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Can pelvic inflammatory disease cause birth defects?

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!

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Does pelvic inflammatory disease cause bloating and pain?

Does pelvic inflammatory disease cause bloating and pain?

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.

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How often does Pelvic inflammatory disease cause Peritonitits? Is it a common cause?

How often does Pelvic inflammatory disease cause Peritonitits? Is it a common cause?

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)

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Can pelvic inflammatory disease cause bloating and other?

Can pelvic inflammatory disease cause bloating and other?

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.

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Can pelvic inflammatory disease be caused from something other than std?

Can pelvic inflammatory disease be caused from something other than std?

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.

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Are all forms of pelvic inflammatory disease caused by sexually transmitted diseases?

Are all forms of pelvic inflammatory disease caused by sexually transmitted diseases?

No: Most are, but one notorious cause which is probably a thing of the past (i hope) was the multi-string iud, which resulted in ordinary vaginal bacteria invading the pelvis and causing pid, sometimes very bad cases.

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Symptoms of a pelvic inflammatory disease & what's the cause? Need info?

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.

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What are the common causes and symptoms of a pelvic inflammatory disease?

What are the common causes and symptoms of a pelvic inflammatory disease?

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, .

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What is the usual cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, and what symptoms would one have?

What is the usual cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, and what symptoms would one have?

Several: The typical symptoms of pid are pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, and fever. The causes of pid are usually chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and several less common std's.

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If my moderate pelvic abdo pain were caused by pelvic inflammatory disease and peritonitis would you expect my blood tests abnormal?

If my moderate pelvic abdo pain were caused by pelvic inflammatory disease and peritonitis would you expect my blood tests abnormal?

Not necessarily: Pelvic inflammatory disease due to chlamydia may not show any significant changes in the usual blood tests. Peritonitis with bacteria would result in elevated white blood cell count.

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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.

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Who causes pelvic inflammatory disease?

Who causes pelvic inflammatory disease?

Good question!: Pid is caused when one person who is infected with a sexualy transittted infection has sex with someone who does not have the infection and shares the infection. Safe sex is always good advice. Insist on using a condom, even if you are using other forms of birth control.

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What are the symptoms and causes of pelvic inflammatory disease?

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.

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Pelvic inflammatory disease---what is most common cause in sex workers?

Pelvic inflammatory disease---what is most common cause in sex workers?

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.

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Can pelvic inflammatory disease be caused from something other than an STD like douching?

Can pelvic inflammatory disease be caused from something other than an STD like douching?

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.

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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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