Tubal and ovarian inflammation:

Pelvic inflammatory disease ( )

A pelvic inflammation occurs when the female reproductive organs are infected. These affected organs include uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. The disease can lead to infertility. Therefore an immediate medical treatment is necessary. Antibiotic is often used for it.

Full Description

A pelvic inflammation is an infection of female reproductive organs. Female reproductive organs include uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Since the inflammation occurs in these sensitive organs, it can result in ectopic pregnancy, infertility, pelvic pain or other related medical problems.


Rebound tenderness, Abdominal guarding, Abdominal pain, Fever, Bleeding from vagina

Medical Conditions

The causes of pelvic inflammation are various. However, most commonly it is resulting from sexually transmitted diseases, for example gonorrhea and chlamydia. Women may probably be at a high risk of getting a pelvic inflammation when their sex partners have a sexual transmitted disease or when they have several sex partners. Besides sexually transmitted diseases, an improper douche may also cause a pelvic inflammation. An improper douche can change the vaginal environment and specific pathogenic bacteria may be flushed into female reproductive organs which lead to a pelvic inflammation. Women with a pelvic inflammation may experience fever, discharge from vagina, bleeding, pain around the pelvis, feeling of nausea and vomiting. Worst of all, it can also result in ectopic pregnancy and even infertility.


The treatments of a pelvic inflammation include antibiotics. First of all, the doctor may try to find out the specific species of pathogenic bacterium, and then decide which kind of antibiotics to use. Meanwhile, the antibiotics can be given through oral intake, injection or vein. Hospitalization may be suggested for some cases with severe pelvic inflammation.