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Can you get Pelvic Inflammatory Disease after a Hysterectomy?

Can you get  Pelvic Inflammatory Disease  after a Hysterectomy?

Unlikely: Very unlikely as there is no direct access to the internal structures from the vagina. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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What happens when you have pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed?

What happens when you have pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed?

Antibiotics: Usually combined antibiotic treatment for acute disease to get rid of infections. The partner may need to be screened for sexually transmitted diseases. Fertilty problem can be evaluated later. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have pelvic inflammatory disease?

Could you tell me what happens when you have pelvic inflammatory disease?

PID: If you had pid, you may have damaged your fallopian tubes and getting pregnant naturally may be a problem. Therefore, you need to get them checked out before doing anything else. If the tubes are blocked, it may not matter about the other issues as there is a lower chance for getting pregnant. If they are open, then you can get pregnant. Still as you get older, you may need additional help. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a virgin have pelvic inflammatory disease?

Please tell me, could a virgin have pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes but very rare: Pid is most common in young women ( under age 25) who are sexually active. It is usually caused by chlamydia and gonnorhea. Both of these are sexually transmitted diseases. It is possible to have pid from other bacteria. It is also possible but very rare in a virgin. ...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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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 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?

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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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 is the definition or description of: pelvic inflammatory disease?

Pelvic inflammatory : 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 prevent long term complications. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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, . ...Read more

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Is there a method of testing for pelvic inflammatory disease? If so, what is it?

Is there a method of testing for pelvic inflammatory disease? If so, what is it?

Pelvic exam: Pid is an infection of the uterus, tubes, and ovaries. The pain can be severe enough to cause you to stop having sex or walk bent at the waist. During a pelvic exam, if the doctor pushes the cervix up 1 inch with gloved fingers and causes exquisite pain; chances are good that pid is the diagnosis. At that time, cultures and blood testing (and maybe ultrasound) should be taken to direct treatment. ...Read more

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Can I be re-infected with pelvic inflammatory disease?

YES: Pid is a bacterial infection, due to a number of different microbiological organisms. Antibiotic cure does not confer immunity, and the original case may have damaged some of the barriers to infection, so re-infection is indeed possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Definition)

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