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Doctor insights on: Sexually Transmitted Infections And Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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Are all forms of pelvic inflammatory disease caused by sexually transmitted diseases?

Are all forms of pelvic inflammatory disease caused by sexually transmitted diseases?

No: Most are, but one notorious cause which is probably a thing of the past (i hope) was the multi-string iud, which resulted in ordinary vaginal bacteria invading the pelvis and causing pid, sometimes very bad cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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How prevalent is pelvic inflammatory disease in sexually active females in the us?

How prevalent is pelvic inflammatory disease in sexually active females in the us?

Uncertain: It is estimated that three-quarters of a million cases are diagnosed each year, but many cases so diagnosed may have pain due to other causes. Conversely, a lot of evidence of PID at laparoscopy is found in persons who were unaware they had the problem. ...Read more

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Can you get pelvic inflammatory disease without being sexually active? like from uti's or yeast infections or bad hygeine?

Can you get pelvic inflammatory disease without being sexually active? like from uti's or yeast infections or bad hygeine?

Yes: The short answer is yes. You can get PID just like you can develop a UTI..and the same bacteria can be involved actually. Good hygiene is important. Remember to wipe from front to back and not the other way around. ...Read more

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If a woman has been diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease, what can happen to her sexual partner as a result of this? I am a male whose sexual partner was recently diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease. What is pelvic inflammatory disease? Is it

If a woman has been diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease, what can happen to her sexual partner as a result of this? I am a male whose sexual partner was recently diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease. What is pelvic inflammatory disease? Is it

Pelvic : Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) is a serious infection of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes most often caused by chlamydia or gonorrhea - both sexually transmitted diseases. If she was diagnosed with pid, there is a very good chance that you are infected with chlamydia, gonorrhea or both. You should see your doctor to be checked and treated as soon as possible. I have attached a website below that has really good information about pid. ...Read more

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Can pelvic inflammatory disease be caused from something other than an STD like douching?

Can pelvic inflammatory disease be caused from something other than an STD like douching?

Yes: Pid can be caused by things other than stds, but stds remain the major predisposing factor. Douching is quite unlikely to result in pid, although nothing is impossible. ...Read more

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Can pelvic inflammatory disease be caused from something other than std?

Can pelvic inflammatory disease be caused from something other than std?

Yes: Absolutely yes, although it's less common. Anything involving an ascending infection in the uterus to teh adnexae can give a clinical pid; as such, any procedure that involves entering and/or instrumenting the uterus can give a theoretical pid risk. ...Read more

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I have non STD related pelvic inflammatory disease - not sure what cause was. Took one dose of azythromyacin -symptoms 1wk later. Whats going on?

I have non STD related pelvic inflammatory disease - not sure what cause was. Took one dose of azythromyacin -symptoms 1wk later. Whats going on?

Puzzling treatment: Hmmm... something doesn't compute. Single dose azithromcycin is inadequate for PID and I find it difficult to understand any doctor prescribing it. The only STD appropriate for that treatment is chlamydia, but presumably "non std related" means you were tested for it and negative. In any case, return to your doctor (or maybe find another one) about your continuing symptoms. ...Read more

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I tested negative on my STD testing, so how did i get the pelvic inflammatory disease?

I tested negative on my STD testing, so how did i get the pelvic inflammatory 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. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more