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Difference between ovarian cyst and pelvic inflammatory disease?

Difference between ovarian cyst and pelvic inflammatory disease?

One is infection: An ovarian cyst is a fluid collection in the ovary. It is usually due to ovulation, or less commonly a tumor. Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) is an infection of the pelvic structures (cervix, uterus , fallopian tubes, ovaries). An ovarian cyst will usually resolve spontaneously. Pid requires antibiotic treatment. It can cause abscesses, which will appear on ultrasound, and can be serious. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Uti or pelvic inflammatory disease or cyst. Which hurts?

Uti or pelvic inflammatory disease or cyst. Which hurts?

All can: All of the problems you note can be painful. Usually a UTI will be associated with urinary frequency, but pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) could also cause frequency, and a large cyst can cause urinary frequenvy if it is positioned over the bladder. Your doctor will ba able to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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If you get treated for pelvic inflammatory disease could your partner use the same pills as while ?

Partner treatment: if you get diagnosed with a pelvic infection, it is likely that your partner gave you the infection and you should both be treated with the same medications for chlamydia and gonorrhea.abstain or use condoms until you are both fully treated. ...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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How can I get tested for pelvic inflammatory disease --just go to er?

Yes, but: Yes you can go to an er, but unless you feel very sick this is a time-consuming and very expensive way to do it. If you are not acutely ill (fever, chills, severe pain) a doctor's office visit is a better choice. I'll also say, with no offense at all to any er doctor, that pid is also very often over-diagnosed in the er setting. ...Read more

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Will doxycycling hyclate 100 mg 2 times a day cure pelvic inflammatory disease?

Will doxycycling hyclate 100 mg 2 times a day cure pelvic inflammatory disease?

Not always: Doxycycline is only used to treat pid in conjunction with another antibiotic and not by itself. Pid is a condition that is both underdiagnosed and overdiagnosed. Most women will respond to combination antibiotic therapy that has been publlished by cdc. However, make sure you see your doctor in follow up. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have gotten pelvic inflammatory disease from IUD insertion or removal because its been 8 months i still have sharp pelvicpain?

Is it possible for me to have gotten pelvic inflammatory disease from IUD insertion or removal because its been 8 months i still have sharp pelvicpain?

Extremely unlikely!: All iuds are sealed. I doubt withdrawal under sterile conditions could do it either. The answer is elsewhere. By the way, you can acquire all stds using an iud . Good contraception! worthless for std protection! ...Read more

Dr. Brian Nguyen
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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more