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  1. 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.

  2. Laparotomy for Pelvic Problems - Topic Overview

    A laparotomy is a surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to visually inspect the abdominal cavity through an incision in the abdomen. Laparotomy may be used in the diagnosis and treatment of female pelvic conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID),endometriosis,uterine fibroids,ovarian cysts,and ectopic pregnancy. Laparotomy is usually done under general anesthesia. ...

  3. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Cause

    Learn about causes of pelvic inflammatory disease.

  4. 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.

  5. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - When To Call a Doctor

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

  6. 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).

  7. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Topic Overview

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a general term for infection and inflammation of the upper reproductive organs in women. It is often, though not always, a complication of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). PID may include infection and inflammatio

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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