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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.
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Very mild but constant lower abdomen cramping. Cleared of pelvic inflammatory disease or ovarian cysts. What could this be!?
GI causes: You need to rules out causes such as ibs, celiac disease, etc. See a GI specialist.
Maybe: The physical barrier disruption caused by severe PID can increase your risk of getting it again.See 1 more doctor answer
If you get treated for pelvic inflammatory disease could your partner use the same pills as while?
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
Can one still ovulate while taking strong anti biotics injections for pelvic inflammatory disease?
Yes: Yes you will still ovulate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: See a doctor and get treated!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The vagina provides exposure the outside environment through the cervix, fallopian tubes & out into the pelvis. A reasonably common organism causing pid is e. Coli which resides in the rectum. Fecal material that is exposed to the vagina can infect with e. Coli traveling into the pelvis through the above route. There are other vaginal bacteria that can cause pid not related to stds.
Possibly indirectly: The swab - no, but if tested for other infections, yes.
What happens if I'm cured for PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), will sexual intercourse stop hurting?
Possibly: Is there a lot of scar tissue?
Yes: Although its uncommon, and generally only happens in cases of pre-existing tubal disease.
PID: While std's such as gonorrhea and chlamydia are often implicated in causing pelvic inflammatory disease, we are finding out that your normal vaginal flora may even play a role in causing pid. It is best to base empiric treatment on clinical findings such as cervical motion tenderness or adnexal tenderness.
PID: PID does not go away on its own. It is a serious infection with life altering complications including infertility.
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