How do I know if I have PID?

Many women have PID and don't know it. This is because sometimes women with PID don't have any symptoms. Still, some women do have symptoms, which can range from mild to severe. The most common symptom of PID is pain in your lower abdomen (stomach area). Other symptoms include:

  • fever (99.6˚ or higher)
  • vaginal discharge that may smell
  • painful sex
  • painful urination
  • irregular periods
  • pain in the upper right abdomen (stomach area)

PID can come on fast with extreme pain and fever, especially if it is caused by gonorrhea.