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A 44-year-old member asked:

If i had pelvic inflammatory disease, how would i know?

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Symptoms: You may experience pelvic pain, vaginal discharge and or fever. A raised white cell count and ESR are also tell tale signs. See your md if you feel that you may have it.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

Would a female know if she had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, mostly: Severe PID is very symptomatic with one exception, that is, Chlamydia which tends to "smolder" like a dumpster fire, and ultimately close Fallopian tubes if not detected or treated.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Have you had or delt with pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Dealt w/regularly: The pain / fevers / discharge / overall feeling bad-ness brings many women to the er for treatment of pid. Severity depends on personal health issues and time since infection started--some require IV antibiotics and hospital admission, others get first dose IV in er and prescriptions to go home with. If having vaginal symptoms, please get checked sooner than later.
Slater, MO
A 20-year-old female asked:

What are the signs of a pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
PID: The signs are a tender lower abdomen and elicited abdominal pain on pelvic exam (manual vaginal exam). Symptoms include lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, fever, nausea, loss of appetite.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does all pelvic inflammatory disease have symptoms?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Not at first: Pid is an ascending infection, beginning in the cervix and rising through the uterus to the fallopian tubes and out into the pelvic peritoneal cavity. Cervical culture screening catches many cases before any pain develops.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How is pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
By many things: Sexual activity per se, types of activity, drug use, etc. After a good and honest discussion, a gyn exam and blood tests are then appropriately directed.

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