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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Very mild but constant lower abdomen cramping. Cleared of pelvic inflammatory disease or ovarian cysts. What could this be!?
Maybe: The physical barrier disruption caused by severe PID can increase your risk of getting it again. ...Read more
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
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
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
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. ...Read more
Possibly indirectly: The swab - no, but if tested for other infections, yes. ...Read more
What happens if I'm cured for PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), will sexual intercourse stop hurting?
Possibly: Is there a lot of scar tissue? ...Read more
Yes: Although its uncommon, and generally only happens in cases of pre-existing tubal disease. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can you tell if you had pelvic inflammatory disease? How do u kno you had it long enough to cause damage
No easy way: If you didn't have lower abdominal pain, you probably didn't have PID. This isn't certain; sometimes silent infection can damage the fallopian tubes, i.e. asymptomatic PID. However, most women with chlamydia don't have serious tubal damage. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to know for sure. Often the problem comes to light only after failure to conceive after a year or more of trying. ...Read more
Likely Chlamydia.: The usual std's can cause pelvic pain by rash, itching, etc., but the biggest cause of pid or pelvic inflammatory disease is chlamydia trachomatis, which is also sexually transmitted. This can cause lower abdominal, and pelvic pain, and a mucopurulent (pus-like) vaginal discharge. This is a very destructive disease which can require 14 days of antibiotics, like Doxycycline and clindamycin. ...Read more
How common is pid?
Yes it is a common disease seen as a complication of sexually transmitted disease. Iis estimated that the annual incidence of pid in usa is more than 750, 000 women. ...Read more
Not often: Most often routine lab tests are normal. ...Read more
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