One of the most common sexually transmitted infections in women is a pelvic inflammatory disease. It can lead to various conditions such as infertility and chronic pain. Although it’s not a sexually transmitted disease, it can be caused by an untreated condition, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. Having regular pelvic examinations is very important for women who are sexually active.

Only a healthcare provider can diagnose PID, but it can cause various symptoms such as nausea, fever, and vomiting. It can also cause pain in the lower abdomen, unusual urination, and long periods of a painful urination. 

To be tested for STDs or to consult with a medical professional with any questions or concerns you may have, contact Choices.