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Pid In Women
Yes: The same organisms that cause pid in women can cause make genital infections including urethritis (inflammation of the tube that drains urine from the bladder), otchitis (inflammation of the testicles) and prostatitis. Because the male genitals are external these infections are usually easily and quickly diagnosed. ...Read more
Is PID associated with cervical or other cancers? Does PID cause cancer, or are women who already have cancer likely to develop PID?
Not really: These are not really related conditions. PID is caused by bacteria from the vagina ( or sexually transmitted bacteria) getting up the cervix into the uterus and tubes and setting up an infection. This isn't really related to cancer at all. The only exception is that very severe cancers can cause necrosis of tissue which can mimic infection in many ways. ...Read more
YES IT TAKES TIME: It may take days to months, as bacteria have to travel up from the vagina to pelvic organs.The commonest causes are sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea and chlamydia and can happen with other bacteria as well symptoms are fever, pain, foul smelling discharge, pain durin sex andurination, irregular periods in case of gonorrhea not treated it takes only days and with others may take days to months. ...Read more
Is PID something that just stays down in the female parts, or does it spread to the rest of your body?
Can a female or male have chlamdyia for a year and a half and not know about it? What's the chances of a female developing PID in that time?
Likely: If you mean, can a woman had pid that was treated get pregnant in the future, the answer is likely yes. Often if the first episode of pid is treated soon with antibiotics there may be no scarring of the tubes. However the more times a woman has pid the more likely the tubes are scarred, increasing the chance of infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Once pregnant get checked to r/o ectopic. ...Read more
If a woman was treated of PID and still having a little itch on her private part what should be done.?
Get recultured: Get recultured, and get treated for yeast, that is most likely causing the symptoms after all the antibiotics you've been treated with. There are now some bacteria that are resistant to regular antibiotics that were used for pid treatment, so if you have some itching it would be wise to take new culture as well as to do wet mount and koh, but more likely than not it is jus simple yeast infection. ...Read more