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Doctor insights on: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease And The Female Reproductive System

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Does pelvic inflammatory disease affect a woman's tubes?

Does pelvic inflammatory disease affect a woman's tubes?

Yes1: This one of the most unfortunate aspect of certain stds. Permanent scarring can occur. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Female Reproductive System (Definition)

The female reproductive system is a complex organ system that includes sex hormones and organs such as the ovaries, uterus, fallopian ...Read more


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Can pelvic inflammatory disease affect a woman's eggs?

Can pelvic inflammatory disease affect a woman's eggs?

If it is bad: It can cause a tubo-ovarian abcess where everrything is infected and then the tube and ovary have to come out, it does not affect the eggs per say, it can also just cause tubal adhesions or tubal blockage so the icvaries are fine but the tubes are ruined so u would need in vitro fertilization, if it is caught early it may not affect fertility at all teh key is early diagnosis and agressive txment. ...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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Can women with pelvic inflammatory disease become pregnant?

Can women with pelvic inflammatory disease become pregnant?

Yes: Women who have had PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) may have developed scar tissue or tubal damage which can impede conceiving, but many will not have had such damage. For those who are having trouble conceiving and evaluation reveals there to be damage, there are options to either fix the damage or bypass it with procedures such as ivf. ...Read more

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Could chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

Could chlamydia or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) cause infertility and scarring?

PID: If untreated 10 to 15% of women with chlamydia may develop pelvic inflammatory disease (pid). Pid may start developing within weeks to months of infection. Or it may take longer in others. This can damage the fallopian tubes ; uterus ; result in infertility, ectopic pregnancy ; chronic pelvic pain. ...Read more

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What is pelvic inflammatory disease or pid?

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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Can inflammatory bowel disease affect your sex life?

Can inflammatory bowel disease affect your sex life?

Yes: Certainly if you don't feel well, have pain, diarrhea, bleeding can put a damper on sex life. Fistulas (abnormal connection between loop of bowel and something else-bowel, bladder, vagina, outside world) definitely can affect sex life. Meds like steroids can affect. Sulfasalazine can decrease sperm count. Ostomies can be a challenge. ...Read more

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What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

What parts of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system does HVI effect?

Does not affect any: HIV causes Immune deficiency and patients are more prone to infections which most people with normal immune system do not get HIV does not directly have ant effect on the male or female reproductive system but are more prone to infections of the reproductive system indirectly ...Read more

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Can an abdominal/pelvic CT damage your ovaries, eggs, reproductive organs or effect fertility?

Can an abdominal/pelvic CT damage your ovaries, eggs,  reproductive organs or effect fertility?

When used: appropriately for diagnostic imaging, no. Direct radiation to the pelvis could potentially damage an early pregnancy, which is why they always ask you if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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How does pelvic inflammatory disease affect pregnancy?

See details: it can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes which prevents the egg from reaching the uterus. In other words it can cause infertility. ...Read more

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Does having chlamydia increase your risk for pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes: Chlamydia and gonnorhhea are 2 of the most common agents to cause pelvic inflammatory disease. Any person in contact with a sexual partner who has either of these infections, should be treated as well toprevent the long term problems of pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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

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