Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Vulvar Pain Clinic in London specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vulvodynia and other types of vulvar pain. Our team of experts has written Viva La Vulva to help women manage and treat their chronic vulvar pain. Learn more about pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) affects one in eight women. This serious medical condition results from an untreated sexually transmitted infection (STI). Left untreated, PID may cause problems with getting pregnant. PID is one of the least understood types of vulvar pain conditions because of the stigma associated with STIs. At Vulvar Pain Clinic, we help you understand PID and how to overcome your vulvar pain symptoms.

Symptoms of PID

Vulvar pain symptoms that may be caused by pelvic inflammatory disease include:

  • Stabbing vulvar pain
  • Vulvar burning sensation
  • Bleeding between your periods
  • Bleeding or pain during intercourse
  • Discharge with a strong odor
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Burning when urinating
  • Fever

Causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease is typically associated with:

  • Untreated STI
  • History of STI
  • History of PID
  • Douching
  • Being sexually active before the age of 25
  • IUD for birth control

Diagnosis of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease is typically diagnosed after a thorough review of your medical history and symptoms. A physical examination and blood work may be recommended.

Treatment of PID

Early diagnose is key for vulvar pain treatment involving pelvic inflammatory disease. Unfortunately, the disease can cause damage to your reproductive system, so treatment is critical. Antibiotics are the most common treatment for PID. Your partners may also need to be treated with medications to address the underlying STI.

Read About Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Viva La Vulva

Viva La Vulva shares stories of women who live with vulvar pain symptoms associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. Learn how they managed the emotional and physical effects, and how our medical team has helped them regain quality of life.

Where Do I Find Female Vulvodynia Specialists Near Me?

Vulvar Pain Clinic in London specializes in vulvodynia and other types of vulvar pain. Our team of vulvar pain specialists have written Viva La Vulva to provide valuable, in-depth information to understand your chronic vulvar pain and how you can improve your quality of life with treatment at Vulvar Pain Clinic in London. If you have any questions about the book or pelvic inflammatory disease, or if you would like to schedule a consultation at Vulvar Pain Clinic, contact us today.