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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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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Pid) (Definition)

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?

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 tests detect hpv, cervictitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease?

What tests detect hpv, cervictitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease?

Diagnosis: Hpv--- culture/ biopsy
cervicitis---- culture/ pap smear
pid---- culture. ...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

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Will antibiotics successfully treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

Will antibiotics successfully treat pelvic inflammatory disease?

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 more

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I am being treated for pelvic inflammatory disease and am taking doxycycl hyc 100mg twice a day for 10 days. Can I drink alcohol while being treated?

I am being treated for pelvic inflammatory disease and am taking doxycycl hyc 100mg twice a day for 10 days. Can I drink alcohol while being treated?

It should be OK: I don't think alcohol would interfere or affect the metabolism of your antibiotics.
To be safe, drink alcohol 1-2 hours apart from your antibiotics. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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. ...Read more

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If I had previous history of pelvic inflammatory disease, am I likely to get it again?

Maybe: The physical barrier disruption caused by severe PID can increase your risk of getting it again. ...Read more

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How is pelvic inflammatory disease dx?

Sometimes difficult: PID is sometimes obvious but sometimes not. Diagnosis usually requires

-Oral temperature >101° F (>38.3°C)
-Abnormal cervical or vaginal discharge
-Many white blood cells in vaginal secretions
-Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate
-Elevated C-reactive protein

Pelvic pain and confirmed pathogenic bacteria in the genital tract are often considered PID as well. ...Read more

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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

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How is pelvic inflammatory disease treated?

Antibiotics: Sometimes, several antibiotics are needed at once. ...Read more

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What is pelvic inflammatory disease or pid?

Usually an Infection: Pid, or pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by an infection. Left untreated, the infection can cause permanent damage. If treated early and correctly, then infertility is much less likely. ...Read more

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How is pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed?

How is pelvic inflammatory disease diagnosed?

By many things: Sexual activity per se, types of activity, drug use, etc. After a good and honest discussion, a gyn exam and blood tests are then appropriately directed. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pelvic inflammatory disease?

Do a lot of people get pelvic inflammatory disease?

Many: 1% of child bearing aged women get pid to the best of our reckoning. Many cases go unreported, particularly in developing countries. Pid is really a form of an std. Symptoms can be mild or severe, mimicking appendicitis. Young women who have multiple sex partners and don't use barrier protection are much more likely to get pid. ...Read more

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Does all pelvic inflammatory disease have symptoms?

Does all pelvic inflammatory disease have symptoms?

Not at first: Pid is an ascending infection, beginning in the cervix and rising through the uterus to the fallopian tubes and out into the pelvic peritoneal cavity. Cervical culture screening catches many cases before any pain develops. ...Read more

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What should I do about pelvic inflammatory disease?

What should I do about pelvic inflammatory disease?

Treat it: Follow your doctor's instructions and make sure you complete all your medication. If it is due to a std make sure your partner is treated before you resume unprotected sex. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a pelvic inflammatory disease?

What are the signs of a pelvic inflammatory disease?

PID: The signs are a tender lower abdomen and elicited abdominal pain on pelvic exam (manual vaginal exam). Symptoms include lower abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, fever, nausea, loss of appetite. ...Read more

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Have you had or delt with pelvic inflammatory disease?

Dealt w/regularly: The pain / fevers / discharge / overall feeling bad-ness brings many women to the er for treatment of pid. Severity depends on personal health issues and time since infection started--some require IV antibiotics and hospital admission, others get first dose IV in er and prescriptions to go home with. If having vaginal symptoms, please get checked sooner than later. ...Read more

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What is the damage done by pelvic inflammatory disease?

Infertility: The major damage is scarring and occlusion of the fallopian tubes leading to infertility. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more