Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Question:

What treatment has been effective for your pelvic inflammatory disease?

Comment from: Daisy, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

I was being sent around in circles, diagnosed with UTIs (urinary tract infections), IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and finally after 2 months, was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) at Accident and Emergency. There is not enough information online about this. Mine had an unknown cause, STI tests came back clear for both my partner and me. Antibiotics lasted 2 weeks and after this I still wasn’t feeling myself for another few weeks! It takes a long time to recover, ignore the “symptoms should be better after 3 days of starting antibiotics”. Don’t give up hope!

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

I have been to the hospital 4 different times, but they can't find out what's wrong with me (probably because they wouldn't do any test or anything) but I have the iud (mirena) ever since I've had it. I have been horribly sick and always in pain. I am constantly dizzy. I'm talking about when I stand up I get dizzy so dizzy I have to hold on to something and close my eyes and try to breathe so I won't faint. I’ve been really sick, throwing up I can't eat, it's hard for me to breathe. My joints have been hurting I sometimes get a numb dull feeling in the left leg. My abdomen area and pelvic area constantly cramps. I'm always in so much pain I have two little boys and I am home alone most of the time, I can't chase after them. Mainly because I'm so dizzy all the time. My doctor is currently out of town and won't be back until Thursday morning, every time I go to a hospital they don't take me seriously, they look at me stupid when I tell them my symptoms, they basically said I have too many symptoms. I can't stand this anymore. I am tired of being sick and not knowing what is wrong with me. If you could reply and tell me your symptoms or your experience with PID.

Comment from: No name, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I had severe back pain on the right side. So I went to the doctor and she asked for ultrasound. I was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease. I started taking medication as per the advice of my doctor and took medicine for 10 days. It was ok when I was taking medicine. When the course was complete and after I stopped having medication, again the pain started and it is double the previous pain. I don't know what to do to stop the pain.

Comment from: Sandra, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 18

In 2016 I was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). I have been taking different treatments but it seems they aren't working. Right now it's like am going to become a cripple, I am having serious pains inside my hip joint. I need advice from doctors, I wonder if PID can cause hip joint pains and lower back pains.

Comment from: B, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I had a UTI about 2 weeks ago and was treated for that with Bactrim. About three days into treatment I started to get severe abdominal pain! I finished the antibiotic and went back to my primary. He prescribed Cipro, thinking that I was still suffering from a bladder infection. I waited two days with no change, so I went to the hospital. Thank god I had excellent doctors. They did a blood test, ultrasound and pelvic exam. After all was said and done the doctor told me I have PID. I am clean of STDs and STIs. I was told that it could have been caused by bacteria that got into the wrong place and caused the infection and inflammation. I was prescribed doxycycline hyclate.

Comment from: tlotlego, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

I am a 28-year-old lady. In 2009 i was so much in pain that i could not walk or eat and was vomiting. I went to hospital and doctors took blood samples. I was told that I have PID, but a few days later I went to theater and doctors told me that in fact I had appendicitis. I was still experiencing abnormal abdominal pain, and finally my new doctor told me that i have PID. I am on antibiotics now.

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 29

I’m 34yrs old and I’ve had these abdominal pains since I was 14yrs old. About two yrs ago my new doctor informed me that I have PID. I’m scared and frustrated. I never went back for lab tests but hearing all you ladies comments brings hurt to my heart and I will be going to my doctor for help!

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