I have read a lot about PID and the only reason I can think of for me having it (if I have it) is something to do with when I went for my Pap smear. Everything was plastic-wrapped and probably sterile. So I don't know. I haven't ever been able to wear tampons.
The reason I went to the ER wasn't completely from the pain. It started and I hoped it would get better then it kept staying there, so by Sunday after over 5 days of it, I started to worry. And my bf was sick of hearing me complain about the pain so made me go.
The pain was definately bearable... just extremley uncomfortable... like something pinching and pulling on your ovaries all day and night.
I have an ultrasound all ready to do on Monday to check for cysts if nothing turns up today.
I really hated my Pap smear and once I got the results back for it I thought I wouldn't have to go back again for a long time.
I know this exam will be different, but it still involves a speculum!
I have my appointment in 30 minutes.
Thanks for sharing your experiences.