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Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Introduction

Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease infection can vary among individuals. Symptoms can run the gamut from none to severe. Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease may include lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge with a foul odor, pain with sexual intercourse, vomiting, and fever. Abdominal pain can be severe and the fever can be high.

Serious complications, such as permanent scarring of reproductive tissues and infertility, can occur even in the absence of symptoms. Scarring of the fallopian tubes, which carry the eggs form the ovaries to the uterus, can cause blockages also lead to ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is the abnormal development of a pregnancy outside of the uterus and is a life-threatening condition.

Chronic pelvic pain, which lasts for months to years, can also occur. Having a sexually transmitted disease that can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease infection also puts a woman at greater risk for contracting HIV....more about Pelvic Inflammatory Disease »

Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease includes the 17 symptoms listed below:

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PID: DSTD (Excerpt)

Symptoms of PID vary from none to severe. Particularly when it is caused by chlamydial infection, PID may produce only mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, even while it is seriously damaging the internal reproductive organs. Because of the vague symptoms, PID goes unrecognized both by women and by their health care providers about two thirds of the time. Women who do have symptoms of PID most commonly have lower abdominal pain. Other signs and symptoms include fever, unusual vaginal discharge that may have a foul odor, painful intercourse, painful urination, irregular menstrual bleeding, and pain in the right upper abdomen (rare). (Source: excerpt from PID: DSTD)

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

The major symptoms of PID are lower abdominal pain and abnormal vaginal discharge. Other symptoms such as fever, pain in the right upper abdomen, painful intercourse, and irregular menstrual bleeding can occur as well. PID, particularly when caused by chlamydial infection, may produce only minor symptoms or no symptoms at all, even though it can seriously damage the reproductive organs. (Source: excerpt from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: NWHIC (Excerpt)

The major symptoms of PID are lower abdominal pain and abnormal vaginal discharge. Other symptoms such as fever, pain in the right upper abdomen, painful intercourse, and irregular menstrual bleeding can occur as well. PID, particularly when caused by chlamydia, may produce only minor symptoms or no symptoms at all, even though it can seriously damage the reproductive organs. Women with "atypical pelvic inflammatory disease" experience only mild symptoms, unrecognized symptoms, or possibly, in many cases no symptoms ("silent pelvic inflammatory disease"). This more indolent but insidious form of pelvic inflammatory disease is less likely to be detected compared to symptomatic pelvic inflammatory disease, thus placing unsuspecting women at increased risk of disease sequelae. (Source: excerpt from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: NWHIC)

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

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