My Gynocologist gave me an anti biotic injection into my bottom for pelvic inflammatory disease? How does he know which Antibiotic will help?

PID. or pelvic inflammatory disease is many times treated "empirically" or based on usual patterns of bacterial infections in your community. Due to the severity of this type of infection and possible complications, it is often not possible to "wait" for culture results in order to start treatment. Assuming there was an exam done and samples sent to lab, Your Doctor did the right thing!
Common STDs. There are 2 infections that are the most common cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. Until test results tell us the exact cause, we usually treat both (one with a shot and the other with a pill). If you had tests taken to find out which infection it was, he then knew that the shot was the appropriate treatment.

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What are the symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease? How are the symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease different than sever symptoms of pms? .

PMS vs PID. Pid or pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection which starts in vagina or service and spreads to uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries and to lower abdomen. It is usually due to untreated or neglected sexually transmitted disease. Pms is associated subjective feeling of fullness before or during periods and is associated with stomach cramps, pain, change in mood. No infection is involved periodic. Read more...

Can you tell if you had pelvic inflammatory disease? How do u kno you had it long enough to cause damage

No easy way. If you didn't have lower abdominal pain, you probably didn't have PID. This isn't certain; sometimes silent infection can damage the fallopian tubes, i.e. asymptomatic PID. However, most women with chlamydia don't have serious tubal damage. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to know for sure. Often the problem comes to light only after failure to conceive after a year or more of trying. Read more...