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Dr. Brian Nguyen
536 doctors shared insights

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Overview)

An infection of a woman’s upper reproductive organs inside pelvis , including uterus lining, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries.


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What are the symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease pid?

What are the symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease pid?

Varied: Pelvic pain, abdominal pain, fever, painful sex, vaginal discharge, nausea, vomiting, generally not feeling well. Can be a difficult diagnosis and you need careful evaluation to be certain. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Nguyen
536 doctors shared insights

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Overview)

An infection of a woman’s upper reproductive organs inside pelvis , including uterus lining, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries.


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Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) (Tip)

Most PID is caused by infection, especially Chlamydia. If female, insist your partner use condoms! ...See more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Can Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) prevent from getting pregnant? What are the symptoms?

Can Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) prevent from getting pregnant? What are the symptoms?

See below: PID can interfere with getting pregnant. Symptoms are variable and the woman may not have symptoms. You may consult this site for information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pelvic-inflammatory-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20022341 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long do you have to have chlamydia to develop pelvic inflammatory disease pid?

Unknown: There is no magic number. It all depends on your body and your immunity. If your immunity is low the disease can reek havoc. If it is high it will keep the progression of the disease in check. ...Read more

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) (Tip)

PID is usually treated easily with an injection and a course of antibiotics! ...See more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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What is pelvic inflammatory disease or pid?

What is pelvic inflammatory disease or pid?

Usually an Infection: Pid, or pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by an infection. Left untreated, the infection can cause permanent damage. If treated early and correctly, then infertility is much less likely. ...Read more

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) (Tip)

Do get it treated right away. Make sure your partner is treated too so you don't get it again. ...See more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Good morning doctor. I was diagnosed of pelvic inflammatory disease last year and I treated it, this year again I was diagnosed of PID again and I tr?

Good morning doctor. I was diagnosed of pelvic inflammatory disease last year and I treated it,  this year again I was diagnosed of PID again and I tr?

Repeat PID: Repeat PID is fairly common. Fallopian tube scarring with the first episode can allow bacterial to take hold again and cause PID again, sometimes due to normal vaginal bacteria; or reexposure to gonorrhea or chlamydia. So you and your sex parnter(s) need STD testing, but results often are negative. Carefully follow doc's advice about treatment and follow-up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can azithromycin 500mg treat PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) ?

Can azithromycin 500mg treat PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) ?

Azithromycin: Not in a single dose. Antibiotic therapy for any infection is dependent upon the sensitivity of the causative organism to the antibiotic used, the dosages and duration of therapy, the ability of the antibiotic to penetrate to the locale of the infection, and the immune status of the patient as well as the duration of the infection. Under the proper circumstances Azithromycin may be ok here. ...Read more

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) (Tip)

Most common cause is chlamydial infection. Treatable with Doxycycline and zithromax. ...See more

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How is pelvic inflammatory disease dx?

Sometimes difficult: PID is sometimes obvious but sometimes not. Diagnosis usually requires -Oral temperature >101° F (>38.3°C) -Abnormal cervical or vaginal discharge -Many white blood cells in vaginal secretions -Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate -Elevated C-reactive protein Pelvic pain and confirmed pathogenic bacteria in the genital tract are often considered PID as well. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) (Tip)

Diagnosis must be confirmed! most cases can be treated with antibiotics! surgery rarely needed ! ...See more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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