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Pelvic infections are usually caused by bacteria.
Pelvic infections are very common, but the symptoms can be so mild that many women aren’t aware of them. Common symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease include:
Sometimes an infection of the reproductive system can cause more serious symptoms. Pelvic inflammatory disease can cause a high fever, severe abdominal pain or nausea and vomiting.
If you notice symptoms that could be caused by a pelvic infection, you should see your gynaecologist. It is important to seek treatment even if the symptoms are mild, but if you are in severe pain you should go to the nearest A&E department.
It is usually possible to diagnose a pelvic infection based on:
Most pelvic infections can be treated with medication.
Getting treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease can help to prevent complications. An untreated pelvic infection could lead to scarring and narrowing of the fallopian tubes, which could affect your fertility and increase the chances of ectopic pregnancy by making it difficult for eggs to reach your womb. However, as long as you receive the right treatment, your fertility should be unaffected.
You can reduce the chances of another infection by:
If you think that you might have a pelvic infection, you can make an appointment with a leading gynaecologist at the Venus Women's Clinic in London. Miss Arafa is an experienced doctor who will provide the highest quality care. You can request an appointment by phone or using the simple online form. Same day appointments can be arranged if your symptoms require urgent care.
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