The female body is remarkable. Capable of growing and sustaining life, cleaning itself and returning to a restorative, healing state known as homeostasis. In the midst of these miraculous undertakings is a complex system that oftentimes points to organs directly related to the pelvic region.
While the vagina and other pelvic organs are intelligently designed and intuitively operable, there can be external and internal issues that arise, causing an imbalance and dis-ease or discomfort.
One of these issues has been labeled as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). It can come without any symptoms at all but result in permanently damaging conditions, like trouble getting pregnant or the development of chronic pelvic pain.
For this reason, we want to share a preventative and precautionary approach you can take to monitor some signs and symptoms, in the event you do have them. This way, you can discuss with your healthcare provider at the first sign of some of these indicators.
Be on the lookout for:
Abnormal uterine bleeding, especially during or after intercourse, or between menstrual cycles
Fever, sometimes with chills
Heavy vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor
Pain in your lower abdomen and pelvis
Pain or bleeding during intercourse
Painful or difficult urination
One of the many ways you can monitor these occurrences is by using performance panties that absorb discharge and leaks. This allows you to gauge how much you are seeing, how often and all while keeping you dry and sanitary despite these conditions.
Our performance fabric layer wicks sweat and moisture AWAY from your body with our ultra-thin technology so you barely feel it is there and will feel dry where it counts. Our power layer mesh does not pool bacteria because it dries quickly. Your body heat evaporates what goes into the core, drying as you move.
Aside from reporting and managing the above issues, you can also focus on preventing such. Many PID cases are connected to multiple sex partners and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
Tips to help prevent PID include:
Practicing safe sex.
Don't douche. It imbalances the good bacteria you have internally to fight off infections.
Getting routine STD check-ups and results.
Have your partner get tested. Keep in mind that some tests may not show STIs contracted from recent partners. It is best to revisit this at 6 months to get a full screening of anything that may have been dormant at time of initial testing.