Daily Health Tips: Can PID Block My Fallopian Tubes?


Q: Good morning, Doctor. I have been TTC for two years I do get steady pelvic pain so i went for scan last year and was told I have significant fluid I n my pouch of Douglass suggesting chronic PID though I don’t have discharge or vagina itching. I have been on lot of injection and antibiotics and later stopped. Yet the pain is still there. I really want to conceive could it be my tubes are blocked or is the PID preventing conception

A: Hi dear. Thanks for writing in. Sorry about the consistent pain yopu have been feeling. The post below in response to similar question, should help.

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Q: Dear Dr I went for a Lab text last month and The result showed that am having pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). My Q is this: could it be that my fallopian tube might have been blocked or what?

A: PID known as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is an infection of the reproductive organs of a woman (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and surrounding tissues) and it’s usually due to infections which may or may not be sexually transmitted (more likely to be the latter, though). The two most common causes of PID are 2 bacteria: Chlamydia and gonorrhea. Other bacteria found in the vagina and cervix (not associated with STIs) can also travel up the vagina and cause a PID.
People more at risk of this condition include people with multiple sex partners, people who use Intra Uterine Device as contraceptive, people who douche ( douching involves injecting fluid up the…

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