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Can you contract pelvic inflammatory disease without having sex?

Can you contract pelvic inflammatory disease without having sex?

Unlikely: But sometimes, ascending pelvic infections associated with atypical bacteria have followed iud insertions, vaginal delivery, miscarriage, and uterine instrumentation. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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I practice safe sex, can I still catch pelvic inflammatory disease?

I practice safe sex, can I still catch pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes.: Depends what you call safe sex. Acquisition can come from many routes. Kissing can transmit herpes. Condoms break, etc, etc. Know your partner! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Should I have sex while on medication for pelvic inflammatory disease?

Should I have sex while on medication for pelvic inflammatory disease?

PID and sex: You can have sex but may be exposing yourself to other forms of pid as well if you are having sex with a different partner. If you and your partner are both being treated at the same time, it may be okay. Still, the best option would be to wait until you are finished with the medications. ...Read more

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Does having sex at a young age increase your chance of getting pelvic inflammatory disease?

Does having sex at a young age increase your chance of getting pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes: Risk factors for pelvic inflammatory disease include multiple sexual partners, unprotected intercourse, prior pid, douching, and young age at first sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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How is pelvic inflammatory disease dx?

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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What is the damage done by pelvic inflammatory disease?

Infertility: The major damage is scarring and occlusion of the fallopian tubes leading to infertility. ...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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If I had pelvic inflammatory disease, how would I know?

If I had pelvic inflammatory disease, how would I know?

Symptoms: You may experience pelvic pain, vaginal discharge and or fever. A raised white cell count and ESR are also tell tale signs. See your md if you feel that you may have it. ...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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What are the causes of silent pelvic inflammatory disease?

Chlamydia;gonorrhea: These can be detected by cervical culture or dna long before they cause symptoms. ...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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Would a female know if she had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Yes, mostly: Severe PID is very symptomatic with one exception, that is, Chlamydia which tends to "smolder" like a dumpster fire, and ultimately close Fallopian tubes if not detected or treated. ...Read more

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What kind of damage is done by pelvic inflammatory disease?

See details: The major damage can be done to fallopian tubes causing scarring and infertility. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pelvic inflammatory disease?

It depends on your: This is a question you need to discuss with your physician. It depends on your general health and your gynecology health. ...Read more

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How is pelvic inflammatory disease detected and then treated?

How is pelvic inflammatory disease detected and then treated?

By your symptoms: Pid is mosts often diagnosed clinically based on your symptoms of pelvic pain and findings on examination. It is both underdiagnosed and overdiagnosed as the symptoms can be very subtle at times. The only certain way to make this diagnosis requires minor surgery (laparoscopy) which isn't always practical. There are several treatment options in terms of antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Definition)

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