Symptoms of PID can be subtle or mild; some people may not have any symptoms until they realize they cannot conceive or have chronic pelvic pain. The most common PID symptoms include:
- Abnormal and increased vaginal discharge.
- Abnormal uterine bleeding in-between menstrual cycles.
- Chronic pelvic pain.
- Fever and chills.
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
- Lower abdominal pain and tenderness (in the lower belly).
- Pain during sex, sometimes accompanied by bleeding or spotting.
- Severe pain and burning sensations during urination.
- Upper abdominal pain on the right side.
- Vomiting and nausea.
The symptoms of PID may look like other health problems. Mild symptoms can often be mistaken as a sexually transmitted infection like chlamydia.
If you experience any of the symptoms, stop having sex and talk with your healthcare provider as soon as possible for a diagnosis.