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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease And Infertility
Jul 2017
Dr Anubha Singh
Gynaecologist And IVF Specialist From Shantah IVF Centre

Other than PCOS, endometriosis, obesity, thyroid misbalance or premature ovarian failure etc. another disease causing infertility is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which is the next complicated stage of sexually transmitted disease (STD).

PID refers to the acute infection in the womb which involves the reproductive organs like the uterus, ovaries, cervix and fallopian tubes leading to infertility. PID mostly affects sexually active women between the ages of 15 and 24 and it is most common in metropolitan cities.

Pelvic inflammatory disease develops when microorganisms like bacteria infect female reproductive organs. Normally the cervix (the lower part of the uterus extending into the vagina) acts as a barrier for the prevention of disease causing microorganisms into the inner reproductive organs. During certain disease conditions, the cervix gets tainted, facilitating the entry of microorganisms to the other parts, which might lead to PID.