Pus in Pelvic Area

by Sam Malone


Pus in pelvic area, or otherwise termed as pelvic inflammatory disease is the most serious complaint frequent with the female sex, affecting their internal reproductive organs. Categorized as the common, but characteristically a graver kind of sexually transmitted diseases, pus in pelvic area develops when a sexually transmitted bacteria affects the uterus. The health condition if not given appropriate attention can lead to the damage of fallopian tubes causing infertility and in chronic stages can even cause death.

Statistics show that this health condition has taken over a million women in the US alone, of which around a lakh experiences infertility and few hundreds of them cost their life because of the related complications. And women between the age group of 15-25 are the easy-pick. Awareness on how the disease gets transmitted can go a long way in preventing the occurrence or considering for appropriate precautions.

Insecure or unhygienic sexual habits are the main contributors to the disease. Abscess in the pelvic area occurs when the sexually transmitted bacteria stays on in the cervix and causes to infect the internal reproductive organs. Chalmydia and gonorrhea, the most recurrent of sexually transmitted diseases are the carries of pelvic inflammatory disease. Unprotected sexual intercourse, more precisely if the woman has more than one sexual partner, the chances are high that she gets infected with the disease. Also women who have an intrauterine device have an elevated risk of being a carrier of the disease, than their contraceptive or no contraceptive counterparts.

Being a slow developer, it is likely to take days or even months to clearly detect the presence of pus in pelvic area. Also, symptoms may change from person to person, and the severity is also expected to vary. There are instances when the diseased exhibit no symptoms at all. Though, there are certain indicators that mostly all the patients are likely to encounter, which include lower abdominal pain, discolored or unusual vaginal discharge with a foul smell and irregular menstrual bleeding. As there is a tendency to mistake the related symptoms to certain other minor ailments like gas trouble, normal menstral complications etc, the disease is likely to be overlooked. But pus in the pelvic pain is not limited to sexual diseases alone; orally entered bacteria, tuberculosis and schistosomiasis can also act as disease carries.

If detected, antibiotic drugs form the standard treatment that physicians may prescribe. Repeated attacks of the disease in a woman can guarantee infertility issues. This can even develop to ectopic pregnancy or chronic pelvic pain and even death. Preventing the attack of the disease is very important for female health. Very simple and acceptable precautions can help control bacterial transmission while sexual intercourse. Following bathroom hygiene, abstaining from douching, safe sex can all save your fertility and health. But severe cases ask for medical care without delay.


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