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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of silent pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Chlamydia;gonorrhea: These can be detected by cervical culture or dna long before they cause symptoms.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Chlamydia &....: Chlamydia and ureoplasma. Gonorrhea can also be silent initially in women. All can lead to infertility or worse.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms and causes of pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: Pelvic inflammatory disease are caused by infections usually sexually transmitted. Abdominal pain, fever, and pelvic discharge can all be symptoms or some patients may not any symptoms at all. Untreated abscesses and infertility can occur. If you are concerned, it is best to see your gyn for an evaluation.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the common causes and symptoms of a pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Sexually transmitted: Diseases most common cause & from gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas. Also from an iud, post abortion or miscarriage, infection spread via blood stream or lymphatics. 10% of women are symptom free. Symptoms include pelvic or lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge which is usually malodorous, pain on intercourse, defecation & urinating, .
A 40-year-old member asked:

Who causes pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Marlon White
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Good question!: Pid is caused when one person who is infected with a sexualy transittted infection has sex with someone who does not have the infection and shares the infection. Safe sex is always good advice. Insist on using a condom, even if you are using other forms of birth control.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the usual cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, and what symptoms would one have?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Several: The typical symptoms of pid are pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, and fever. The causes of pid are usually chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and several less common std's.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of a pelvic inflammatory disease & what's the cause? Need info?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Infertility & pain: No symptoms in 10%. Pelvic pain, tender cervix, vaginal discharge, usually mal-odorous, irregular menses, pain with sex, bowel movements & full bladder. Causes most commonly std such as gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas from having unprotected sex with an infected partner. Can be caused by an iud, or following an abortion or misscarriage, blood or lymph born infection.

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