Some few tests can be done to check for PID such as a swab test taken from the cervix. This is to test for bacteria [This is called HVS—High Vaginal Swab], Blood and urine tests may also be taken to look for infecting bacteria or the effects of the infection.
Recently I emailed out an article to you titled ‘’IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU’’
The response I got was wonderful, because many of you wrote topics you want me to write about.
Of all the topics, I decided to write about PID, because it seem to be a recurring request among other topics.
PID is well handled in the Secret Fertility System eBook
I must also say that I would have written about this topic earlier but for the strike called by NLC and TUC.
Well finally, the leadership of NLC and TUC met with Mr. President and decided to call off the strike.
All I hope is that the ‘’green notes’’ did not exchange hands at Aso Rock.
But come to think of it
What is difficult for the Federal and State Governments to pay a minimum wage of N18000.
Me, I cannot understand it
The cost of living is very high in Naija and salaries are very low, except that of the politicians.
Not only is the salaries of the politicians so high, they also get a lot of extra you know
And don’t forget the contracts, connections and many other allowances
This has eventually made POLITICS to be the most lucrative business ever in Naija
If not? What did IBB forget in Aso Rock
Why is it that Atiku is ready to jump from one party to another just to get a shot at the highest office in the land.
Do we imagine that their never ending funds are diminishing and they have to get to that office to replenish it.
Only God can answer that
My own be say, make dem pay the N18000 to the common poor worker jo!!!
I believe you know that all these are the truth, things are really hard in Naija, and also very EXPENSIVE
Imagine healthcare in Naija, it is very very expensive, not to even talk of treating infertility problems
For a simple infertility case, you will not spend less than N200000 cumulatively before you find a solution to the problem.
And for those that the infertility problems continue to prolong, they will definitely spend much more.
And when you eventually get pregnant, which is my earnest prayer for you, so that we can all rejoice soonest.
The cost of antenatal care is another wahala
I have seen many mothers lose their baby and some even their lives because of the financial burden of antenatal care.
Especially where a simple caesarean operation cost a minimum of N150000 nowadays
In fact many other clinics in some high brow areas now cost between N250000 to N500000 for C&S operation
NA WA OO
And no forget say pregnancy matter no know rich man or poor man
Pikin dey expensive o, whether inside the womb or outside.
Now let us not lose the direction of the topic of today
PID just simply means Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PID is made popular by the natural medicine sellers, who made it seem that all infertility problems are due to PID
Especially the over preached and highly popularised Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria.
But I must say this, that most of their claims are false
Staph can be serious, but not for 90% of the cases
It is mainly for those with very low immunity, which you most likely do not fall into.
So do not get scarred
A moderate growth of bacteria in your laboratory test result do not mean a sentence to infertility
If so almost every couple with such result will have infertility , and we know that that one na lie.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the uterus (womb) and Fallopian tubes that can include the ovaries also. The bacteria (germs) that cause the infection usually travel into the uterus from the vagina or cervix (neck of the uterus).
A common cause of PID is from a sexually transmitted infection (the bacteria are passed on when you have sex). A bacterium called chlamydia is the most common cause. Gonorrhoea is another quite common cause of PID. A mixture of chlamydia plus gonorrhoea sometimes occurs. Sometimes the bacteria can be in the cervix for quite some time without causing symptoms before travelling into the uterus. This is why some women develop PID weeks or months after having sex with an infected person.
Some cases of PID are not due to a sexually transmitted infection. The vagina normally contains various bacteria. These are usually harmless and are not passed on by sexual contact. However, these bacteria sometimes cause PID. Such as tuberculosis and Staphyloccocus Aureus, which are not really sexually transmitted, but causes problems if the person concerned have low immunity.
This is more of a risk after having a baby, or after a procedure such as an insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD, and also abortions.
Some Symptoms we can have when we have PID include
 Pain in the lower abdomen (pelvic area) is the most common symptom. It can range from mild to severe.
 Abnormal vaginal bleeding occurs in about 1 in 4 cases. This may be periods that are heavier than usual, or bleeding between periods, or bleeding after having sex.
 Pain during sex.
 Abnormal vaginal discharge.
 Low back pain.
Symptoms may develop quickly. You can become quite ill over a few days. Sometimes symptoms are mild and develop slowly. For example, you may just have a mild abdominal pain that may ‘grumble on’ for weeks. In some cases no symptoms develop and you do not know that you are infected. However, you are still at risk of complications even if you have no symptoms at first.
You are prone to have PID if you
[a] Recently change sexual partner. The risk goes up with the number of changes of partner.
[b] Had a previous episode of PID or sexually transmitted disease.
[c] Had a recent termination of pregnancy (abortion).
[d] Had a recent operation or procedure to the uterus.
[Had an IUCD inserted recently.
However, even in women who have PID, the swabs and tests may not show any bacteria. Therefore, to help confirm a diagnosis of PID, other tests may be considered. For example, an ultrasound scan may be able to show some fluid in the back of the womb, pelvic abscess or inflamed fallopian tubes.
Many ladies recover from PID without any lasting problems, but if the infection is not treated early or entirely, PID can lead to serious complications. Just one episode of PID increases a woman’s risk of chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and getting PID again.
Some ladies develop PID time after time. This can happen if an infection have not been completely cured or if you have been reinfected.
Sometimes PID infections develop into an abscess (a pocket of infected fluid). An abscess can be particularly dangerous because it may not go away with antibiotic treatment, and if it bursts , it can be life threatening.
When PID develops in a woman’s fallopian tubes, it can turn the smooth lining of the tubes into scar tissue. This scarring can block the tubes, making it difficult for an egg to pass through them. If a fertilised egg gets stuck in one of the fallopian tubes, it may continue to grow as if it were in the womb. This is an ectopic pregnancy and is a potentially life-threatening situation. In some cases, the embryo may miscarry naturally, but if it continues to grow, the fallopian tube will burst, causing internal bleeding. It is estimated that one in ten pregnancies that occur after an episode of PID will be ectopic.
Infertility — Scarring from PID may be so severe that it blocks the fallopian tubes entirely, making it virtually impossible for an egg to get through. It is estimated that one in five women who develop PID will be infertile as a result. When a woman has more than one episode of PID, her chances of becoming infertile are even higher.
PID can be chronic and lead to scarring, this causes pelvic tissues and organs to stick together, pulling and straining them, and this can be very painful. One in five women who have had PID develop chronic pelvic pain. The pain may be caused by scar tissue (adhesions) that developed before the PID was treated, or it may be that an infection or inflammation has not been cured completely. Some adhesions can be separated surgically and this may help to ease pelvic pain.
In men, the problem of infection, is that it can lead to low sperm count
If it is chronic it can destroy the sperm producing ability of the testicles and also block the ejaculatory ducts , so leading to really bad case of infertility.
Tests for men with infection include Sperm analysis with culture, Full Blood count and Urine tests
If the sperm count is low , hormonal profile tests, with testicular ultrasound scan is necessary
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