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Can Men Catch Pid
No, but...: Pid is infectious inflammation of the uterus and the fallopian tubes and possibly the pelvic space above the tubes, but men can certainly catch the causes of pid, which appear in men as inflammation of the urethra due to the gonococcus or chlamydia. Other kinds of sexually transmitted disease can also be caught by both sexes, even though some of them are not associated with pid. ...Read more
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
Yes: The same organisms that cause pid in women can cause make genital infections including urethritis (inflammation of the tube that drains urine from the bladder), otchitis (inflammation of the testicles) and prostatitis. Because the male genitals are external these infections are usually easily and quickly diagnosed. ...Read more
Antibiotic: Pid is an infectious disease caused bacteria. Therefore, antibiotic is the proper treatment. The bacteria involved may or may not be sexually transmitted and in many cases multiple bacterial strains are involved. The diagnosis is often clinical and generally cannot be confirmed accurately without sophisticated evaluation. If antibiotic therapy doesn't result in resolution of pain, see your doc. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what the anticipated cause of the pid is and on how sick you are. Pid by definition is infection of the upper genital tract structions in women (uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and may involve neighboring pelvic organs). See dr. Christiaan maurer's response for the specific antibiotic recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Depending on what tehecause is , but it should always be treated agressively and as early as possible so if u think u ahve pid and have not been seen then u need to go to heh er tonight to see if u do have it or something else so u can get treated, can cause really bad problems if not treated properly or too late. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Current recomendatio: According to epocrates, the current recommendation for pid treatment in an outpatient setting is for 250mg of Ceftriaxone as a shot, along with 100mg doxycyline 2x day for 2 weeks and possibley 500mg of Metronidazole twice a day for 2 weeks. There are alternatives if you are allergic to these meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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