What are Pelvic Infections?

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is the name given to female upper genital tract infections. This condition is quite common in women. This disease, caused by infections in the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries, causes widespread pain and even suffering, especially in the pelvis and hips.

We can say that young people face this condition more frequently in pelvic inflammatory disease, which is a serious and common disease condition. While it can be treated successfully, if left untreated, it can cause permanent and major problems in longer periods. Therefore, every woman should know how to protect herself from this infection. Thus, it is possible to reduce the possibility of getting sick.

  • Polygamy (age of sexual intercourse, confidentiality, number of partners)
    Intrauterine device use
    Risk of previous PID
    Genital tract surgical procedure (spiral insertion, HSG, hysteroscopy, endometrial biopsy, OPU…)
    History of sexually transmitted infection,
    vaginal shower
    Low socioeconomic level
    bacterial vaginosis

Although PID causes severe or mild symptoms, it can cause serious damage to female reproductive organs. If you have any of the following symptoms, consult your doctor as soon as possible:

abnormal vaginal discharge
Pain in the lower or upper right part of the abdomen
abnormal menstrual bleeding
Fever and malaise
painful urination
Nausea and vomiting
painful sexual intercourse

Despite everything, having one of these symptoms does not mean that you have PID. It may also be a symptom of another disease.

PID is difficult to diagnose. One of the reasons for this is that the affected organs are difficult to examine, and the other is that the symptoms are similar to many other diseases (such as appendicitis or ectopic pregnancy). Gonorrhea and chlamydia infection can be investigated by taking a sample from the cervix. Blood tests may also be done.

Risky pregnancy or high risk pregnancy; These are pregnancies that have an additional disease before pregnancy or during pregnancy, or where there is a risk of miscarriage or a risk of disability in the baby in the scans.

In cases where normal vaginal birth cannot be performed, the method used is cesarean delivery. In cases where normal birth is considered, a caesarean section can be performed urgently, or a caesarean section decision can be made by prenatal planning. If it is determined that a cesarean section will be performed before birth, the date and time of the procedure can be determined.

Caesarean section is a birth technique performed under operating room conditions and anesthesia. In this procedure, the baby is removed from the mother’s womb by making an incision first in the abdomen and then in the uterus. Then, the incisions are closed with stitches and the birth is completed.

Aginal discharge is the fluid secreted from small glands in the vagina and cervix. This fluid leaks from the vagina every day to flush out old cells and debris, keeping the vagina and reproductive system clean and healthy. Vaginal discharge may occur from normal changes in estrogen levels

In uterine prolapse, the muscle around the vagina, connective tissues, and the nerve that holds the pelvic organs and tissues in place, break as the muscle tissues weaken and prolapse occurs outside the vagina. It occurs due to reasons such as normal birth, insufficient estrogen, and old age.

Sexually transmitted diseases that can be treated are: Syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. The 4 most common sexually transmitted diseases are; hepatitis B, herpes simplex, HIV (AIDS) and HPV cannot be fully treated