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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease?

NO!!: Pid is a serious infection of the female reproductive tract and must be treated with prescription antibiotics. If not properly treated, PID can lead to infertility and possibly serious abdominal infections. This is not something to be taken lightly. If this is you, see your doc today! Advise your partner (s) to be seen & treated as well.

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Definition)

A general term for infection of the uterus lining, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. ...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.

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Need advice about pelvic inflammatory disease. Should I ask the guy to help pay for my treatment?

Need advice about pelvic inflammatory disease. Should I ask the guy to help pay for my treatment?

Medical First: You need to be treated for pelvic inflammatory disease before anything else if you have not already. You do not want to be left with active infection and the possibility for long term complications while deciding on who should contribute money. Once treated, sit down and decide if you think you will get financial help or simply argue. Ultimately, the decision will remain in your hands.

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Best procedure to treat a pelvic inflammatory disease?

Best procedure to treat a pelvic inflammatory disease?

Antibiotics: Pelvic inflammatory disease is best treated with antibiotics. Sometimes if there is a large cyst filled with pus, a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease, that has to be drained (this is called a tubo-ovarian abscess). Most pid though can be treated with antibiotics. Sometimes those antibiotics can be oral, sometimes they need to be given intravenously. Depends on severity of disease.

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How common is it for somebody to get pelvic inflammatory disease?

PID part 2: Pid is really an std. All the organisms that cause pid are std's. Therefore, protection against std is the best prevention from acquiring pid.

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How soon or how after having pelvic inflammatory disease your body shows signs?

Variable: This depends upon the organism, how long the infection has been present and what tissues are involved. If you think that you may have PID you should definitely see a gynecologist and be examined and treated. This can create potentially life-threatening complications and result in infertility, tubal pregnancy, spread of infection to other areas of the body, and so on and so on.

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Can pelvic inflammatory disease go away on its own? If Antibitocs don't work for example?

PID: PID does not go away on its own. It is a serious infection with life altering complications including infertility.

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Can I be re-infected with pelvic inflammatory disease?

YES: Pid is a bacterial infection, due to a number of different microbiological organisms. Antibiotic cure does not confer immunity, and the original case may have damaged some of the barriers to infection, so re-infection is indeed possible.

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What are the chances of untreated Pelvic inflammatory disease spreading to the blood? High? Low?

Certainly possible: This is called sepsis and is possible from any bacterial infection. IF you have PID please seek treatment.

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Does pelvic inflammatory disease make you bloated?

Does pelvic inflammatory disease make you bloated?

Yes: Bloating is a very nonspecific symptom that can occur as a result of any dysfunction in the abdomen. It is mainly due to bowel distension and can be caused by increased progestational activity which causes bowel slowing.

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Does pelvic inflammatory disease cause bloating and pain?

Does pelvic inflammatory disease cause bloating and pain?

Yes it can: Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) can cause abdominal pain and even bloating but the later maybe less common. Other symptoms can include vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, back pain, painful urination and painful intercourse. Systemic complaints can include fever, nasuea, and vomiting.

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Can having bv give u pelvic inflammatory. Disease if you're a virgin?

Can having bv give u pelvic inflammatory. Disease if you're a virgin?

Unlikely: But yes, uncommon but infections from the vagina can ascend into the uterus to give you PID. Antibiotics can help fight symptoms and prevent complications.

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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.

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Can a thrush show up as pelvic inflammatory disease?

Can a thrush show up as pelvic inflammatory disease?

No: Thrush is a fungal infection and will not show up as pid which is mostly caused by sexually transmitted bacteria.

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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.

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