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How prevalent is pelvic inflammatory disease in sexually active females in the us?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Uncertain

It is estimated that three-quarters of a million cases are diagnosed each year, but many cases so diagnosed may have pain due to other causes.
Conversely, a lot of evidence of PID at laparoscopy is found in persons who were unaware they had the problem.

In brief: Uncertain

It is estimated that three-quarters of a million cases are diagnosed each year, but many cases so diagnosed may have pain due to other causes.
Conversely, a lot of evidence of PID at laparoscopy is found in persons who were unaware they had the problem.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 1 in 4 are infected!

This both true and sad.
Chlamydial infections frequently have no symptoms, but cause scarring of the fallopian tubes with secondary infertility. 26 percent of single women are infected, ages 20-28. Most other infections cause pain and lower pelvic or abdominal discomfort. All should be treated quickly to avoid sequalae.

In brief: 1 in 4 are infected!

This both true and sad.
Chlamydial infections frequently have no symptoms, but cause scarring of the fallopian tubes with secondary infertility. 26 percent of single women are infected, ages 20-28. Most other infections cause pain and lower pelvic or abdominal discomfort. All should be treated quickly to avoid sequalae.
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