Pelvic inflammatory disease

  • Infection of the upper female genital tract
  • Symptoms may include abdominal pain, vaginal discharge and fever Caused most commonly by a bacterial infection of the vagina spreading to the uterus and ovaries
  • Common in individuals with sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
  • Commonly spread by sexual contact with infected person
  • Affects females only
  • Can occur at any age but more common in sexually active teenagers May be mild without symptoms to severe that may result in long-term scarring and infertility if left untreated

Change toothbrush every 3-4 months

Brush teeth 2 to 3 times a day

Avoid food with high sugar content and aerated drinks

Regular dental checks every 6 months

FOR PAIN

Apply hot or cold packs to the area

Relaxation techniques

Distraction

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Acetaminophen

Ibuprofen

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