Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infectious disease of the female genital tract. The genital tract includes the ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes. The most common infections are chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can occur during and after miscarriage, abortion, or childbirth. Untreated PID can damage the genital tract and the female reproductive organs. It can make it difficult to become pregnant and cause severe pain.

Role of homeopathy in pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Homeopathy for PID helps manage the symptoms like intermenstrual bleeding, painful periods, menstrual irregularities, and offensive vaginal discharge. Homeopathic medicines help address the underlying cause of PID and treat the root cause of the condition.

Six effective homeopathic medicines for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Sepia officinalis

Common name: Inky juice of cuttlefish

Sepia is indicated for marked pain in the pelvis and lower abdomen. There is burning in the uterus with yellowish or greenish vaginal discharge. The discharge may be offensive occasionally. Menses may be too late or too scanty and there is a violent stitching sensation in the vagina.

Mercurius solubilis

Common name: Quicksilver

Merc. sol. Is indicated for acrid, excoriating, and itchy vaginal discharge. There is severe burning in the vagina with a yellow or green discharge. The purulent discharge is worse on urinating and there may be a stitching pain in the uterus and ovaries.

Phosphorus

Common name: The element phosphorus

Phosphorus is indicated for uterine bleeding between two periods. The bleeding is profuse that causes significant weakness. There is left-sided ovarian pain with too early and scanty menses that last for a long duration.

Sabina officinalis

Common name: Savine

Sabina is recommended for profuse bleeding during menses where there is bright red colored bleeding with dark clots in it. The blood may have an offensive odor. Motion tends to worsen the blood flow. The menses are too early, too profuse, and the blood comes gushing out of the vagina. The vaginal discharge is offensive and corrosive causing itching.

Medorrhinum

Common name: The gonorrhoeal virus

Medorrhinum is indicated for intensely painful periods that cause excruciating pain in the pelvis with ovarian pain that is better by pressure. There is dark bleeding with an offensive odor. The vaginal discharge is acrid with a fish-like odor.

Kreosotum

Common name: Beechwood kreosote

Kreosotum works well in pain and bleeding during and after intercourse (dyspareunia). There is violent pain during sex along with burning in parts. There is the discharge of dark blood after coition. The leucorrhea is of yellow color, acrid in nature, and has the odor of green corn. It worsens between menses and often leaves a yellow stain on clothes. The external and internal genital parts feel sore and have a burning sensation.

Causative factors for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

  • Sexually active women who are less than 25 years of age.
  • Multiple sexual partners.
  • Practicing unsafe sex without condoms.
  • Regular douching of the vagina.
  • History of pelvic inflammatory disease or sexually transmitted infection.
  • Surgical or medical procedure that involves inserting a medical instrument into the uterus.

Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

  • Severe pain in the lower abdomen, bilaterally, back, and vagina.
  • Pain accompanied by high temperature and vomiting.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse and urination.
  • Yellow/green vaginal discharge.
  • Offensive vaginal discharge.
  • Painful menstruation.
  • Menstrual irregularities.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Prolonged intermenstrual bleeding.

Treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Treatment for PID includes antibiotics to take care of the infection and relieve the symptoms. To prevent reinfection via a sexually transmitted infection, both partners will have to undergo medical treatment. The partners may also need to abstain from sex till the symptoms disappear and the treatment course is completed.

Diet and lifestyle modifications for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

  • Consume a nutritious diet for overall health.
  • Improve your water intake to reduce the chances of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI).
  • Avoid inflammatory foods like sugary foods, processed foods, carbonated drinks, and trans fats.
  • Avoid douching the vagina.
  • Practice safe sex using barrier methods like condoms, dental dams, and cervical caps.
  • Opt for regular health screenings to ensure that you are not infected.

Conclusion

PID can be a painful condition which causes discomfort during your menstrual cycle and while getting intimate with your partner. Medical management is necessary to get rid of the infection. Homeopathy for PID helps relieve the symptoms and supports in leading a pain free life.

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