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PID diagnosis: PID is diagnosed by pelvic exam, sometimes ultrasound exam; plus lab tests for main causes (chlamydia, gonorrhea). The main symptoms are low abdominal/pelvic pain and vaginal discharge, sometimes uncomfortable urination, vaginal bleeding. Fever in severe cases. If you think you might have PID, get care immediately; it can be very dangerous if not treated quickly. Good luck! ...Read more
Ask for explanation: You doctor must have a reason to refuse testing. Ask him/her to give you an explanation reasoning why he/she thinks the test is not necessary, if you are not satisfied with an explanation, or do not trust you doctor's opinion or judgement, you might be better off finding a physician that you will trust and won't need to question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 weeks pregnant months after gonorrhea treatment that turned into PID. Test negative now. Could the past gonorrhea infection make me miscarry?
Tested positive on chlamydia but didn't treated. After several months, diagnosed with pid but test result on chlamydia is negative. How is it possible?
What are the STDs that can cause PID and how do they test for each? Can PID be from a BV infection left untreated?Thanks
Cultures and blood: The std chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most common causes of pid, though frequently other bacteria also contribute to the severity of the disease. Bv rarely causes pid but the symptoms of BV are common to more serious infections. Cultures and blood tests are used to screen for the various std's. Please see your gynecologist. ...Read more