other causes. I wound up spending two weeks in the hospital (with two periods in between the hospital stays).

Comment from: joy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I never had sex in my life before but I kept having these itches that refused to go after so many doses of drugs. Then the gynecologist sent me to get a scan and the scan result said there was fluid in my womb and diagnosis was pelvic inflammatory disease. Laboratory test result kept saying that I had yeast and staphylococcus or streptococcus. I don't know how this is possible.

Comment from: jacque, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 20

I was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) after two months of pain in February. I'm still having pelvic pain, cramping and spotting. No fever, and clean urine test. My obstetrician/gynecologist doesn't know what to do. I have a clear CT and a clear ultrasound.

Subscribe to MedicineNet's Women's Health Newsletter

By clicking "Submit," I agree to the MedicineNet Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. I also agree to receive emails from MedicineNet and I understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet subscriptions at any time.