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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Definition)

A general term for infection of the uterus lining, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. ...Read 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

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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. ...Read more

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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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How is pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed?

How is pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed?

By many things: Sexual activity per se, types of activity, drug use, etc. After a good and honest discussion, a gyn exam and blood tests are then appropriately directed. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pelvic inflammatory disease?

Do a lot of people get pelvic inflammatory disease?

Many: 1% of child bearing aged women get pid to the best of our reckoning. Many cases go unreported, particularly in developing countries. Pid is really a form of an std. Symptoms can be mild or severe, mimicking appendicitis. Young women who have multiple sex partners and don't use barrier protection are much more likely to get pid. ...Read more

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Does all pelvic inflammatory disease have symptoms?

Does all pelvic inflammatory disease have symptoms?

Not at first: Pid is an ascending infection, beginning in the cervix and rising through the uterus to the fallopian tubes and out into the pelvic peritoneal cavity. Cervical culture screening catches many cases before any pain develops. ...Read more

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What should I do about pelvic inflammatory disease?

What should I do about pelvic inflammatory disease?

Treat it: Follow your doctor's instructions and make sure you complete all your medication. If it is due to a std make sure your partner is treated before you resume unprotected sex. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a pelvic inflammatory disease?

What are the signs of a pelvic inflammatory disease?

PID: The signs are a tender lower abdomen and elicited abdominal pain on pelvic exam (manual vaginal exam). Symptoms include lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, fever, nausea, loss of appetite. ...Read more

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Have you had or delt with pelvic inflammatory disease?

Dealt w/regularly: The pain / fevers / discharge / overall feeling bad-ness brings many women to the er for treatment of pid. Severity depends on personal health issues and time since infection started--some require IV antibiotics and hospital admission, others get first dose IV in er and prescriptions to go home with. If having vaginal symptoms, please get checked sooner than later. ...Read more

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Best procedure to treat a pelvic inflammatory disease ?

Best procedure to treat a pelvic inflammatory disease ?

Antibiotics: Pelvic inflammatory disease is best treated with antibiotics. Sometimes if there is a large cyst filled with pus, a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease, that has to be drained (this is called a tubo-ovarian abscess). Most pid though can be treated with antibiotics. Sometimes those antibiotics can be oral, sometimes they need to be given intravenously. Depends on severity of disease. ...Read more

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Why does my pelvic inflammatory disease keep returning?

Recurrent PID: Assuming the diagnosis is correct, recurrent PID can be due to inappropriate treatment or re-infection. There maybe other reasons. More information and testing maybe required to determine the specific reason in your case. ...Read more

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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

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How is Pelvic inflammatory disease tested for and treated?

Culture/amribiotics: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the Fallopian tubes caused by untreated STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia. The symptoms include discharge, pelvic pain, fever etc. If you have these symptoms you should be evaluated immediately. Untread PID can be associated with tubal scarring, infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Early treatment can prevent these complications. ...Read more

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How quickly should pelvic inflammatory disease be treated?

How quickly should pelvic inflammatory disease be treated?

See below: Any infection should be treated as soon as possible unless there is some extraneous circumstance prohibiting treatment. ...Read more

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Could I have Pelvic Inflammatory disease? what should i do?

Could I have Pelvic Inflammatory disease? what should i do?

How are you feeling?: Pelvic inflammatory disease is experienced differently by different women. There is an acute stage associated with infections, then a second stage associated with chronic potentially debilitating daily pain. If you have concerns, go to a doc or clinic where you can get urine tested, a Pap smear, and an abdominal & pelvic exam & other relevant blood tests. Until there is hard data, we can't say. ...Read more

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