A 30-year-old female asked:
before and during my pregnancy i had paps and std testing. nothing was wrong. now a year later i find out i have pid. how was it missed?
2 doctor answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Exposures ???: I would suppose you & your partner have had additional exposures over the past year. You or your partner may have had a problem surface that was not detected by regular screening(or not specifically tested). You can review the findings with the treating physician, but the agent came in at some point & the actual form of pid may point to the timing involved.
Answered on Apr 13, 2018
Dr. Chevies Newman answered
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Was this pid dx'd by culture or was it a clinical diagnosis. Pelvic pain is often called pid and treated so it's not missed. On the other hand, having a neg workup a year ago doesn't mean u couldn't have gotten an infection in the meantime. Before u go crazy though makevsurebthey isolated a bacteria that is an std.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!