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Transmission, symptoms and screening for pelvic inflammatory syndrome

How is pelvic inflammatory syndrome transmitted?

Pelvic inflammatory syndrome affects the uterus, Fallopian tubes, ovaries and surrounding tissues. It is caused by a variety of bacteria or viruses, including STBBIs.

What are the symptoms of pelvic inflammatory syndrome?

Although many people have no symptoms, it is possible to experience:

  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • More abundant or abnormal vaginal discharge
  • More abundant menstruation
  • Bleeding between periods or after sex
  • Chills or fever

How to get tested?

  • Blood tests (to confirm the presence and type of STBBIs)
  • Ultrasound (to have an image of the genital organs)
  • Laparoscopy (identify the precise site of infection)

Pour en savoir plus
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