So basically, I can't believe it's possible that I've had PID all this time and not known. I must have been to the doctor/nurse/hospital over 40 times in the last 3 years, and never once was it even suspected. A couple of times I was positive for BV and treated it, but that's all. I've suffered from a sore/tender cervix during some of my paps but nobody seemed remotely concerned by this. I was told my cervix is hard to find, and assumed the digging around made it sore. I've also had lots of exams and pap smears where my cervix did not hurt at all. I had issues with it bleeding after sex a couple years back but that totally cleared up when I stopped taking Yasmin and never reoccurred.
So.....my GP is insisting that it isn't uncommon for people to go years without a diagnosis of chronic PID.....but most women aren't constantly at the doctor. I mean, my friends go about once a year. I've been 10-12 times in the last six months with these gynae issues, and not ONE doctor or nurse thought it could be PID?? I even brought up concerns about there being pus in my discharge (which they don't normally tell you, I saw it on the computer screen once) and about maybe having PID and I was as good as laughed out of the surgery.
What is going on here?!