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  1. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Home Treatment

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) require prompt medical treatment. If you have any unusual pelvic symptoms or pain, see your health professional without delay, even if your symptoms don't seem serious.

  2. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Symptoms

    Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) range from none at all to severe. It's common to think that PID symptoms are a sign of something less serious.

  3. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Cause

    Learn about causes of pelvic inflammatory disease.

  4. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - What Increases Your Risk

    You have an increased risk for developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) if you are at risk for getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Sexually active teens and young women have the highest rate of STD infection.

  5. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Exams and Tests

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is often difficult to diagnose because: PID symptoms vary and can be mistakenly linked to other health conditions. There is no single test that can detect PID. It is diagnosed by the combination of your medical history, y

  6. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Medications

    The treatment of choice for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is 2 weeks of a broad - spectrum antibiotic, which kills more than one type of bacteria. If taken properly, antibiotics will destroy the bacteria causing PID. Prompt antibiotic treatment may pr

  7. Your First Prenatal Doctor's Visit

    As soon as you suspect you're pregnant, schedule an appointment with your pregnancy health care provider. Even if you've confirmed your suspicion with a home pregnancy test, it's still wise to follow-up with a doctor appointment.

  8. Breast Pain (Mastalgia) - Topic Overview

    What do I need to know about breast pain?Many women have breast tenderness and pain, also called mastalgia. It may come and go with monthly periods (cyclic) or may not follow any pattern (noncyclic).Cyclic pain is the most common type of breast pain. It may be caused by the normal monthly changes in hormones. This pain usually occurs in both breasts. It is generally described as a heaviness or ...

  9. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Surgery

    There is no surgical treatment for vaginal yeast infection.

  10. Vaginal Yeast Infections - Cause

    A vaginal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of yeast organisms that normally live in small numbers in the vagina.

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