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Sojourners Inflammatory Disease
Here's a few.: Hello Harrie, PID is suspected when a patient complains of severe pelvic pain. We used to call this the 7 sign ( intern joke - but so not funny) She may have a foul-smelling discharge, pain with intercourse or with pelvic exam when the cervix is touched. She may have fever/chills. The most important thing about suspected PID is that it be diagnosed and treated aggressively. ...Read more
How are you feeling?: Pelvic inflammatory disease is experienced differently by different women. There is an acute stage associated with infections, then a second stage associated with chronic potentially debilitating daily pain. If you have concerns, go to a doc or clinic where you can get urine tested, a Pap smear, and an abdominal & pelvic exam & other relevant blood tests. Until there is hard data, we can't say. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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