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Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is an inflammatory condition affecting the upper genital tract in females, including the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes.

  • 28 Feb 2024
  • 2 min read

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is an inflammatory disease of the upper genital tract in females, which includes the reproductive organs such as ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes. This disease is generally a complication of other untreated sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections in the genital areas. 

What are the Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?         

PID mainly gets transmitted through sexual intercourse. However, there are reports that other medical conditions may also cause the condition. Infection begins at the vagina and spreads to the upper part of the genital tract, causing inflammation, scarring, and even damage to the reproductive organs. PID can also occur from sexual intercourse with multiple partners, intrauterine device implantation, PID history, advanced age, tubal ligation, etc. Early PID symptoms include lower abdominal pain, which may go on to become severe and include the following:

  • Lower abdominal/tummy pain
  • Pelvic pain and discomfort
  • Vaginal discharge, which can be white, yellow, or green-coloured and smelly
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pain during sexual intercourse or dyspareunia
  • Persistent or intermittent genital pain
  • Pain while passing out urine
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding in between periods


The diagnosis of PID mainly depends on clinical presentation and laboratory tests. Early pelvic inflammation symptoms may also include pelvic pain, particularly pain during intercourse. PID can be treated without damaging the reproductive organs with proper and timely medical intervention. Notably, the financial burden incurred in PID treatment can be better managed if you opt for a sound health insurance policy.    

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your general physician or another certified medical professional for any questions regarding a medical condition. Relying on any information provided in this blog is solely at your own risk, and ICICI Lombard is not responsible for any effects or consequences resulting from the use of the information shared.



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