Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is defined as an inflammation of the upper genital tract due to an infection in women. The disease affects the uterus, Fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries. It is typically an ascending infection, spreading from the lower genital tract.
When you have AV, the vaginal tract may be a bacterial reservoir for the upper pelvic organs.
If the invaded bacteria are fewer in number, your own body's immune system like the white blood cells can clear these bacteria. However, if the reservoir continues to supply bacteria in a high number, it may outnumber white blood cells to cause a more severe infection.
AV NIL is a suppository that only stays inside the vaginal tract. But many women with minor pelvic infections have used it and found relief. This does not mean that the ingredients of AV NIL can penetrate into the deeper tissue. The product has only a topical effect. It just clears the reservoir and stops the continuous supply of unwanted bacteria like Enterococcus to the deep tissue.
After the supply line is cut off, the small number of bacteria entered into the deeper tissue can be rounded up by your own immune cells. Thus, cutting the supply line can be a treatment strategy to clear a minor infection.
How to tell if you have a minor or major pelvic infection?
A minor infection by a small number of bacteria has only local symptoms, like localized pain and swelling. The pain is often mild and tolerable and the infection is often chronic.
A major infection caused by a large number of bacteria often causes more severe discharges with blood or pus and has systemic symptoms like fever, fatigue, and swelling. The infection is often acute. The pain is often severe and intolerable and may radiate to the entire pelvis. You may need to take painkillers and systemic antibiotics to be able to manage it.
If you have a major or acute pelvic infection, you should see a doctor specializing in infectious disease to treat it.
Only if you have a minor or chronic infection or you have been treated with antibiotics by a doctor to suppress acute symptoms but you still have some chronic discomfort, you can try to manage it yourself with a self-care product like AV NIL.
**Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. It is about natural products, nutrients, and/or methods for managing discomforts associated with vaginal dysbiosis (not a true infection or disease). It is not medical advice for the treatment of any disease.