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Sm - February 28

I am 4 days late and took a urine test today. It was negative, but the doctor wanted to do more testing. My symptoms were: nautiousness, fever, followed by chills, suddenly very tired, alot of discharge, abdominal pain, also with intercourse, white nipples. sore nipples and br___ts. the Doctor did a pelvic exam and it turns out that I have Pelvic Inflammatory disease. I was devistated as this can lead to sterilization. My boyfreind and I have been trying for a baby for a while. I wanted one SO badly. If I am not at least a little bit better in 2 days when I go in to see my Doc again, then she is admitting me in to the hospital.!!! I am very scared. Ever since I was a little girl when my baby brother was born ( we are 4 years apart) I played mother to him. I have always known that I wanted a baby. I am completely devistated. if anyone knows, what are the chances that I become infertile due to this disease? The doctor said that it was pretty far along and might have started scaring the tissues already. Thanks for your support.


MandyD - February 28

Hey Sm....sorry to hear that you are having this problem. I don't really know anything about it, so I can't offer anything there. Maybe there will still be hope for having your own kids, once they start treating you, etc. Of course, if for some reason, you are unable to conceive on your own...there are SOOO many children/babies out in the world that are in need of love and family. Something they might never have if it weren't for adoption. I know it's not the same, but just think of the world of difference you will make in some helpless child's life. Adoption is not for everyone, and may not even be something you've ever thought of, but it's worth a thought. Good luck with everything, and I hope you get well really soon! Lots of love to you!


sorry to hear - February 28

So sorry to hear about having PID. I don't know too much about it except that it is a result of a chlamydia or gonorrhea infection gone undected/untreated, which happens to a lot of women. I have heard that it can cause infertility but I don't know to what degree. I know someone who had it and she was so sick and very weak. Her boyfriend at the time (who gave her the disease) had to take her to the hospital because she was so sick. I would imagine the doctor is treating you for it. I did a search online for pelvic inflammatory disease and this is what it said about the symptoms: "The major symptoms of PID are lower abdominal pain and abnormal v____al discharge. Other symptoms such as fever, pain in the right upper abdomen, painful intercourse, and irregular menstrual bleeding can occur as well. PID, particularly when caused by chlamydial infection, may produce only minor symptoms or no symptoms at all, even though it can seriously damage the reproductive organs." This is what it said about the consequences: "Women with recurrent episodes of PID are more likely than women with a single episode to suffer scarring of the tubes that leads to infertility, tubal pregnancy, or chronic pelvic pain. Infertility occurs in approximately 20 percent of women who have had PID." This is not my business but if you are you monogomous, could it be that your bf is not? This is not a question you have to answer, just one to think about. You didn't get PID on your own so I would try and find out where you got it and inform your partner and/or other partners so they can be treated as well. I hope this helps. Good luck to you. The information was from the National Inst_tute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.


izzy - February 28

hey sm keep your chin up don't give up hope. i friend had PID about two years ago. she went to go get check about two months ago to make sure everything was okay and they told her she was find. if your doc knows what they are doing, ask all the questions you want. good bless and i will be praying for you..


Sm - March 1

Thank you to MandyD, Sorry to hear and izzy. Today has been really hard for me trying to sort everything out. The doctor has got me on two different antibiotics, each 500 mg. I have only been with 2 guys. One is my boyfriend right now, and not one part of me thinks that he cheated. He's not that kind of a person, and I also wouldn't do that. It was a very good suggestion, but the only thing that I can really figure out now is who gave it to who? It could be that I had it from my first partner and then when my boyfriend and I became active, I could have pa__sed it on to him. But let's see, we have been together since June 2004. I had s_x with my other partner two times last march. In October 2004 I was tested for Std's and came up negative, and before my boyfriend and I started having s_x, he said that he was tested for std's also. and came up negative. The only explanation that my doctor had was that somehow one of our tests wasn't examined carefully enough and it could still have been infected. i'm still trying to figure it out. Thanks for the support, it's really helping me feel better!


Daisy - March 1

Sm- I have a friend who had to go to the ER for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. It was serious enought that she was in excruciating pain. She was treated and has never had a second one. She has a gorgeous nine year old now- and he wasn't even planned. I think you will be okay. Just do what the doctor says and get some rest to help fight it. If complications do result, remember that you are living in an age of medical miracles and keep up the hope. Best of luck to you. Hang in there. Daisy


tiffani - March 1

I know nothing about PID, but thought you could use a ****hug****. xxxxxxxx Hope everything turns out well for you.



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