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Dr. Karen Jones
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Can a virgin have a pid?

Can a virgin have a pid?

Most likely not: Most of the time pid is caused by a sexually transmitted infection, so since you haven't had sex you couldn't have an std. However several times I have seen a woman who has never had sex get pid. The infection comes from bacteria in the vagina for some reason we don't understand getting up into the uterus and causing the infection. ...Read more

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Definition)

Pelvic inflammatory refers to inflammation and or infection of pelvic organs which consist of uterus , ovaries and fallopian tubes . It causes scarring as it heals. Common agents for infections are gonorrhea and chlamydia in youn sexually active women. Endometriosis also causes pelvic inflammation on a non infectious basis . Infections warrant treatment to ...Read more


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I have lower left pelvic pain, intense vaginal cramps and bright red bleeding.. Im a virgin can i have PID? Normal pelvic exam. Douched days earlier.

I have lower left pelvic pain, intense vaginal cramps and bright red bleeding.. Im a virgin can i have PID? Normal pelvic exam. Douched days earlier.

See doctor: Depending on when the pain started and when your period is due there are many causes of pelvic pain. The only way to figure this out is to see your doctor for a physical exam and possible testing. If you have never had unprotected intercourse then there is no way you would have PID. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a virgin to have pid?

Is it possible for a virgin to have pid?

Technically yes!: With external rubbing of genitalia and oral sex, even though direct penetration does not occur! Ceertainly would be NOT a common occurrence! ...Read more

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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I have PID. I am single and Virgin Why this was happen to me?

Very unusual: Make sure the diagnosis is right, rarely other intra abdominal processes such as appendicitis can result in PID, or even more rare abdominal/pelvic tuberculosis ...Read more

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Can a virgin acquire pid?

Can a virgin acquire pid?

PID: Pid is a sexually transmitted disease usually caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia. If you have sex without penetration, you are still exposed to sperm and can get pid. Pelvic pain, discharge or a fever, or no symptoms can occur. It can damage to the fallopian tubes and cause infertility. If diagnosed early, treatment will reduce any risk for complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Venkata Vallury
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Hello I inal, I have PID and I am 22 years old and most important, I am still virgin. I don't understand that why this is to me. Please reply?

Pid: Usually PID is caused by a sexually transmitted disease, but in women who douch, it tends to move the bacteria up causing inflammation . of the tubes and masks any discharge from the vaginal orifice hence one does not seek attention, usually mistaken for appendicitis in virginal females. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Signs and symptoms of PID in virgins ???

Not PID: Women who have never engaged in sexual intercourse (virgin) should not concern themselves with PID, which is a consequence of untreated sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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How does a virgin get PID? I have lower left abdominal pain. History of ovarian cyst. 2 normal pelvic exams bu irregular bleedin.BloodTest show anemia

How does a virgin get PID? I have lower left abdominal pain. History of ovarian cyst. 2 normal pelvic exams bu irregular bleedin.BloodTest show anemia

Cant be PID: Pelvic inflammatory disease requires that micro organisms pass up the vagina into the cervix and from there travel up the fallopian tubes to produce abscesses. Having ovarian cysts and bleeding into the pelvis with associated pain and a normal pelvic exam along with a virginal status rules out PID ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Is it possible to have kids if you had pid?

Probably: Recurrent pelvic infections may result in scarring of the tubes leading to infertility, ectopic preganancy and chronic pelvic pain. If your tubes are blocked because of old infections, you can still carry a pregnancy but only after in vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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