Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Exams and Tests
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is diagnosed by the combination of your medical history, your symptoms,
a physical exam, and lab test results.
Your doctor may ask you a number of questions, such as what your symptoms are, what method of birth control you use, and whether you or your partner engage in high-risk sexual behaviors.
Your exam for PID will include a
You will also be tested for
pregnancy testpregnancy test is done to rule out the possibility of
a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy.
- Blood tests are used to look for signs of
inflammation or infection. Tests include:
- A blood or urine
cultureculture is used to look for infection.
Yearly chlamydia testing for young,
sexually active women is thought to reduce the number of cases of
PID. This screening is recommended by experts.