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Outpatient Pid Treatment
Is hospitalization needed for chronic Lyme disease treament (during an intravenous antibiotic treatment)?
Not necessarily: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Issue of Severity: In the treatment of anorexia nervosa, the level of care is determined by the severity of the illness and the needs of the patient. Inpatient care: need for parenteral or tube feedings due to severe with loss. Suicidal ideation due to depression. Damaged organ systems needing acute medical care. Outpatient care: borderline weight loss, better insight into issues, stable medical condition. ...Read more
Cephalosporins: Gonorrhea is becoming more resistant to antibiotics that have previously been used for treatment. The cdc came out with new guidelines which recommend oral Cefixime and the injectable antibiotic ceftriaxone. See this link for additional information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/gonorrhea-treatment-guidelines-factsheet.Pdf. ...Read more
Bowel obstruction: Surgical treatment for bowel obstruction related to abdominal adhesions is called exploratory laparotomy with lysis of adhesions. It can be performed open or laprascopically. Without bowel obstruction, adhesions are not treated surgically. Some docs will make a preliminary diagnosis of adhesions when patient presents with abdominal pain. The surgeon makes the diagnosis of bowel obstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovarian cysts: Most ovarian cysts can be removed laparoscopically which is an outpatient procedure. It is nowadays unusual to have to be inpatient for this. This obviously depends on the expertise of your surgeon. Advanced gynecological laparoscopists rarely have to perform a laparotomy (open surgery) for ovarian cyst removal. Davinci robot-assistance may facilitate a minimally invasive approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no!: They bacteria that cause it can be killed, but the scarring and fibrosis will not be affected, if caused by silent disease, present for months. Then the problem can require surgery to attempt correction of these problems, should they exist. If pid is found, then your sexual partner need be treated , or you will ping-pong disease! also, in susceptible individuals, chlamydia can cause an arthritis! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endometriosis: is often diagnosed by imaging including ultrasound. It is not definitive but can identify cysts associated with endometriosis, uterine tissue growing outside the uterus. Medications are generally used first including anti-inflammatories including ibuprofen/naproxen, but generally hormone therapy is more effective. Ultimately surgery to remove endometrial tissue or hysterectomy is often done. ...Read more
NONE: Ectopic pregency of cervix is rare even rare going to full term, unless get implanted close to uterus, then a nightmare to managing team, always associated with bleeding, could be massive, usually aborts, or require urgent surgical intervention, and medical treatment has no role. Leave it to expert OB surgeon to handle the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A : A voluntary abortion is deliberate termination of a pregnancy for non-medical reasons. A therapeutic abortion is performed for medical reasons such saving the motherâ€™s life. Other reasons for therapeutic abortions can include: terminating a pregnancy in which there are no chances for the fetusâ€™ survival or when the fetus would have significant health defects. It can also be done in cases in which carrying to term would cause significant mental or physical problems for the mother. ...Read more
Yes: There are many different treatments available for the treatment of endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is a medicine that decrteases estrogen levels and causes endometriosis to shrink away in most woman. Lupron (leuprolide) is used to treat endometriosis pain and endometriosis lesions/endometriomas. It should not be used long term to treat infertility associated with endometriosis-consider other options such as surgery. ...Read more
Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?
Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more
Severe problems: In general terms, the ones that cause problems with the function of the spinal cord and/or nerves. The spinal cord is the more serious. Pressure on the cord or nerves or abnormal movement (instability) that threatens them are reasons for surgery. Severe deformity can irritate them or cause severe pain or poor appearance. Severe pain may be a reason for invasive treatment, but not in all cases. ...Read more
NO: It could be resistant, hopefully not, but the standard of care is you need to go for a test of cure after u have completed the meds. ...Read more
You need to : heal and not spread infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Really hope you can get me. I was diagnosed with PID 4 days ago and began treatment that same day. Was giving 3 medications that must be taken twice d?
Antibiotics: See your doctor for you will have to be on antibiotics for a while ...Read more
Depends: Appropriate antibiotic is important, completing the course is important. During the treatment...no sex/douching/tampon/ tub bath. Otherwise recurrence will occur. Multiple partners, BV, Chlamydia are contributing factors. In India tubercular infection possible. Maintain good health, healthy food(non-vegetarian) habit for better cure. A pelvic US will asses the issue prospectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: PID is treated with antibiotics and blocked fallopian tubes requires surgical treatment ...Read more
How many treatments for having PID for 3 months? Its severe.. Had one treatment feel 75% better tho. Could it spread to intestines also?
Can spread : Pid can absolutely spread but you would be very very sick by now. When you ask this question before two different doctors answered and suggested that you schedule follow up with your doctor to make sure that the infection has completely resolved. A follow-up visit is essential to ensure that you are safe. ...Read more
When MD says OK: Resuming sexual or any activity is up to the MD who has been treating the PID as full resolution of the infection is necessary since early intercourse can cause flare ups again. It is like a "dumpster fire" that has been watered down and looks out, but when the ashes are stirred starts again. Follow up with your treating MD. ...Read more
Can PID keep developing after gonorrhea treatment was finished successfully? How is it diagnosed?
Possible: PID should not progress if it was treated "successfully". ...Read more
Was diagnosed with PID. Given treatment and went 3 days later for check up&I was fine. Had sex today and forgot I couldn't. Will I be okay?
PID Rx, follow-up: You "forgot" you aren't supposed to have sex with a diagnosis of PID??? The most serious STD complication in women? Probably no harm, but partner is at risk. It takes 1-2 weeks for PID to clear up. Wait for diagnostic tests (gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc), continue treatment, and follow doctor's advice for follow-up, including sex. Your sex partner(s) need to be examined and perhaps treated for STDs. ...Read more
Can chronic pelvic pain from PID be cured or is it a life sentence? If there is a treatment, What is the cure rate from this?
Possibly: I don't know the stats, unfortunately, but the main cause is usually scarring once PID is cured. 2 approaches: a) surgery to release scars & entrapped nerves; b) osteopathic visceral manipulation-Dr. uses hands to stretch/break scars.I've had good success with manipulation to release pelvic scars with partial to full pain relief. Manipulation is conservative, so I recommend most pts. start there. ...Read more
Had BV, 2 rounds Flagyl, still no better. Symp's of PID now. Would trying treatment w/Doxy be OK at this point? Would 2 weeks of Doxy help?
Maybe not: Doxycyline alone may not be adequate treatment for PID, and will not treat bacterial vaginosis. Presumably you are under a doctor's care. If not, see a doctor now and follow her advice about diagnosis and treatment. Don't try to manage this on your own. Good luck. ...Read more
Given 14days antibiotic for suspected PID, on my eigth day of treatment . However, I am scheduled for colonscophy in two days.Can I drink fleet soda?
Yes: See no reason not to but check with your colonoscopist. ...Read more
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