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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Causes

Pelvic sould be classified according to the affected organs or the extent of the infection as well as the organism that is causing it. In most cases, STD is usually the cause, however there are other causes that are also possible. It can be triggered by different causes including postabortal after a miscarriage or abortion, lymphatic, postpartum, intrauterine device or IUD, and a hematogenous spread.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Definition

Pelvic inflammatory disease is term used generally to describe inflammation occuring in the female uterus, ovaries, or fallopian tubes.The disease may also lead to a condition called tissue necrosis without abscess formation or with abscess formation. Pus cells due to the inflammation can be released and affect the peritoneum.Pelvic inflammatory disease is a very vague and broad term which can also refer to any form may it be viral, parasitic, bacterial, or fungal. In most cases, it is often bacterial in nature.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Diagnosis

Laparoscopy is helpful in diagnosing any tubal disease. Regular testing for sexually transmitted disease is also important to prevent infection.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Symptoms and Signs

Pelvic inflammatory disease has no actual symptoms. If the patient should manifest any, it would include fever, pain in the lower abdomen, tenderness of cervical motion, different kind of discharge, pain during intercourse, and irregular menstruation.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Treatment

Treatment for Pelvic inflammatory disease will depend on what causes the disease and usually involving the use of some antibiotic therapy. Drugs must be given orally or can be also introduced intravaneously to the patient to start treatment immediately, as well as to increase effectivity of the antibiotic treatment. Hospitalization in some rare cases may be also necessary if the patient being treated has Tubo-ovarian abscesses or is also very ill. Other patients who needs to be in the hospital care are pregnant or incompetent, immunodeficient, or patients who have a life-threatening condition which cannot be ruled out. A gynecologist should be consulted for the treatment to be administered to the patient as well as treating both partners with STD.

Drugs used for treatment of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease


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