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What is the usual cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, and what symptoms would one have?

What is the usual cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, and what symptoms would one have?

Several: The typical symptoms of pid are pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, and fever. The causes of pid are usually chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and several less common std's. ...Read more

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Definition)

Pelvic inflammatory disease is a general term for infection of the uterus lining, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. ...Read more


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What are the symptoms and causes of pelvic inflammatory disease?

See below: Pelvic inflammatory disease are caused by infections usually sexually transmitted. Abdominal pain, fever, and pelvic discharge can all be symptoms or some patients may not any symptoms at all. Untreated abscesses and infertility can occur. If you are concerned, it is best to see your gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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If my moderate pelvic abdo pain were caused by pelvic inflammatory disease and peritonitis would you expect my blood tests abnormal?

If my moderate pelvic abdo pain were caused by pelvic inflammatory disease and peritonitis would you expect my blood tests abnormal?

Not necessarily: Pelvic inflammatory disease due to chlamydia may not show any significant changes in the usual blood tests. Peritonitis with bacteria would result in elevated white blood cell count. ...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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Can having an mainly itchy open mosquito bite sore on the outer labia for 2.5 weeks that hasn't healed, cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

Can having an mainly itchy open mosquito bite sore on the outer labia for 2.5 weeks that hasn't healed, cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

Need to evaluate: Mosquito bite on the labia would not last 2.5 weeks. You should have the lesion examined for a proper diagnosis and exclusion of STD. If it is just a mosquito bite, that by itself would not cause pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginitis cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes: It is not a very common cause of PID, but it is a relatively infrequent cause of it. You'll find that a lot of the docs on this site will say no, but in the OB/GYN literature it talks about non STD causes of PID and BV is one of them. Luckily it is usually less severe than PID associated with gonorrhea or chlamydia. ...Read more