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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Women: get #Sorted!

June 14, 2018

Infection is the epitome of a shit time – pain, fever, the feeling of lying in bed all day and hiding from the world is what usually ensues. But when infection hits your womanly organs and steals your rights of pregnancy from right under your feet, naturally, it can be particularly hard to take. This blog is designed to warn you of the dangers of pelvic inflammatory disease, the risk factors involved and how to stay #Sorted!

Your womb is a biological structure connected to your ovaries through two fallopian tubes. The ovaries produce and release the eggs and these eggs pass through the fallopian tubes down to the womb. Fertilisation occurs at the end of the fallopian tube, which is when the sperm fuses with the egg, forming an embryo. This is the normal process of fertilisation that occurs, usually ending in pregnancy. However, women who are asymptomatic and have left sexually transmitted infections (STIs), like Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea unchecked, are at risk of developing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).

PID can severely damage the tissue of the fallopian tubes and as a result, lead to infertility and complications such as ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is when an egg fertilises and attaches to the inside of one of the fallopian tubes. This can lead to ruptures which result in internal bleeding and in severe cases, hypovolemic shock. Hypovolemic shock is a life-threatening condition that results when you lose more than 20 percent of your body’s blood.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Risk Factors:

  • Sexually active
  • History of STDs, especially gonorrhoea and chlamydia
  • Multiple sex partners
  • Unprotected sex.

So, how can you remain #Sorted! and take control of your sexual health?

Well, simply get checked up on the regular.  

With our products, you can test for a range of STIs from the privacy and comfort of your own home, with fast results in less than 15 mins.

Not only are our tests clinically accurate (98-99%) and safe to use, many automatically include a private online medical consultation with our health professionals.

If you happen to test positive and need medication, this will be couriered directly to your door (included with many of our packages).

Our #Sorted! test package does just this. Stay on top of your sexual health and be sure that you’re scot-free of five of the most serious and highly-infectious STIs: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, and HIV.

Did you know that many STI's don't have symptoms? If left untreated they can seriously damage your fertility, health and life.

If you’re unsure what to do or if you’re worried about an STI, we’re here to help with safe and easy tests you can do at home.

Don’t risk your health!


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