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Comment from: Katelyn, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

Today, I just found out that I have chronic PID. I really haven't had many symptoms, the only one being I have be on my "period" for over a month. I really hope it hasn't traveled to my tubes, and I caught it in time. Me being only 18, I always gets UTI's at least once or twice a year. The last time I was in the hospital (this was before I found out I have PID) I had thought I needed my appendix removed, but they said I had a "Kidney infection" But from what I'm hearing from everyone else's comments, it makes me wonder if it was really miss diagnosed and was really PID. My doctor told me that I have had it for at least 8 months. I am so scared. I hope I don't have this for the rest of my life. I wouldn't want anyone to have this. I've only known I have had it for a day, and I am so stressed out.

Comment from: s, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 07

I've been having the worst stomach pains for about a week and a half. Each day they get worse to the point that I can't stand up straight or breathe right. I went to the gynecologist and was told it must be a bowel problem based on the area of my stomach that hurt. I ended up going to the emergency room but left with no answers. The next day I went back to the ER with stabbing/piercing pain in my stomach. After a CT scan, they tell me I have PID. I was given an IV antibiotic and another one in pill form for 10 days. I have never felt pain like this in my life! I hope the pain subsides soon. I wouldn't wish this on anybody.

Comment from: judy, 45-54 Female Published: May 03

I was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease. I had lower abdominal pain, fever, severe weakness and headache. I was in the hospital for two days recently. They thought I had a ruptured cyst on my ovary. I'm now taking medications, but I don't feel any better.

Comment from: Angie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

I am 22 years old. I was diagnosed with PID just last night after being extremely ill for a week and half. I have a history of interstitial cystitis and polycystic ovarian syndrome so when I started getting pelvic pain again I thought it was no big deal. My doctor ordered a pelvic ultrasound but everything came back normal so we just left it alone. That has been about two half weeks ago. Unfortunately, I started running a fever and then I got chills really bad. I developed nausea and loss of appetite, and headaches. Two days ago I was on my way to school and almost passed out. I called 911 and they took me to the emergency room. I have a cardiac history so instead of investigating why I felt so poorly the ER doctor assumed it was a flare up of my heart problem and sent me home without ordering hardly any tests. Last night the chills got horrible and so did the abdominal pain so I went back to the ER and the doctor ran several tests before concluding that he felt it was PID. I am now on two antibiotics but unfortunately they have caused me to start vomiting. As soon as my OB/GYN's office opens in the morning I am going to call and make an appointment. I hope I have not done damage to my reproductive organs but I have had chronic pelvic pain for years so I wonder if I have been misdiagnosed for a period of time now.

Comment from: knowledgeableone, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 05

Wow! PID is the worst feeling ever. I got mine from a brand name IUD and ever since I got my IUD taken out, I get PID every time I go into the doctors. To me, having PID is like always being sick to the point where the medications don't help and won't work.

Comment from: Janice, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 22

After my period, I would get an abnormal discharge, sometimes with traces of blood. Then it could turn yellow. The cramps were so unbearable that I had to go see a doctor who later told me I had PID. I was put on medication, and after a few days, I got better. I got my next period and there was no reoccurrence of the cramps after the period. My only worry is that I hope it did not damage my reproductive system because I want to have children some day.

Comment from: lisa, 19-24 (Patient) Published: October 19

I had just gave birth to my son, he was about a week old my mom told me it was just my uterus going back in its normal shape. The pain was way worse than child birth, after a week I went to the hospital they did exploratory surgery said it was pid. That was worst pain ever hospital stay was 2 weeks.

Comment from: M . K., 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

I am a 28 years old female from india. I had fever, stomach ache, back ache, nausea, loss of appetite since last 8-10 days My doctor suggested ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis. I was diagnosed suffering from pelvic inflammatory disease. The disease is treatable according to the doctor.

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