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Difference between ovarian cyst and pelvic inflammatory disease?
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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Ovarian cysts can resolve over time.Like above pid is a infection and usually needs to be treated to go away
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