Can chlamydia cause PID symptoms?
If you have chlamydia for a long time, you can develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) as a result. This happens, when the chlamydia infection spreads and affects your womb, fallopian tubes or ovaries.
PID can cause the following symptoms:
- abdominal pain
- pain during sex
- pain during urination
- bleeding between periods
- unusually painful or heavy periods
- unusual discharge (may be green or yellow)
PID can also sometimes cause severe symptoms, such as severe pain in the abdomen, fever, nausea and vomiting.
In many cases, PID does not cause any obvious symptoms. However, this doesn’t mean that it is harmless. PID can cause irreparable damage to your reproductive organs and make you infertile if it is not treated.
You can prevent getting PID as a result of an STI by getting tested for sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea on a regular basis and by using a condom every time you have sex.
PID is treated with antibiotics, which are either taken by mouth or given by injection. The course usually lasts for 14 days.