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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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Oophoritis, PID, salpingitis, salpingo-oophoritis, salpingo-peritonitis



  • This is an ascending infection of the lining of the uterus, the fallopian tubes, or the ovaries.

  • Fever or chills
  • Low back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain with urination
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Irregular menstrual bleeding or spotting
  • Increased menstrual cramping
  • No menstruation
  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Infertility

  • It is caused by gonorrhea, chlamydial infections, Mycoplasma, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus polycystic ovary disease, or postpartum infections.

  • Pelvic examination shows cervical discharge, cervical tenderness, a friable cervix, uterine tenderness, or ovarian tenderness.
  • Blood test shows elevated white blood cells (WBC) and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
  • An endocervical culture
  • A laparoscopy

  • Sexual activity during adolescence
  • Multiple sexual partners
  • A past history of PID or any STD (sexually transmitted disease)
  • Oral contraceptives ("the pill")
  • Intrauterine device used for contraception
  • Childbirth
  • Abortion
  • Endometrial biopsy

  • Hospitalization and antibiotic therapy against a wide range of infectious agents
  • Sex partners should be treated




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