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How can you test for pid?

How can you test for pid?

EXAM/LAB/IMAGING: The diagnosis is made by history, symptoms, physical exam, lab tests and imaging like cat scan or ultrasoung exam so there is not one test it is combination of all that.That is the only way we the doctors make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do they test for pid? What are symptoms

How do they test for pid? What are symptoms

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

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What should I do if my doctor says he won't test me for pid?

What should I do if my doctor says he won't test me for pid?

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 more

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5 weeks pregnant months after gonorrhea treatment that turned into PID. Test negative now. Could the past gonorrhea infection make me miscarry?

5 weeks pregnant months after gonorrhea treatment that turned into PID. Test negative now. Could the past gonorrhea infection make me miscarry?

GC: A prior infection would pose problems with conception, especially with pid. Since treatment you tested negative. Gonorrhea can effect the fetus, but, since you tested negative after treatment the pregnancy should be fine. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Your immune system: Your immune system may have cleared the active chlamydia over time such that whatever test you had may not have found active disease. It does not mean your system did not suffer harm with the germ. You may well have significant tube scarring. ...Read more

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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

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

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Are there any tests for case of pid?

Are there any tests for case of pid?

Cultures and exams: Pid, pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by an infection. The diagnosis is based on cultures, physical exam, and imaging studies such as pelvic ultrasound and cat scans. Left untreated, the damage can be permanent. ...Read more

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Is there a test to find out if I have pid?

Yes: Usually a pelvic exam and a cervical culture provides the answer. Other sources of pelvic pain can be misinterpreted as pid, and frequently are in the emergency department. A positive culture is definitive; an exam alone always includes an element of opinion. ...Read more

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Had a HSG test had high vaginal swabs and cylminda test before was clear HSG good what are chances of gettin PID from hsg?

Had a HSG test  had high vaginal swabs and cylminda test before was clear HSG good what are chances of gettin PID from hsg?

Pretty low: If all your tests were negative (clear) and the hsg was normal, the chances of getting pid are very low (~1%). If you develop fever or increasing pain you should see your doctor. ...Read more