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How does gonorrhea contribute to pelvic inflammatory disease?

How does gonorrhea contribute to pelvic inflammatory disease?

By scarring...: First, gonorrhea is a pelic inflammatory disease. It wreaks havoc by moving up the fallopian tubes, causing scarring, and perhaps infertility. Gc can actually enter the abdomen and be life threatening. Also, chlamydia is co-transmitted 75% of the time. It can also scar the tubes. It can also cause arthritis. Antibiotic coverage should be aimed at treating both! ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Definition)

Pelvic inflammatory disease is a general term for infection of the uterus lining, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. ...Read more


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What are the symptom differences between chlamydia and pelvic inflammatory disease?

What are the symptom differences between chlamydia and pelvic inflammatory disease?

Well: Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the uterus which means the bacteria went up from the cervix. It is typifified by significant pain and chlamydia if often a causative agent. Chlamydia is a bacteria which can be carried asymptomatically or can be limited to the cervix but can cause the clinical problem of pid. That's why we screen for it so heavily; good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...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

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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Is there one specific test for pelvic inflammatory disease?

No!: Not at all; there is not even a universal 'gold standard.' pid is common and delays in treatment result in important health problems, so diagnostic guidelines try to identify patients with pid and start treatment early. These guidelines allow flexibility in diagnosing, and even some over-diagnosis simply to avoid missing questionable cases that wouldn't get treated promptly. ...Read more

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What happens when you have pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed?

Antibiotics: Usually combined antibiotic treatment for acute disease to get rid of infections. The partner may need to be screened for sexually transmitted diseases. Fertilty problem can be evaluated later. ...Read more

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Who causes pelvic inflammatory disease?

Who causes pelvic inflammatory disease?

Good question!: Pid is caused when one person who is infected with a sexualy transittted infection has sex with someone who does not have the infection and shares the infection. Safe sex is always good advice. Insist on using a condom, even if you are using other forms of birth control. ...Read more