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  1. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - What Happens

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) usually starts with a bacterial infection and inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia.

  2. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Prevention

    You can take measures to prevent developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) by using condoms to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

  3. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Surgery

    Surgery is not usually done to treat pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) unless it is needed to: Drain or remove an abscess, such as a tubo - ovarian abscess. Cut scar tissue (adhesions) that is causing pain. Surgery is occasionally used when a diagnosis is

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Treatment Overview

    Untreated pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can produce scar tissue (adhesions) that can cause ongoing (chronic) pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility.

  7. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) symptoms often don't develop until inflammation or scar tissue (adhesions) develop.

  8. 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.

  9. Fibrocystic Breasts - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about fibrocystic breast changes:What are fibrocystic breast changes?What is cyclic breast pain?When do I need to see my doctor about breast changes?Being diagnosed:What do I need to know about having a mammogram?Getting treatment:What do I need to know about taking low-dose birth control pills?

  10. Fibrocystic Breasts - Topic Overview

    What are fibrocystic breast changes?Many women have breasts that feel lumpy, thick, and tender, especially right before their periods. These symptoms are called fibrocystic breast changes. They may also be called cyclic breast changes, because they come and go with your menstrual cycle.Fibrocystic breast changes are normal and harmless. They aren't cancer, and they don't increase your chance of getting breast cancer. But having fibrocystic breast changes can make it harder to find a lump that could be cancer. This is a special concern if you also have a higher-than-normal risk for breast cancer. So if you or a close family member has had breast cancer or if you have had radiation treatment or a breast biopsy showing atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH), talk to your doctor about how often you need a breast checkup.What causes fibrocystic breast changes?Experts think that fibrocystic breast changes are linked to the hormone changes that happen during a woman's menstrual cycle. Each month,

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