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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

It involves infection and inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes and/or ovaries in women, and can result in permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive organs.

Can physiotherapy help women with pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes.  Physiotherapy is effective in both acute and chronic stages of pelvic inflammatory disease in conjunction with the pharmacological recommendations of your Physician. It is effective in pain and inflammation relief, as well as, promotion of healing.

What are the causes of pelvic inflammatory disease?

  • Sexually transmitted diseases

  • Overgrowth of certain types of vagina bacteria

  • Can occur after childbirth or a miscarriage

  • Can occur after an abortion or IUD insertion

How do I know I have a pelvic inflammatory disease?

You will experience the following symptoms:

  • Pelvic pain

  • Lower abdomen or back ache

  • Pain during sex or when urinating

  • Menstrual disturbances

  • Bleeding after sex

  • Unusual vaginal discharge

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Fever

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