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Can You Have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease After A Hysterectomy
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Pelvic inflamatory d: Pid is caused by micro-organisms colonizing the endocervix ascending to the endometrium ( lining of inside of uterus) and fallopian tubes. It is a clinical diagnosis implying that the patient has upper genital tract infection and inflammation. If your ovaires and tubes were removed at the time of surgery a pid cannot occur. Infection ascends through the cervix. ...Read more
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
Misdiagnosis: If no sexual contact has occurred, then it must be an instance of wrong diagnosis. Did the doctor give a satisfactory explanation? If not, ask for clarification or seek a second opinion. ...Read more
Unlikely: but yes, uncommon but infections from the vagina can ascend into the uterus to give you PID. antibiotics can help fight symptoms and prevent complications. ...Read more
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
Before I had my laparoscopy, I was told I might have endometriosis or a chronic case of pelvic inflammatory disease. How are these different?
Only 1 is infectious: Pelvic inflammatory disease is infection that can cause pain, scarring and "adhesions" from the pus which is collected bacteria and white blood cells. Treatment requires antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Even after the infection is gone however, scar tissue may remain. Endometriosis is misplaced tissue from the lining of the uterus, that settles elsewhere and bleeds at the time of the period. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just told that i may have pelvic inflammatory disease. I've had the symptoms for 4 years. Anyway to get it besides sexually transmitted?
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