Does untreated Pelvic Inflammatory Disease cause Ectopic Pregnancy

by Dr. Rita Bakshi Senior IVF Specialist
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is defined as a recurrent, acute, or chronic infection of the female reproductive organs such as oviducts and ovaries. This is also characterized by the inflammation of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries and sometimes it can also develop in the adjacent tissues.  Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent damage to the reproductive system.  If it is not treated earlier may cause the serious complications such as fatal septicemia, shock, pulmonary emboli and infertility.

Clinical symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory disease include the following:

  • In females if the inflammation persists for a long duration in the pelvic region can cause vaginal discharge.
  • Low-grade fever in patients suffering from PID has been seen.
  • Malaise is a lethargic condition occurs in such females.
  • Lower abdominal pain or cramping has been reported.

Complications of PID

PID if not treated earlier can be life threatening results in following complexity.

  • PID results in scarring or damage to the Fallopian tubes.
  • Due to infection and inflammation in fallopian tubes there is increased risk of pregnancy. Out of 10 in most of the cases 1 patient suffers from ectopic pregnancy. This is a troublesome situation in which fertilized egg of the females doesn’t attach to the uterus. Instead, it gets attached to the fallopian tube, abdominal cavity or cervix.
  • According to the gynecologist, fertilized eggs can’t grow anywhere other than the uterus.
  • Intricate pregnancy accounts for miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.

Management of PID

The treatment of PID involves antibiotics for at least two weeks. For a serious medical condition doctors provide other medications and treatments accordingly.  Infertility treatment in India is performed by the assorted and highly qualified doctors, nurses and embryologists at International Fertility Centre. 

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About Dr. Rita Bakshi Freshman   Senior IVF Specialist

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