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Can Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Cause Birth Defects
No.: Pid can prevent you from getting pregnant, but should not affect the fetus' risk of anatomical defects once pregnancy is achieved. Pid during pregnancy (in the first trimester) is very rare but could be an exception to the above rule, in that it can lead to miscarriage and birth defects. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent birth defects throughout your reproductive life!See 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) can cause abdominal pain and even bloating but the later maybe less common. Other symptoms can include vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, back pain, painful urination and painful intercourse. Systemic complaints can include fever, nasuea, and vomiting.
PID always: Has localized peritonitis confined to pelvis and pelvic organs. Less often is the incidence of tubo ovarian abscess break down and causing generalized massive peritonitis is due to early diagnosis, better antibiotics. Clamedia replaced gonococcal infection, especially peri-hepatis (Hugh-Curtis Syn)
PID: Pid usually causes abdominal pain, vaginal discharge and occasionally a fever. It causes an inflammatory condition in the lower abdominal area which may also lead to formation of a fluid exudate. This may cause one to feel a mild bloating sensation. Most common complications include chronic pelvic pain, infertility due to obstruction of the tubes or an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Absolutely yes, although it's less common. Anything involving an ascending infection in the uterus to teh adnexae can give a clinical pid; as such, any procedure that involves entering and/or instrumenting the uterus can give a theoretical pid risk.
Infertility & pain: No symptoms in 10%. Pelvic pain, tender cervix, vaginal discharge, usually mal-odorous, irregular menses, pain with sex, bowel movements & full bladder. Causes most commonly std such as gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas from having unprotected sex with an infected partner. Can be caused by an iud, or following an abortion or misscarriage, blood or lymph born infection.
Sexually transmitted: Diseases most common cause & from gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas. Also from an iud, post abortion or miscarriage, infection spread via blood stream or lymphatics. 10% of women are symptom free. Symptoms include pelvic or lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge which is usually malodorous, pain on intercourse, defecation & urinating, .
If my moderate pelvic abdo pain were caused by pelvic inflammatory disease and peritonitis would you expect my blood tests abnormal?
I have non STD related pelvic inflammatory disease - not sure what cause was. Took one dose of azythromyacin -symptoms 1wk later. What's going on?
Puzzling treatment: Hmmm... something doesn't compute. Single dose azithromcycin is inadequate for PID and I find it difficult to understand any doctor prescribing it. The only STD appropriate for that treatment is chlamydia, but presumably "non std related" means you were tested for it and negative. In any case, return to your doctor (or maybe find another one) about your continuing symptoms.
See below: Pelvic inflammatory disease are caused by infections usually sexually transmitted. Abdominal pain, fever, and pelvic discharge can all be symptoms or some patients may not any symptoms at all. Untreated abscesses and infertility can occur. If you are concerned, it is best to see your gyn for an evaluation.
Likely Chlamydia.: The usual std's can cause pelvic pain by rash, itching, etc., but the biggest cause of pid or pelvic inflammatory disease is chlamydia trachomatis, which is also sexually transmitted. This can cause lower abdominal, and pelvic pain, and a mucopurulent (pus-like) vaginal discharge. This is a very destructive disease which can require 14 days of antibiotics, like Doxycycline and clindamycin.
Yes: Pid can be caused by things other than stds, but stds remain the major predisposing factor. Douching is quite unlikely to result in pid, although nothing is impossible.
Can you tell if you had pelvic inflammatory disease? How do u kno you had it long enough to cause damage
No easy way: If you didn't have lower abdominal pain, you probably didn't have PID. This isn't certain; sometimes silent infection can damage the fallopian tubes, i.e. asymptomatic PID. However, most women with chlamydia don't have serious tubal damage. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to know for sure. Often the problem comes to light only after failure to conceive after a year or more of trying.
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