Patient Comments: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Symptoms

Please describe your symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease.

Comment from: gdfhjfg, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I am 19 and was recently diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). My doctor kept telling me it was stress or cramps or constipation making my stomach hurt. I got a new doctor. They diagnosed me with bacterial vaginosis and later realized I actually had PID. I'm absolutely distraught to think I might not be able to have children. If you have any stomach pain get it checked out ASAP. Also, I didn't have any symptoms whatsoever except the pain in my stomach.

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Comment from: Mrs Chavis, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I have pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and it's very unnoticeable. It's like one day I wasn't feeling well, and I woke up with a fever and a headache that was out of this world. I went to the hospital, and they told me that I have PID. They gave me medication, and it's OK, I guess. I have to follow up with my primary doctor and see if it was caused by my abortion I had earlier this year because I don't have the two STDs they say it comes from. I was tested for those in the hospital.

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Comment from: AJB, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

The symptoms I had of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) were mainly stomach pain and a diminished appetite. I had no discharge, bleeding or any of the other symptoms mentioned. My episode was caused by the bacteria from my skin and an STI. I should also mention that I am nearly 40 and not in the more vulnerable under 25 group.

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Comment from: Kp, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

The only thing I can say is that I am in so much pain! Pain meds don't even numb it. I can't seem to get away from it and it's ruining my life. I just want to curl into a ball and cry. I've suffered for 5 months seeing different doctors. Finally I tested positive for chlamydia but after treatment my symptoms are still present. Now I'm on yet another round of antibiotics for pid. And if it is pid I just want to say to all my fellow sufferers, I understand the pain and if you feel like you're rotting from the inside out you're not alone.

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Comment from: behaved1, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

I was diagnosed with severe chronic pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) when I was 20 years old caused by a sexually transmitted disease (STD). I went to many different doctors, and they never found it. I had it for so long that I am infertile. I suggest to anyone having intercourse to get checked for STDs regularly and make your doctor listen to you. I am now damaged for the rest of my life, and I am now 27 and still having complications with this!

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Comment from: 12345, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 27

I am 31 years old and was recently diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). I did my yearly pap smears, but nothing was found from them. I recently had surgery. My doctor removed my right ovary and tube. He also made an incision on my left tube to drain the fluids and hopefully unblock the tube so I can get pregnant in the future. The surgery was very painful, and I have to be off work for eight weeks.

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Comment from: 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 27

When they first told me I had pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), I was scared out of my mind. I don't have any STDs. They still are trying to figure out why I got PID. At first, I felt sick. I couldn't eat; I had really bad pain in my lower stomach; I had pain in my legs, back, and pelvic area; and I had discharge but no periods.

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Comment from: Margie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I have been having urinary infections, until last May. I was given this Cravat 10tabs 500 Antibiotic for 1 week. Besides this I have been taking Postern 2tabs for unprotected sex. My last period was in April 2 days prior to this I will have spotting like its going to come. This month, my period did not come, but I thought it would come last week I have the same discharge of reddish colour like its coming. I don't have swelling in my breasts, vomiting or nausea, my feelings tells me its coming. I wonder whether the Anti biotics that I took gives an impact on my period. I do have this pain in my lower right pelvis, and sometimes the pain affects my right leg too. I'm 42 and I thought probably the busy weekends caused me to feel tired.

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