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Uti or pelvic inflammatory disease or cyst. Which hurts?

Uti or pelvic inflammatory disease or cyst. Which hurts?

All can: All of the problems you note can be painful. Usually a UTI will be associated with urinary frequency, but pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) could also cause frequency, and a large cyst can cause urinary frequenvy if it is positioned over the bladder. Your doctor will ba able to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can you get pelvic inflammatory disease without being sexually active? like from uti's or yeast infections or bad hygeine?

Can you get pelvic inflammatory disease without being sexually active? like from uti's or yeast infections or bad hygeine?

Yes: The short answer is yes. You can get PID just like you can develop a UTI..and the same bacteria can be involved actually. Good hygiene is important. Remember to wipe from front to back and not the other way around. ...Read more

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Difference between ovarian cyst and pelvic inflammatory disease?

Difference between ovarian cyst and pelvic inflammatory disease?

One is infection: An ovarian cyst is a fluid collection in the ovary. It is usually due to ovulation, or less commonly a tumor. Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) is an infection of the pelvic structures (cervix, uterus , fallopian tubes, ovaries). An ovarian cyst will usually resolve spontaneously. Pid requires antibiotic treatment. It can cause abscesses, which will appear on ultrasound, and can be serious. ...Read more

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Best procedure to treat a pelvic inflammatory disease ?

Best procedure to treat a pelvic inflammatory disease ?

Antibiotics: Pelvic inflammatory disease is best treated with antibiotics. Sometimes if there is a large cyst filled with pus, a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease, that has to be drained (this is called a tubo-ovarian abscess). Most pid though can be treated with antibiotics. Sometimes those antibiotics can be oral, sometimes they need to be given intravenously. Depends on severity of disease. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pelvic inflammatory disease?

How common is it for somebody to get pelvic inflammatory disease?

PID part 2: Pid is really an std. All the organisms that cause pid are std's. Therefore, protection against std is the best prevention from acquiring pid. ...Read more

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How soon or how after having pelvic inflammatory disease your body shows signs ?

Variable: This depends upon the organism, how long the infection has been present and what tissues are involved. If you think that you may have PID you should definitely see a gynecologist and be examined and treated. This can create potentially life-threatening complications and result in infertility, tubal pregnancy, spread of infection to other areas of the body, and so on and so on. ...Read more

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Can I be re-infected with pelvic inflammatory disease?

YES: Pid is a bacterial infection, due to a number of different microbiological organisms. Antibiotic cure does not confer immunity, and the original case may have damaged some of the barriers to infection, so re-infection is indeed possible. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more