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Can Pid Kill You
Yes, but...: ..This is thankfully very rare. Women admitted as an emergency with an iud-associated pelvic abscess, which is the worst form of pid, are at risk of dying, and generally require a huge amount of cardiovascular support from the anesthesiologist while the definitive surgery is performed. ...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
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
Variable: The symptoms of PID are variable that some women may not experience pain. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pelvic-inflammatory-disease/basics/definition/CON-20022341 If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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