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Can Pelvic Inflammatory Disease cause birth defects

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: But it can interfere with fertility in several different ways.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Yes it can: Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) can cause abdominal pain and even bloating but the later maybe less common. Other symptoms can include vaginal bleed ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
PID always: has localized peritonitis confined to pelvis and pelvic organs . Less often is the incidence of tubo ovarian abscess break down and causing generali ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PID: Pid usually causes abdominal pain , vaginal discharge and occasionally a fever. It causes an inflammatory condition in the lower abdominal area which ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes, can do: Specially if not treated promptly.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
There can be,depends: The germs can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation ; scarring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
PID: If untreated 10 to 15% of women with chlamydia may develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid may start developing within weeks to months of infec ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Although its uncommon, and generally only happens in cases of pre-existing tubal disease.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kline
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Women who have had PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) may have developed scar tissue or tubal damage which can impede conceiving, but many will not hav ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. RADHA SYED
51 years experience Gynecology
PID and intestines: Yes-pelvic inflammatory disease also called pid can cause serious abscess in the abdomen leading to hysterectomy, intestinal involvement and severe ad ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
It's possible: Many things are implicated in pelvic inflammatory disease, including untreated bv. If you think you have bv, you should see your doc.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Infection: Various infections,.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
26 years experience Infectious Disease
STD: Pid cause by std. No role of stress causing pid.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Varies: Pid may cause pelvic discomfort, fever, vaginal discharge etc or it may be asymptomatic but still result in infertility.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Pinworms have nothing to do with pid.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
By inflammation: The gonococcus can invade the upper reproductive tract and the resultant response of the immune system inflames the tissue causing edema and potential ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Infection: Chlamydia leads to pelvic infection and eventual scarring of the pelvic organs. This in turn sets up a chronic state on inflammation in the pelvic cau ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If it is bad: It can cause a tubo-ovarian abcess where everrything is infected and then the tube and ovary have to come out, it does not affect the eggs per say, it ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Possibly: Ibd can have an effect on overall nutrition and thus have an impact on both pregnancy and fetal growth., .
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Yes: The vagina provides exposure the outside environment through the cervix, fallopian tubes & out into the pelvis. A reasonably common organism causing p ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : Because it can damage fallopian tubes.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Evans
17 years experience Neonatology
Not generally: Ecoli is a bacteria generally found in the intestinal tract, it can cause many different types of infections, most commonly urinary tract infections. ... Read More

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