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How is pelvic infection caught? Can u get it from without having sex? What r symptoms of pelvic infection. I had one past year.

How is pelvic infection caught?  Can u get it from without having sex? What r symptoms of pelvic infection.  I had one past year.

Variable: "pelvic infection" is very non-specific. It doesn't describe the area of the pelvis involved, the organism(s) causing it, or anything to which an appropriate answer can be formulated. If you had bacterial vaginosis, this is not an std. If you had pelvic inflammatory disease the chances are this was std induced. Don't have unprotected sex without your partner proving they are free of std. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


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I'm so scared, I might have a pelvic infection. What do I do?

I'm so scared, I might have a pelvic infection. What do I do?

See your gyn or a : Gyn asap for evaluation, an exam, cultures, an ultrasound and whatever other testing your doc may need to do, if u can't get into see a gyn then go to the er or an urgent visit center for evaluation asap. ...Read more

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What's a pelvic infection?

What's a pelvic infection?

Varies: A infection of the structures of the pelvis. It usually refers to pelvic inflammatory disease, pid, which is often secondary to an std that has ascended upwards. ...Read more

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What is a pelvic infection caused from?

What is a pelvic infection caused from?

Let me explain: Pelvic inflammatory disease develops as the result of spread of a sexually transmitted disease. Most cases of pelvic inflammatory disease are caused by gonorrhea and/or chlamydia and other bacterias. ...Read more

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How do women get a pelvic infection or any infection?

How do women get a pelvic infection or any infection?

PID: Occurs when bacteria move upward from a woman's vagina or cervix (opening to the uterus) into her reproductive organs. Many different organisms can cause pid, but many cases are associated with gonorrhea and chlamydia, two very common bacterial stds. A prior episode of pid increases the risk of another episode because the reproductive organs may be damaged during the initial bout of infection. ...Read more

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Do I need parent supervision to get treated and tested for a pelvic infection?

Do I need parent supervision to get treated and tested for a pelvic infection?

Not always: Young people can see a physician and get evaluated without their parent's permission. Sometimes we have limits on what we can do. You can start with your physician or see the public health clinic. You should not fear talking to a professional to get advice and direction, then decide how to proceed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My gyno says that getting an IUD is really risky, he says I have greater chances of developing a pelvic infection and becoming sterile. Is this true?

My gyno says that getting an IUD is really risky, he says I have greater chances of developing a pelvic infection and becoming sterile. Is this true?

Get second opinion: Though their reputation for causing infection still exists from cases many decades ago, currently iuds are very safe. As long as a competent physician places the iud, the risk of infection and infertility is extremely low. Before an iud is placed, the doctor will usually check for stds, to make sure the patient doesn't already have an infection. ...Read more

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Can one get a pelvic infection from a jacuzzi?

Can one get a pelvic infection from a jacuzzi?

Maybe: It would not be unheard of; there are several organisms that can be in hot tubs that can cause infection, from legionella, pseudomonas, or atypical mycobacteria. ...Read more