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How does gonorrhea contribute to pelvic inflammatory disease?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: By scarring...

First, gonorrhea is a pelic inflammatory disease.
It wreaks havoc by moving up the fallopian tubes, causing scarring, and perhaps infertility. Gc can actually enter the abdomen and be life threatening. Also, chlamydia is co-transmitted 75% of the time. It can also scar the tubes. It can also cause arthritis. Antibiotic coverage should be aimed at treating both!

In brief: By scarring...

First, gonorrhea is a pelic inflammatory disease.
It wreaks havoc by moving up the fallopian tubes, causing scarring, and perhaps infertility. Gc can actually enter the abdomen and be life threatening. Also, chlamydia is co-transmitted 75% of the time. It can also scar the tubes. It can also cause arthritis. Antibiotic coverage should be aimed at treating both!
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: By inflammation

The gonococcus can invade the upper reproductive tract and the resultant response of the immune system inflames the tissue causing edema and potential abscess formation.

In brief: By inflammation

The gonococcus can invade the upper reproductive tract and the resultant response of the immune system inflames the tissue causing edema and potential abscess formation.
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