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Is Pid Contagious To Men
No, but...: Pid is infectious inflammation of the uterus and the fallopian tubes and possibly the pelvic space above the tubes, but men can certainly catch the causes of pid, which appear in men as inflammation of the urethra due to the gonococcus or chlamydia. Other kinds of sexually transmitted disease can also be caught by both sexes, even though some of them are not associated with pid. ...Read more
Yes: The same organisms that cause pid in women can cause make genital infections including urethritis (inflammation of the tube that drains urine from the bladder), otchitis (inflammation of the testicles) and prostatitis. Because the male genitals are external these infections are usually easily and quickly diagnosed. ...Read more
Most likely not: Most of the time pid is caused by a sexually transmitted infection, so since you haven't had sex you couldn't have an std. However several times I have seen a woman who has never had sex get pid. The infection comes from bacteria in the vagina for some reason we don't understand getting up into the uterus and causing the infection. ...Read more
Condoms: Pid, pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by an infection. The diagnosis is based on cultures, physical exam, and imaging studies such as pelvic ultrasound and cat scans. Left untreated, the damage can be permanent. Condoms are helpful but not fool proof. To be certain, have your partner tested before having sex. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what the anticipated cause of the pid is and on how sick you are. Pid by definition is infection of the upper genital tract structions in women (uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and may involve neighboring pelvic organs). See dr. Christiaan maurer's response for the specific antibiotic recommendations. ...Read more
Pelvic infections: PID, or pelvic inflammatory disease, is something that affects a woman's reproductive organs. There could be symptoms of lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, fever, burning with urination, pain with sex, or trouble with menstruation. Longer term, PID can cause complications such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain, etc. Best to see your GYN if you have Qs. It can be treated! ...Read more
Yes, but...: ..This is thankfully very rare. Women admitted as an emergency with an iud-associated pelvic abscess, which is the worst form of pid, are at risk of dying, and generally require a huge amount of cardiovascular support from the anesthesiologist while the definitive surgery is performed. ...Read more
BV and PID: Gardnerella is a normal bacteria in the vagina. It is one of many bacteria that grow to abnormal numbers in women with bacterial vaginosis. BV is more common in women with PID and some of the same bacteria often infect the tubes in BV. Therefore Gardnerella can be associated with BV, but Gardnerella itself does not cause PID. Usually PID is started by gonorrhea or chlamydia. ...Read more
Not likely: If you have chlamydia or gonorrhea undiagnosed recently then it might be a coincidence. endometritis (an infection of the lining of the uterus) is more common. IF you got this diagnosis is the ER, be aware ER's often times use this as a go to diagnosis for pelvic pain. Get a GYN consult regarding this as PID is often times not the correct diagnosis ...Read more
Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) usually caused by untreated chlamydia or gonorrhea or other infection. The disease spreads by vaginal and anal intercourse, and rarely, oral sex. Very rare is not a sexually transmitted infection.
Rec.: see your pcp for the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Very uncommon: It is extremely rare - maybe not impossible, but nearly - to get PID when pregnant. If you refer to having PID and then becoming pregnant, the PID need sot be treated promptly just like when not pregnant (although some of the drug protocols might change.) I hope this helps you. ...Read more
YES IT TAKES TIME:
It may take days to months, as bacteria have to travel up from the vagina to pelvic organs. The commonest causes are sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea and chlamydia and can happen with other bacteria as well
symptoms are fever, pain, foul smelling discharge, pain durin sex andurination, irregular periods
in case of gonorrhea not treated it takes only days and with others may take days to months. ...Read more
Unusual: Anything is possible, but this is quite rare. You may not have been aware of having been given an STD and may want to go and be checked carefully for others. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hard to say: Chlamydia is quite variable in the pattern of symptoms & damage it may inflict on a woman. Some have it for months with few if any symptoms, get treated and go on with a normal life. Some will have damage to their Fallopian tubes from any infection & increased risk of infertility or tubal pregnancy, some may get PID. ...Read more
Yes: You could if you gave it to her originally and you were not also treated. Definitely. ...Read more
What does smear shows benign changes due to inflamation means. I had been detected PID before this.
No sign of cancer or: Precancer. Did you have the pid treated? If not please get treatment. ...Read more
Is PID something that just stays down in the female parts, or does it spread to the rest of your body?
OK I've had chlamidia twice but got it taken care of with in a few months of having it do you think I have pid?
Wrong question: You don't not know you have PID. It produces disabling abdominal pain that will put you in the hospital. What you will not know is whether the chlamydia went into your Fallopian tubes and scarred them enough that you would be unable to have babies naturally. If you have any problems getting pregnant when you want to, your OBGYN can do some testing to see. It sounds like your risk is low, but it could ...Read more
Had pid. Finished meds. Chylnadia came back positive. Married. What do I do now? Husband refusing to take meds...
Try: Tell your dr, try to make him talk with your dr, try to discuss it with people involved in your life that you both trust, these are only a few ways to help him understand. Explain that if he passes it back to you, you will pass it again to him too, almost certainly. ...Read more